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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Media and Nostalgia

Yearning for the Past, Present and Future

Authors: Niemeyer, K.

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Media and Nostalgia is an interdisciplinary and international exploration of media and their relation to nostalgia. Each chapter demonstrates how nostalgia has always been a media-related matter, studying also the recent nostalgia boom by analysing, among others, digital photography, television series and home videos.

About the authors

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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“The book is divided into four sections each dealing with a distinct area of concern. … The scope of the material covered in this volume, and the rigour of the thought provoking chapters within, make this book an extremely welcome and valuable addition to the growing literature on history, memory and nostalgia.” (Mike Chopra-Gant, Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, 2016)


Media and Nostalgia draws together a series of fascinating essays that reveal the multi-faceted nature of both nostalgia and the scholarly responses to this slippery phenomenon. It displays a commitment to the meaningful interrogation of a term and a phenomenon that is often “thrown away” in general usage. This multidisciplinary collection benefits from a scope and ambition that includes reflections on nostalgia in relation to a series of media forms: television, film, advertising, print, photography, popular music, art and literature. The collection offers a productive investigation of the usefulness and multiplicity of nostalgia and its many articulations across these varied media sites.” (Amy Holdsworth, University of Glasgow, UK)

“Pervasive in movies, television series, photography and nowadays virtual spaces, nostalgia and its role in media have received little attention in scholarly literature. This book, inspiring, provocative and timely, fills an important gap. It will no doubt constitute a major contribution to memory and media studies and the study of nostalgia.” (David Berliner, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

“Nostalgia has become an almost forbidden feeling, denounced and altered by mainstream media. In reality it is often innovative and productive. The volume edited by Katharina Niemeyer is a pioneering work that tackles the question critically.” (Régis Debray, author of “Transmitting Culture” (2004))

“Nostalgia is - more and more - a very ubiquitous phenomenon and the volume ‘Media and Nostalgia' is a pioneering work on the diverse relations of both. Strong theoretical approaches and fascinating case studies are developed and discussed here, revealing the link between the nostalgic boom and the apparent acceleration of time produced by new technologies. The authors concentrate on (social) media content (but not exclusively) as well its uses and show how we ‘nostalgize’ in everyday life. The vintage and retro trend is tackled here within its complexity and goes beyond the idea of marketing strategies by offering very new insights into the study of nostalgia. Nostalgia, as some contributors write, can nourish a critical view on the past and, sometimes, be an element of imagination a better future.” (Géraldine Poels, Institut national de l'audiovisuel, France)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Media and Nostalgia

    Niemeyer, Katharina

    Pages 1-23

  • Analogue Nostalgia and the Aesthetics of Digital Remediation

    Schrey, Dominik

    Pages 27-38

  • Homesick for Aged Home Movies: Why Do We Shoot Contemporary Family Videos in Old-Fashioned Ways?

    Sapio, Giuseppina

    Pages 39-50

  • The Instant Past: Nostalgia and Digital Retro Photography

    Bartholeyns, Gil

    Pages 51-69

  • Retromania: Crisis of the Progressive Ideal and Pop Music Spectrality

    Guesdon, Maël (et al.)

    Pages 70-80

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eBook $19.99
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Hardcover $90.00
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Softcover $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media and Nostalgia
Book Subtitle
Yearning for the Past, Present and Future
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37588-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137375889
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37587-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47750-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 241
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