“If ‘experience’ . . . is always embedded in and occurs through narrative frames, then there is no primal, unmediated experience that can be recovered. The distinction between history and memory in such accounts is a matter of disciplinary power rather than of epistemological privilege.” (“Social Memory Studies: From ‘Collective Memory’ to the Historical Sociology of Mnemonic Practices,” ARS 24 (1998): 105–40, here 110.)For more along these lines, see my most recent thoughts here.