KUMA2009 Memory, Narrative, and the Politics of Memory (5 cr)
The course focuses on memory and narrative as concepts, ethnological approaches and research sources, targets and methodologies.
Taught course or independent work (book exam, reading group or assignment).
80% participation in teaching and written assignments or lecture exam. Completion by independent study – essay or book exam.
After completing the course, the student will:
- be able to explain what memory, recollection narrative and intangible cultural heritage are as concepts, approaches and tools for social criticism
- know the task of the oral history and memory studies movements and
- be aware of the specific questions raised by memory studies and know how to apply them
The course coordinator will refer students to learning material. For the book exam, three works are selected from the following list:
- Fingerroos, Outi ym. (toim.) 2006: Muistitietotutkimus. Metodologisia kysymyksiä.
- Erll, Astrid 2011: Memory in Culture.
- Hamilton, Paula & Shopes, Linda (eds.) 2008: Oral History and Public Memories. Saatavana<br />elektronisena julkaisuna.
- Abrams, Lynn 2010: Oral History Theory. Saatavana elektronisena julkaisuna.
- Alessandro Portelli: Käsky on täytetty. Historia, muisti ja verilöyly Roomassa 1944.