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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.
  • Barry Schwartz recently received an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University
  • Read his remarks by following this link: Institute for Behavioral Research
  • Read the Online Athens article about Barry's latest honor and his perspectives on his work.
  • Here is a link to the press release from American Friends of the Hebrew University.
  • Researchers, 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.

Selected Books by Barry Schwartz

Northeast Asia's Difficult Past: Essays in Collective Memory, edited by Mikyoung Kim and Barry Schwartz, published by Palgrave Macmillan, is now available.

"A landmark 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.

Barry 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.

Also 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.

George 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

Queuing 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

The Changing Face of the Suburbs, edited by Barry Schwartz, published by the University of Chicago Press, is sponsored by the American Journal of Sociology and the Center for Policy Study.

Vertical 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."