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Intimations of Nostalgia

Multidisciplinary Explorations of an Enduring Emotion

Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Published

Nov 5, 2021

Page count

248 pages

ISBN

978-1529214765

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Nov 5, 2021

Page count

248 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.

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

Introduction: The Many Faces of Nostalgia – Exploring a Multi-Facetted Emotion ~ Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Chapter 1. Philosophy and Nostalgia ~ Giulia Bovasi

Chapter 2. History and Nostalgia ~ Tobias Becker

Chapter 3. Political Theory and Nostalgia ~ Andrew R. Murphy

Chapter 4. Sociology and Nostalgia ~ Janelle L. Wilson and Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Chapter 5. Psychology and Nostalgia ~ Constantine Sedikides and Tim Wildschut

Chapter 6. Anthropology and Nostalgia ~ Michael Herzfeld

Chapter 7. Media Studies and Nostalgia ~ Katharina Niemeyer

Chapter 8.Marketing and Nostalgia ~ Benjamin Hartmann and Katja H. Brunk

Chapter 9. Literature and Nostalgia ~ Niklas Salmose and Eric Sandberg

Chapter 10. Architecture and Nostalgia ~ Fernando López Quesada

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