Farewell to the past: Historical memory, oblivion and collective identity. Bodei, R. Philosophy & Social Criticism, 18(3-4):251–265, 1992.
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[first paragraph] In the face of sudden and unexpected changes, and, in the face of collapsing regimes or vanishing ways of life, we are often amazed by the great number of men and women who are intimately linked to these changes, and who forget a substantial part of their history and modify the meaning of their past.
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abstract = {[first paragraph] In the face of sudden and unexpected changes, and, in the face of collapsing regimes or vanishing ways of life, we are often amazed by the great number of men and women who are intimately linked to these changes, and who forget a substantial part of their history and modify the meaning of their past.},
author = {Bodei, Remo},
doi = {10.1177/019145379201800303},
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issn = {0191-4537},
journal = {Philosophy {\&} Social Criticism},
number = {3-4},
pages = {251--265},
title = {{Farewell to the past: Historical memory, oblivion and collective identity}},
url = {http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/019145379201800303},
volume = {18},
year = {1992}
}
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