The Crypt: Probing the Obscure Administration of Cultural Memory

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  • JOHAN REDIN Södertörn University
  • PETER JACKSON University of Stockholm

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.5153

Abstract

The prescribed means to engage with the past through a variety of

culturally upheld techniques is receiving wider attention within the humanities today. This is partly due to the growing field of so-called ‘cultural memory studies’. Religion is typically evoked in these circumstances as an exemplary entry into processes of long-term cultural mediation, and the different interests permeating the maintenance and obfuscation of a time-honoured past. The article is devoted to a concept that has attracted comparatively little attention among students of cultural memory: the crypt and its various analogies to the question of remembrance without memory.

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Published

2011-09-01

How to Cite

REDIN, J., & JACKSON, P. (2011). The Crypt: Probing the Obscure Administration of Cultural Memory. Temenos - Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, 47(2). https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.5153

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