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Intimations of Nostalgia

Multidisciplinary Explorations of an Enduring Emotion

Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Published

Nov 5, 2021

Page count

262 pages

ISBN

978-1529214765

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Nov 5, 2021

Page count

262 pages

ISBN

978-1529214772

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Intimations of Nostalgia

Nostalgia, a complex and multi-layered emotion, has gained interest since the turn of the century in both society and academic circles.

Written by an international group of scholars, this volume investigates the relationship between nostalgia and contemporary social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. From history and political theory to marketing and media, each chapter discusses the way nostalgia has been presented within a disciplinary context and shows how it has evolved over time as a topic of research.

Casting light on many recent changes in society and culture, this is an important contribution to the study of nostalgia and emotions.

"Jacobsen’s edited collection offers a unique and wide-ranging perspectives on nostalgia from across the humanities and social sciences. Recommended without reservation." Jordan McKenzie, University of Wollongong

"Among the plethora of attempts to explicate this fascinating, yet puzzling, emotion, Michael Hviid Jacobsen's book stands out as an extraordinary exploration of the multiple facets of nostalgia." Krystine I. Batcho, Le Moyne College

Michael Hviid Jacobsen is Professor of Sociology at Aalborg University in Denmark.

Introduction: The Many Different Faces of Nostalgia – Exploring a Multifaceted and Multidisciplinary Emotion - Michael Hviid Jacobsen

1. Philosophy and Nostalgia: ‘Rooting’ within the Nostalgic Condition - Giulia Bovassi

2. History and Nostalgia: Historicizing a Multifaceted Emotion - Tobias Becker

3. Political Theory and Nostalgia: The Power of the Past in the History of Political Thought - Andrew R. Murphy

4. Sociology and Nostalgia: Micro- , Meso- and Macro-level Dimensions of an Ambiguous Emotion - Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Janelle L. Wilson

5. Psychology and Nostalgia: Towards a Functional Approach - Tim Wildschut and Constantine Sedikides

6. Anthropology and Nostalgia: Between Hegemonic and Emancipatory Projections of the Past - Michael Herzfeld

7. Media Studies and Nostalgia: Media Philosophy and Nostalgizing in Times of Crisis - Katharina Niemeyer

8. Marketing and Nostalgia: Unpacking the Past and Future of Marketing and Consumer Research on Nostalgia - Ela Veresiu, Thomas Derek Robinson and Ana Babić Rosario

9. Literature and Nostalgia: Vestiges of Paradise - Niklas Salmose and Eric Sandberg

10. Architecture and Nostalgia: The End of History, the End of the Future and the Prospect of Nostalgia - Fernando Quesada and Andrés Carretero

Postscript: On Nostalgia of the Future and the Future of Nostalgia – Some Scattered Concluding Observations - Michael Hviid Jacobsen