Sociology Stuff on Truth and Memory

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I was looking over one of my summer student's anthropology assignments and came across an interesting assessment of truth and memory, written by sociologist Marjorie DeVault in 1989 ...what do you think? 

When talking about their lives, people lie sometimes, forget a lot, exaggerate, become confused, and get things wrong. Yet they are revealing truths. These truths don’t reveal the past ‘as it actually was,’ aspiring to a standard objectivity. They give us instead the truths of our experiences. Unlike the truth of the scientific ideal, the truths of personal narratives are open neither to proof nor self-evident. We come to understand them only through interpretation, paying careful attention to the contexts that shape their creation and to the world views that inform them.

Seems like a good conversation starter for my US History class in fall. 

With compliments,