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ERIC Number: EJ1070875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1191-162X
The Transitional Space of History: Reflections on the Play of Roger Simon's Remembrance Pedagogy
Farley, Lisa
Canadian Social Studies, v47 n2 p70-78 2014
This paper reads Roger Simon's concept of "transactional memory" in relationship to D. W. Winnicott's theory of "transitional space" to examine the emotional dimensions of making historical significance. Drawing on a personal memory of archival study with Simon, I suggest that his attention to the ethical qualities of remembrance at the same time offers a theory of remembrance as a work of creative play that sets into motion the painful and hopeful process of working through the anguish of loss.
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Language: English
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