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Palgrave Macmillan

Media and Nostalgia

Yearning for the Past, Present and Future

ISBN 9781137375872
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Media and Nostalgia takes a closer look at the recent nostalgia boom and the relationship between media and nostalgia more generally; for example, digital photography that adopts a vintage style, the success of films such as The Artist and television series such as Mad Men, revivals of past music, fashion, and video games. However, this boom is not simply a fascination with the past; rather, it hints at something more profound. Expressions of nostalgia indicate a double helix type phenomenon with slower reactions to ever-faster technologies, and the possibility of an escape from the current crisis into a middle status of wanderlust (Fernweh) and a specific form of nostalgia such as homesickness. This collection explores, with a critical lens, the ways in which various media produce narratives of nostalgia, how they trigger nostalgic emotions and how they can in fact be a creative projection space in themselves.

Katharina Niemeyer is Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies at the French Press Institute, Pantheon-Assas University, Paris 2, France, and a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis of the Media (CARISM).

List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Media and Nostalgia; Katharina Niemeyer
1. Analogue Nostalgia and the Aesthetics of Digital Remediation; Dominik Schrey
2. Homesick for Aged Home Movies: Why Do We Shoot Contemporary Family in an Old-Fashioned Way?; Giuseppina Sapio
3. The Instant Past: Nostalgia and Digital Retro Photography; Gil Bartholeyns
4. Retromania: Crisis of Progressive Ideal and Spectrality in Pop Music; Maël Guesdon and Philippe Le Guern
5. Retrotyping and the Marketing of Nostalgia; Michael Pickering and Emily Keightley
6. Anti-Nostalgia in Citroën's Advertising Campaign; Emmanuelle Fantin
7. Networks as Media for Nostalgia in an Organisational Context; Thibaut Bardon, Emmanuel Josserand and Florence Villesèche
8. Media and the Closure of the Memory Boom; Andrew Hoskins
9. Nostalgia is not What it Used to be: Serial Nostalgia and Nostalgic Television Series; Katharina Niemeyer and Daniela Wentz
10. AMC's Mad Men and the Politics of Nostalgia; David P. Pierson
11. The Television Channel ARTE as a Time Machine and Matrix for European Identity; Aline Hartemann
12. Nostalgia, Tinted Memories and Cinematic Historiography: On Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse (1958); Ute Holl
13. Creative Nostalgia for an Imagined Better Future: Il treno del Sud by the Migrant Filmmaker Alvaro Bizzarri ; Morena La Barba
14. Nostalgia and Postcolonial Utopia in Senghor's Négritude; Nadia Yala Kisukidi
15. Impossible Nostalgia; Itzhak Goldberg
16 . Journeys through the Past: Contempt, Nostalgia and Enigma; John Potts
Poetic Transfer of a (Serious) Situation; Marine Baudrillard

Morena La Barba, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Thibaut Bardon, Audencia Nantes School of Management, France
Gil Bartholeyns, University Lille III, France
Emmanuelle Fantin, CELSA, Paris IV Sorbonne, France
Philippe Le Guern, University of Nantes, France
Maël Guesdon, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
Itzhak Goldberg, University of Saint-Etienne, France
Aline Hartemann, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
Ute Holl, University of Basel, Switzerland
Andrew Hoskins, University of Glasgow, UK
Emmanuel Josserand, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Yala Kisukidi, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Emily Keightley, Loughborough University, UK
Katharina Niemeyer, French Press Institute/CARISM, Pantheon-Assas University, Paris 2, France
Michael Pickering, Loughborough University, UK
John Potts, Macquarie University, Sydney
David P. Pierson, University of Southern Maine, USA
Giuseppina Sapio, University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), France
Dominik Schrey, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Florence Villesèche, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Daniela Wentz, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany


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