The Future of Nostalgia

In her new book, Svetlana Boym develops a comprehensive approach to this elusive ailment.

The Future of Nostalgia

Author: Svetlana Boym

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786724870

Page: 352

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Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia that connect national biography and personal self-fashioning in the twenty-first century. She guides us through the ruins and construction sites of post-communist cities--St. Petersburg, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague--and the imagined homelands of exiles-Benjamin, Nabokov, Mandelstahm, and Brodsky. From Jurassic Park to the Totalitarian Sculpture Garden, Boym unravels the threads of this global epidemic of longing and its antidotes.

The Promise of Nostalgia

Walter Benjamin, 'On Some Motifs in Baudelaire', in Illuminations: Essays and
Reflections, trans. by Harry Zohn (New York: Schocken Books, 1969), pp. 155–
201 (p. 158). Gilloch, pp. 216–217. Gilloch, p. 208. Boym, The Future of Nostalgia
, p.

The Promise of Nostalgia

Author: Nicola Sayers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429632517

Page: 216

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The Promise of Nostalgia analyses a range of texts – including The Virgin Suicides, both the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides’ and Sofia Coppola’s screen adaptation, photography of Detroit’s ‘abandoned spaces’, and blogger Tavi Gevinson's media output – to explore nostalgia as a prominent affect in contemporary American cultural production. Counter to the prevalent caricature of nostalgia as anti-future, the book proposes a more nuanced reading of its stakes and meanings. Instead of understanding it as evidence of the absence of utopia it contends that there is a masked utopian impulse in this nostalgia ‘mode’ and critical potential in what has typically been dismissed as ideological. This book will be of interest to scholars, graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students interested in contemporary culture, cultural theory, media studies, the Frankfurt School, utopian studies and American literature and culture.

The Svetlana Boym Reader

The Svetlana Boym Reader presents a comprehensive view of Boym's singularly creative work in all its aspects. It includes Boym's classic essays, carefully chosen excerpts from her five books, and journalistic gems.

The Svetlana Boym Reader

Author: Svetlana Boym

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501337513

Page: 544

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Svetlana Boym was a prolific writer, a charismatic professor, a novelist, and a public intellectual. She was also a fiercely resourceful and reflective immigrant; her most resonant book, The Future of Nostalgia, was deeply rooted in that experience. Even after The Future of Nostalgia carried her fame beyond academic circles, few readers were aware of all of her creative personas. She was simply too prolific, and her work migrated across most people's disciplinary boundaries-from literary and cultural studies through film, visual, and material culture studies, performance, intermedia, and new media. The Svetlana Boym Reader presents a comprehensive view of Boym's singularly creative work in all its aspects. It includes Boym's classic essays, carefully chosen excerpts from her five books, and journalistic gems. Showcasing her roles both as curator and curated, the reader includes interviews and excerpts from exhibition catalogues as well as samples of intermedial works like Hydrant Immigrants. It also features autobiographical pieces that shed light on the genealogy of her scholarly work and rarities like an excerpt from Boym's first graduate school essay on Russian literature, complete with marginalia by her mentor Donald Fanger. Last but not least, the reader includes late pieces that Boym did not live to see through publication, as well as transcripts of her memorable last lectures and performances.

Nostalgia

35 . C . M . Cameron and J . B . Gatewood , " The Authentic Interior : Questing
Gemeinschaft in Post - industrial Society , " Human Organization 53 ( 1994 ) : 21
— 32 . 36 . Boym , The Future of Nostalgia , 33 . 37 . Davis , Yearning for
Yesterday ...

Nostalgia

Author: Janelle L. Wilson

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755990

Page: 203

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Individuals decide, in the present, how to recall the past, and, in the process, imbue the past with meaning that has evolved over time and is relevant in the present." "Tracing the changing meanings of the term over time, considering its connection to memory, analyzing its relationship with identity, and exploring the way in which nostalgia is used personally and collectively constitute the main thrust of the book."--Jacket.

Phenomenology and the Future of Film

Theoriginofthe word nostalgialies in Johannes Hofer's 1688Medical Dissertation
on Nostalgia, inwhich he describesa series of ... As Svetlana Boym pointsoutin
her fascinatingbook, The Future of Nostalgia, nostalgia'snominalisation thus hasa
 ...

Phenomenology and the Future of Film

Author: J. Chamarette

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283742

Page: 271

View: 917

Using hybrid phenomenological approaches to film, this book focuses on how moving images are 'experienced' and 'encountered' as well as 'read' and 'viewed'. Its close engagements with films and installations by four contemporary French filmmakers explore the limits and possibilities of 'cinematic' subjectivity.

Another Freedom

The word “freedom” is so overly used—and frequently abused—that it is always in danger of becoming nothing but a cliché. In Another Freedom, Svetlana Boym offers us a refreshing new portrait of the age-old concept.

