Collaborative remembering

background and approaches

Michelle L. Meade*, Celia B. Harris, Penelope Van Bergen, John Sutton, Amanda J. Barnier

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this introduction to the edited volume, Collaborative Remembering: Theories, Research, and Applications, we first provide a historical context that highlights the emerging focus on social factors in the study of memory. We then consider the range of social memory phenomena examined in the book including remembering with an intended future audience, remembering in the presence of others, remembering in direct collaboration with others, and remembering in larger social and cultural contexts. We also discuss the various methods used in the book to measure collaborative remembering, including productivity, content, accuracy, process, and function. The focus throughout the chapter is on the points of overlap and contrast across and within perspectives. We then conclude with a preview of the specific chapter contents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative remembering
Subtitle of host publicationtheories, research, and applications
EditorsMichelle L. Meade, Celia B. Harris, Penny Van Bergen, John Sutton, Amanda J. Barnier
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780198737865
Publication statusPublished - 2018



  • collaborative remembering
  • social memory
  • memory
  • collaboration
  • collective memory

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Meade, M. L., Harris, C. B., Van Bergen, P., Sutton, J., & Barnier, A. J. (2018). Collaborative remembering: background and approaches. In M. L. Meade, C. B. Harris, P. Van Bergen, J. Sutton, & A. J. Barnier (Eds.), Collaborative remembering: theories, research, and applications (pp. 3-15). Oxford: Oxford University Press.