Future of Nostalgia

Future of Nostalgia
Library Shelf Location 06.NOST
Publication Date 2001

Includes index. Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-389) and index. 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. Subject Memory — Social aspects. Civilization, Modern — 1950- Nostalgia — Social aspects. Authors, Exiled — 20th century. Post-communism — Social aspects. National characteristics. Identity (Psychology). Biography. Nostalgia in literature. Civilization, Modern — 21st century. Moscow (Russia) — Description and travel. Moscow (Russia) — History — 20th century. Saint Petersburg (Russia) — Description and travel. Saint Petersburg (Russia) — History — 1917- Berlin (Germany) — Description and travel. Berlin (Germany) — History — 20th century. Europe — Civilization. Russian literature — 20th century — History and criticism. Former Soviet republics — Social aspects.

ISBN 9780465007080
Quantity 1
Pages xix, 404 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Author Svetlana Boym
Format Paperback
Publisher Basic Books, New York
Category Contemporary Cultural Studies
Keywords Nostalgia, Memory, Communism
Related Cities/Regions Berlin, St Petersburg
Related Countries/Global Region Russia, Europe, USSR
Language English

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