Living in history in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Zebian, Samar
dc.contributor.author Brown, Norman
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-13T08:17:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-13T08:17:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2013
dc.date.issued 2016-04-13
dc.identifier.issn 0965-8211 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3547
dc.description.abstract The Living in History (LiH) effect is a litmus test for the degree to which historical events reorganise autobiographical memory. The LiH effect was studied in two Lebanese samples: a Beiruti sample that lived in the epicentre of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) and another group from the Bi'qa region who lived in an area that was indirectly exposed for most of the civil war but experienced one short-term period of war during the Israeli invasion. Using the two-phase word-cueing task to elicit dated autobiographical memories, we observed a significantly stronger LiH effect in the Beirut sample but also a significant yet weaker LiH effect in the Bi'qa sample. In addition to the main finding we offer evidence that the LiH effect waxes and wanes with the level of conflict in an area and that reported personal experiences of war exposure predict the strength of the LiH effect. Our findings suggest that collective transitional events which produce a marked change in the fabric of daily living engender historically defined autobiographical periods which give structure and organisation to how individuals remember their past. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Living in history in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle the influence of chronic social upheaval on the organisation of autobiographical memories en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703289 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Memory en_US
dc.journal.volume 22 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 194-211 en_US
dc.keywords Social upheaval en_US
dc.keywords Protracted conflict en_US
dc.keywords Autobiographical memory en_US
dc.keywords Historical events en_US
dc.keywords Living in History effect en_US
dc.keywords LiH effect en_US
dc.keywords Transition theory en_US
dc.keywords Event dating en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2013.775310 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zebian, S., & Brown, N. R. (2014). Living in history in Lebanon: The influence of chronic social upheaval on the organisation of autobiographical memories. Memory, 22(3), 194-211. en_US
dc.author.email samar.zebian@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09658211.2013.775310

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