Another Freedom

Author: Svetlana Boym

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226069753

Page: 376

View: 165

The word “freedom” is so overly used—and frequently abused—that it is always in danger of becoming nothing but a cliché. In Another Freedom, Svetlana Boym offers us a refreshing new portrait of the age-old concept. Exploring the rich cross-cultural history of the idea of freedom, from its origins in ancient Greece to the present day, she argues that our attempts to imagine freedom should occupy the space of not only “what is” but also “what if.” Beginning with notions of sacrifice and the emergence of a public sphere for politics and art, Boym expands her account to include the relationships between freedom and liberation, modernity and terror, and political dissent and creative estrangement. While depicting a world of differences, she affirms lasting solidarities based on the commitment to the passionate thinking that reflections on freedom require. To do so, Boym assembles a remarkable cast of characters: Aeschylus and Euripides, Kafka and Mandelstam, Arendt and Heidegger, and a virtual encounter between Dostoevsky and Marx on the streets of Paris. By offering a fresh look at the strange history of this idea, Another Freedom delivers a nuanced portrait of freedom, one whose repercussions will be felt well into the future.

Dwelling in Days Foregone

This volume brings together papers that examine American literary texts and cultural phenomena as manifestations and/or expressions of nostalgia.

Dwelling in Days Foregone

Author: Weronika Łaszkiewicz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443892114

Page: 205

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This volume brings together papers that examine American literary texts and cultural phenomena as manifestations and/or expressions of nostalgia. Inspired by Svetlana Boym’s seminal study The Future of Nostalgia (2001), the authors of the sixteen chapters demonstrate that this sentiment proves to be a useful key in the process, opening up new interpretive vistas and enabling new critical insights. The experience that comes under scrutiny in these texts is informed by the fundamental division into a certain “present,” which is the domain of insatiability, and a certain “past” – the locus of at-homeness, often irretrievably lost.

Cultural Heritage and the Future of the Historic Inner City of Amsterdam

This is the age of nostalgia . Nostalgia is an incurable modern condition , writes
Svetlana Boym , a professor of literature at Harvard . In her book The Future of
Nostalgia , she describes how nostalgia is becoming an epidemic and is a ...

Cultural Heritage and the Future of the Historic Inner City of Amsterdam

Author: Léon Deben

Publisher: Aksant Academic Pub

ISBN:

Page: 339

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"This book examines how urban heritage may continue to acquire new appropriate meanings over time under changing social and economic circumstances. The scope of this question is far broader than the physical condition of the urban heritage alone. It is an exploration of the meanings of heritage for the future of the inner city and for the new proliferation of urbanity in general and Amsterdam in particular. The central question is how a monumentally structured city adapts to new developments in the market and society. Conversely, the dynamic use of urban space necessitates an ongoing search for the added value of this cultural heritage for the new social and economic trends."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Careful Longing

This book examines the emergence of a new genre during the eighteenth century: the nostalgia poem.

A Careful Longing

Author: Aaron Santesso

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874139457

Page: 221

View: 891

This book examines the emergence of a new genre during the eighteenth century: the nostalgia poem. This genre is best understood by reconceiving the premises of nostalgia itself, examining it as first and foremost a mode of idealization rather than a longing for the past. From the poems that make up this genre, we have derived many of our modern ideas and images of nostalgia. In tracing the history of the nostalgia poem, this book also traces a pattern of tropic change, in which a new genre is built around tropes extracted from the dying genres. This new genre then begins producing its own tropes; in the case of the nostalgia poem, these include idealized school days and ruined villages. As these tropes become overly familiar, the nostalgia poem genre itself begins to fall apart. This book reevaluates poems ranging from Dryden's Hastings elegy to Crabbe's The Village, showing how works as varied as Gray's Eton College Ode, Macpherson's forged epics, and Goldsmith's The Deserted Village are all part of a doomed literary experiment - an experiment that has nevertheless determined the course of modern nostalgic thought.

Nostalgia for the Future

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Nostalgia for the Future

Author: Mathias Nilges

Publisher: Proquest, UMI Dissertation Publishing

ISBN: 9781243534484

Page: 300

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Nostalgia for the Future

In a country where playing the U.S. Department of State’s green card lottery is a national pastime and the preponderance of cybercafés and Western Union branches signals a widespread desire to connect to the rest of the world, Nostalgia ...

Nostalgia for the Future

Author: Charles Piot

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226669661

Page: 216

View: 599

Since the end of the cold war, Africa has seen a dramatic rise in new political and religious phenomena, including an eviscerated privatized state, neoliberal NGOs, Pentecostalism, a resurgence in accusations of witchcraft, a culture of scamming and fraud, and, in some countries, a nearly universal wish to emigrate. Drawing on fieldwork in Togo, Charles Piot suggests that a new biopolitics after state sovereignty is remaking the face of one of the world’s poorest regions. In a country where playing the U.S. Department of State’s green card lottery is a national pastime and the preponderance of cybercafés and Western Union branches signals a widespread desire to connect to the rest of the world, Nostalgia for the Future makes clear that the cultural and political terrain that underlies postcolonial theory has shifted. In order to map out this new terrain, Piot enters into critical dialogue with a host of important theorists, including Agamben, Hardt and Negri, Deleuze, and Mbembe. The result is a deft interweaving of rich observations of Togolese life with profound insights into the new, globalized world in which that life takes place.

