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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; First Edition edition (January 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226902587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226902586
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,136,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A deft study of twentieth-century memory controversies."
(Jenny Diski London Review of Books)

"Riveting."
(Science)

"Impressive. . . . Winter has done an admirable job synthesizing many diverse sources into a tidy cultural history. . . . A compelling demonstration that the science of memory—like all science—is both a product of and an influence on the culture from which it springs."
(Bookforum)

"A brilliant, original history of the intertwined theories of memory and attempts to recall past experience. Winter writes with engaging discernment about the clinic and the courtroom, trauma and therapy, neuroscience and neurospeculation, bringing to revealing life disputes about the reliability of memory that have arisen in the law, the laboratory, and the media."

(Daniel�Kevles, Yale University)

"There is no other book like this--a deeply researched, vividly written, marvelously accessible account of (not quite) a dozen important episodes in what Alison Winter calls the 'sciences of recall' in the twentieth century. A hugely enjoyable read, full of new information and valuable insights." (Ruth Leys, Johns Hopkins University)

"Good books on memory are made of this: sophisticated ideas, subtle observations, and an engaging style. This one by Alison Winter is better than simply good. It’s splendid."
(Douwe Draaisma, author of Disturbances of the Mind)

About the Author

Alison Winter is associate professor of history at the University of Chicago and the author of Mesmerized: Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain, also published by the University of Chicago Press.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence M. Hinman on February 22, 2013
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This is a wonderful and finely textured exploration of the study of memory in the 20th century. Winter is in easy command of a wealth of detail and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts and technologies, especially the flashback metaphor drawn from cinema to science. This was one of those books that I found myself picking up and continuing to read whenever I got a chance. I'm looking forward to reading her book on mesmerism after this.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sirin Tugbay on December 3, 2012
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It's definitely an interesting area of research, but disappointed for my personal reasons to read it. Too many court examples and not enough memory talk.
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