The Group

Halbwachs affirms that always we live our experiences in relation with that they surround in them, and these, in some way, constitute the references for our perception. Slight knowledge and images that we apply to these experiences are taken by the social environment where we live. It is for affirming the intrinsically social character of the human being that the author cannot seno perceive the supported individual memory in the collective memory. In more, if the collective memory strap its force and its duration of the fact to have for support a set of men, not obstante they is individuals that if they remember, while members of the group. Of this mass of common souvenirs, and that if they apiam one on the other, are not the same ones that they will appear with more intensity for each one of them. We would say voluntarily that each individual memory is a point of view on the collective memory, that this dumb point of view as the place that I occupy there, and that this exactly dumb place according to relations that I keep with other ways. It is not to admire that of the common instrument nor all use to advantage in a similar way.

However when we try to explain this diversity, we always come back to a combination of influences that are, all, of social nature. (HALBWACHS, 1990, p.51). We can say that the convivncia and the dialogue are involved processes in this phenomenon of the memory. In the ticket above, we can stand out some aspects important to think the relation between individual and collective memory. First, the individuals remember as members of groups; second, the collective memory has for support the set of the people who integrate the group; third, the common instrument is the memory collective; room, the individual memory is a point of view of the collective memory; finally, that this point of view is changeable, depending on the relations with other social ways.