Nostalgia Now: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Past in the Present

1st Edition

Michael Hviid Jacobsen

March 17, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367254025 - CAT# 305878
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology


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This volume explores the nature of nostalgia as an important emotion in contemporary society and social theory. Situated between the ‘sociology of emotions’ and ‘nostalgia studies’, it considers the reasons for which nostalgia appears to be becoming an increasingly significant and debated emotion in late-modern culture. With chapters offering studies of nostalgia at micro-, meso- and macro-levels of society, it offers insights into the rise to prominence of nostalgia and the attendant consequences. Thematically organised and examining the role of nostalgia on an individual level – in the lives of concrete individuals – as well as analysing its function on a more historical social level as a collective and culturally shared emotion Nostalgia Now brings together the latest empirical and theoretical work on an important contemporary emotion and proposes new agendas for research. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory, psychology and cultural studies, with interests in the emotions.

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