The Scots Imagination and Modern Memory

Author(s): 
Blaikie, Andrew
ISBN: 
9780748617876
Date published: 
August 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£24.99

A cross-disciplinary exploration of how our memories are formed Andrew Blaikie explores how different, but connected, ways of seeing infuse relationship between place and belonging. He argues that all memories, whether fleeting glimpses or elaborate narratives, invoked imagined pasts – be these of tenement life, island cultures, vanished moralities, even the origins of social science. But do these recollections share a common frame of reference? Are our perceptions conditioned by a collective social imaginary?