Who owns your memories? Covid 19 and the desire for hope

Douglas, Kitrina (2020) Who owns your memories? Covid 19 and the desire for hope. International Review of Qualitative Research. ISSN 1940-8447 (In Press)

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Factories empty, machines shut down, drills motionless, a lone car engine, emptiness. What are your covid memories? Scientists tell us that we have different types of memory. Some memory requires conscious effort: explicit memory. Then, in contrast, we have implicit memory with different stages - short term, long term - and sensory memory. Some memories can be episodic, as in biographical life events or semantic where we hold an ability to recall numbers, words, or concepts without even thinking about how we know the answer - 2x2 is four, that colour is red, that blue, and that animal is a dog, those things we know. But read the psychology literature and you’ll find the memory is a liar, our eyes don’t see clearly, as a species we have a tendency to fill in the gaps, change our tune, sugar coat and paper over cracks and tell the story differently. In this performance autoethnography I use songwriting to explore these issues.

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Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article which has been accepted for publication in International Review of Qualitative Research. The final authenticated version will be available to view online at: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/irq
Subjects: Social sciences > Communication and culture
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Depositing User: Kitrina Douglas
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 07:21
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:04
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7426


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