Author(s): Eviatar Zerubavel
"As Eviatar Zerubavel demonstrates in Time Maps, we can not resolution questions comparable to those with no deeper working out of ways we envision the previous. In a pioneering try to map the construction of our collective reminiscence, Zerubavel considers the cognitive patterns we use to arrange the previous in our minds and the psychological methods that assist us string in combination unrelated occasions into coherent and significant narratives, in addition to the social grammar of battles over conflicting interpretations of historical past. Drawing on interesting examples that vary from Hiroshima to the Holocaust, from Columbus to Lucy, and from historic Egypt to the previous Yugoslavia, Zerubavel displays how we assemble historic origins how we tie discontinuous occasions in combination into tales how we hyperlink households and full international locations thru genealogies and the way we separate distinct historic classes from one every other thru watersheds, comparable to the discovery of fireside or the autumn of the Berlin Wall.".