The Chinese Historical Review

In The Future of Nostalgia , she extends the concept of nostalgia both in time and
in its objects . Thus the " lost home " might be a goal or ideal from which an
individual or a people is separated , unable to reach . Boym contrasts “
restorative ...

The Chinese Historical Review

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Shanghaiing the Future

In this way , I am able to reflect on the complicity of critiques of urban
development and the loss of cultural history in the city's nostalgia craze . 38. See
Boym , The Future of Nostalgia . 39. Chow , " A Souvenir of Love , ” 61 . 40. Ibid ,
68 . 41.

Shanghaiing the Future

Author: Shiloh Renee Krupar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 722

View: 327

Yearning for Yesterday

Studies the sociology of nostalgia, detailing the conditions and circumstances that evoke it, the function it serves, and the consequences for society and investigating the writings of Schutz, Mead, Blumer, and Simmel

Yearning for Yesterday

Author: Fred Davis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 146

View: 357

Studies the sociology of nostalgia, detailing the conditions and circumstances that evoke it, the function it serves, and the consequences for society and investigating the writings of Schutz, Mead, Blumer, and Simmel

The Politics of Nostalgia

The ethnic nationalism of the Maori , and in the future , of Pacific Island groups ,
may well engender a Pakeha response as communal tensions intensify . In the
meantime , the extreme right continue to defend the dominance of Pakeha ...

The Politics of Nostalgia

Author: Paul Spoonley

Publisher: Palmerston North, N.Z. : Dunmore Press

ISBN:

Page: 318

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""The politics of nostalgia" looks at the history of political racism in New Zealand. From the early 1970s, extreme right-wing groups began to proliferate in this country and to present their ideas more forcefully. The author describes the growth of extremism in the 1970s and 1980s, examines the arguments, style and support for such groups and offers reasons for their appearance. Extreme right-wing and neo-fascist groups are one part of the New Right, and a move towards conservatism. They represent one response to the growing concern about raical and gender issues, a discontent with economic developments and a nostalgia for the untroubled days of the immediate post-war period. Here is an extensive analysis of the new politics of the late 1980s, including a comparison between the experiences of New Zealand, Australia, UK and Canada."--Back cover.

The End of Nostalgia

The disappearance of natural gas stalled economic expansion of the 1890s and
made the future of Anderson and Muncie uncertain.13 New Castle's transition
from rural trading center to small industrial city moved at a slower pace than its ...

The End of Nostalgia

Author: Troy Dale Paino

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 440

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Mourning Religion

Chase and Shaw , “ Dimensions of Nostalgia , " 15 . 23. Svetlana Boym , The
Future of Nostalgia ( New York : Basic Books / Persus , 2001 ) , 8 . 24. Fred Davis
, Yearning for Yesteryear : A Sociology of Nostalgia ( New York : Free Press ...

Mourning Religion

Author: William B. Parsons

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 273

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Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century theorists such as Freud, Durkheim, Weber, and Marx built their intellectual edifices on what they thought would be the remains or ruins of religion in the wake of modernization. But today the decline and disappearance of religion can no longer be simply assumed. In the face of contemporary entanglements of religion and violence, the establishment of meaning and morality remains troubling; the experience of loss and change remains, paradoxically, constant; and new theoretical perspectives--feminism, race studies, postcolonial studies, queer studies, postmodernism--have emerged, challenging the works that mourned religion and created meaning in earlier periods. The effects of this ongoing experience of mourning and symbolic loss on culture, on subjectivity, and on the academic disciplines of religious studies, though immense, are poorly understood and underinterpreted. In order to correct this lacuna in scholarly thought, this volume brings together a notable group of scholars who examine the ways in which recent cultural transformations inform the place of religion in the modern world. Methodologically, they represent the intersection of religious studies and the social scientific study of religion, bringing the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and anthropology into this dialogue.

Children of God

16 . 20 Janelle L . Wilson , Nostalgia : Sanctuary of Meaning , Lewisburg ,
Bucknell University Press , 2005 , p . 110 . 21 Svetlana Boym , The Future of
Nostalgia , New York , Basic Books , 2001 , pp . xiv , 3 . 22 Boym , The Future of
Nostalgia ...

Children of God

Author: Angela Shier-Jones

Publisher: Epworth Press

ISBN:

Page: 205

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Children and childhood are among the most neglected subjects of Christian theology. What does it mean to be a child of God if the examples of childhood in Scripture and the Christian tradition are taken seriously and placed in dialogue with twenty-first century science, sociology and morality? This collection of essays draws together a wealth of different perspectives on a much neglected but vital subject of theology and Christian living.