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edited by Elisabeth Dena Eber and Arthur B. Neal
University of Wisconsin Press, 2001
Cloth: 978-0-87972-829-8 | Paper: 978-0-87972-830-4
Library of Congress Classification BF378.S65M46 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 153.12

Eber and Neal address some of the theoretical issues connected with symbolic constructions of reality through human memory and its subsequent representation. Linkages between what we remember and how we represent it give humans their distinctive characteristics. We construct our reality from how we perceive the events in our lives and, from that reality, we create a symbol system to describe our world. It is through such symbolic constructions that we are provided with a usable backdrop for shaping our memories and organizing them into meaningful lines of action.
          These case studies present a new and creative synthesis of the multiple meanings of memory and representation within the context of contemporary perceptions of truth.