to Barry Schwartz on Collective Memory and Social Psychology.
Dr. Schwartz is a
professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Georgia and the
author of five books.
Schwartz recently received an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University.
Read his remarks by following this link: Institute
for Behavioral Research.
Athens article about Barry's latest honor and his perspectives
on his work.
is a link to the press
release from American Friends of the Hebrew University.
colleagues, and other interested parties are invited to explore Barry
Schwartz on Collective Memory for information and pdf
versions of some of his work. See the "View
Selected Articles and Chapters" page for links to articles.
Books by Barry Schwartz
Asia's Difficult Past: Essays in Collective Memory, edited
by Mikyoung Kim and Barry Schwartz, published by Palgrave Macmillan,
is now available.
volume - destined to be a classic in the expanding field of memory
studies."— James V. Wertsch, Marshall S. Snow Professor
in Arts and Sciences and Director, McDonnell International Scholars
Academy, Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
Schwartz's Abraham Lincoln in the Post Heroic Era: History
and Memory in Late Twentieth Century America, published by
University Of Chicago Press, is now available. "Anyone - scholar
or layman or buff - who wants to understand Lincoln's place in American
life is obliged to read Barry Schwartz. He has made himself indispensable."
- Andrew Ferguson.
available from the University of Chicago Press is Dr. Schwartz's Abraham
Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory. "An engaging
scholarly study of the dynamic links between Lincoln's image and the
rapidly changing American culture during the six decades after his
assassination." — Kirkus Reviews.
Washington The Making of an American Symbol is "a provocative
analysis of Washington seen through the eyes of his contemporaries....a
a readable and penetrating book that belongs in general as well as
special collections."— Milton Meltzer
and Waiting: Studies in the Social Organization of Access and Delay,
published by the University of Chicago Press is a book length study
of punctuality and delay. "...perceptive and imaginative socio-psychological
analysis...full of fascinating insights." — Peter M. Blau
Classification: A Study in Structuralism and the Sociology of Knowledge
is described Lewis Coser as being, "creative and pathbreaking....Schwartz...has
the ability to weave together strands of thinking, from anthropology
to psychoanalysis, from psychological research to philosophical disquisitions,
that are not usually brought together."