Includes bibliographical references (p. -272) and index.
|Series||Cultural memory in the present|
|LC Classifications||PN441 .C85 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||276 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||276|
|ISBN 10||0804753733, 0804753741|
|ISBN 10||9780804753739, 9780804753746|
|LC Control Number||2006017967|
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