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The Resource The future of nostalgia, Svetlana Boym

The future of nostalgia, Svetlana Boym

Label
The future of nostalgia
Title
The future of nostalgia
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Boym
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why is it that the age of globalization is accompanied by a no less global epidemic of nostalgia? What happens to Old World memories in a New World order? Do we even know what we are nostalgic for?" "Combining philosophical essay, aesthetic analysis and personal memoir, Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia, national myths and the personal stories of exiles. She guides us through the ruins and construction sites of post-communist cities such as St. Petersburg, Moscow and Berlin, explores the imagined homelands of writers and artists like Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Brodsky and Ilya Kabakov and examines the souvenir collections of ordinary immigrants. In short, Boym has written a new kind of encyclopedic meditation that captures the mysteries and rhythms of longing, a calendar that schedules out of time daydreaming and a treatise that diagnoses our global epidemic of longing and its antidotes."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boym, Svetlana
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB427
LC item number
.B67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Nostalgia
  • Memory
  • Nostalgia in literature
  • Authors, Exiled
  • National characteristics
  • Biography
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Post-communism
Label
The future of nostalgia, Svetlana Boym
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Taboo on Nostalgia?
  • Pt. 1.
  • Hypochondria of the Heart: Nostalgia, History and Memory
  • 1.
  • From Cured Soldiers to Incurable Romantics: Nostalgia and Progress.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Angel of History: Nostalgia and Modernity.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Dinosaur: Nostalgia and Popular Culture.
  • p. 33
  • 4.
  • Restorative Nostalgia: Conspiracies and Return to Origins.
  • p. 41
  • 5.
  • Reflective Nostalgia: Virtual Reality and Collective Memory.
  • p. 49
  • 6.
  • Nostalgia and Post-Communist Memory.
  • p. 57
  • Pt. 2.
  • Cities and Re-Invented Traditions
  • 7.
  • Archeology of Metropolis.
  • p. 75
  • 8.
  • Moscow, the Russian Rome.
  • p. 83
  • 9.
  • St. Petersburg, the Cosmopolitan Province.
  • p. 121
  • 10.
  • Berlin, the Virtual Capital.
  • p. 173
  • 11.
  • Europa's Eros.
  • p. 219
  • Pt. 3.
  • Exiles and Imagined Homelands
  • 12.
  • On Diasporic Intimacy.
  • p. 251
  • 13.
  • Vladimir Nabokov's False Passport.
  • p. 259
  • 14.
  • Joseph Brodsky's Room and a Half.
  • p. 285
  • 15.
  • Ilya Kabakov's Toilet.
  • p. 309
  • 16.
  • Immigrant Souvenirs.
  • p. 327
  • 17.
  • Aesthetic Individualism and the Ethics of Nostalgia.
  • p. 337
  • Conclusion: Nostalgia and Global Culture: From Outer Space to Cyberspace.
  • p. 345
  • Notes.
  • p. 357
  • Index.
  • p. 391
Control code
ocm45015533
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 404 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465007080
Lccn
00045454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The future of nostalgia, Svetlana Boym
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Taboo on Nostalgia?
  • Pt. 1.
  • Hypochondria of the Heart: Nostalgia, History and Memory
  • 1.
  • From Cured Soldiers to Incurable Romantics: Nostalgia and Progress.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Angel of History: Nostalgia and Modernity.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Dinosaur: Nostalgia and Popular Culture.
  • p. 33
  • 4.
  • Restorative Nostalgia: Conspiracies and Return to Origins.
  • p. 41
  • 5.
  • Reflective Nostalgia: Virtual Reality and Collective Memory.
  • p. 49
  • 6.
  • Nostalgia and Post-Communist Memory.
  • p. 57
  • Pt. 2.
  • Cities and Re-Invented Traditions
  • 7.
  • Archeology of Metropolis.
  • p. 75
  • 8.
  • Moscow, the Russian Rome.
  • p. 83
  • 9.
  • St. Petersburg, the Cosmopolitan Province.
  • p. 121
  • 10.
  • Berlin, the Virtual Capital.
  • p. 173
  • 11.
  • Europa's Eros.
  • p. 219
  • Pt. 3.
  • Exiles and Imagined Homelands
  • 12.
  • On Diasporic Intimacy.
  • p. 251
  • 13.
  • Vladimir Nabokov's False Passport.
  • p. 259
  • 14.
  • Joseph Brodsky's Room and a Half.
  • p. 285
  • 15.
  • Ilya Kabakov's Toilet.
  • p. 309
  • 16.
  • Immigrant Souvenirs.
  • p. 327
  • 17.
  • Aesthetic Individualism and the Ethics of Nostalgia.
  • p. 337
  • Conclusion: Nostalgia and Global Culture: From Outer Space to Cyberspace.
  • p. 345
  • Notes.
  • p. 357
  • Index.
  • p. 391
Control code
ocm45015533
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 404 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465007080
Lccn
00045454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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