Forgetfulness: Making the Modern Culture of Amnesia (Paperback)

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Forgetfulness is a book about modern culture and its profound rejection of the past. It traces the emergence in recent history of the idea that what is important in human life and work is what will happen in the future. Francis O'Gorman asks what the absence of history does to our sense of purpose, as well as what belonging both to time and place might mean in cultures without a memory. It is written in praise of the best achievement and deeds of the past, but is also an expression of profound anxiety about what forgetting them is doing to us.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501362064
ISBN-10: 1501362062
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: February 6th, 2020
Pages: 200
Language: English