Mémoire partagée

Abstract : This article examines the hypothesis that shared memory represents an archetypal form of commons, because it can be understood both as a condition and a result of any commons process. By distinguishing it from the "collective memory" theorized by Halbwachs (which results from the unification of individual memories through the external action of social frames), we are interested here in the process of sharing, which implies a desire to reunite or exchange within a group memory resources according to rules and for a purpose that it determines itself. As an operator of intelligibility as well as of transformation, memory sharing carries recognition, knowledge or institutional issues, which are concentrated in the collection and the editorialization of traces. These operations are largely conditioned by the technical and organizational devices that underpin them. Digital environment has profoundly renewed those devices, either in the sense of an industrialization of memories or in the sense of a collaborative paradigm in line with the " Spirit of the commons".
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Louise Merzeau. Mémoire partagée. Marie Cornu; Fabienne Orsi; Judith Rochfeld. Dictionnaire des biens communs, Presses universitaires de France (PUF), 2017. ⟨halshs-01546678⟩



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