Intimations of Nostalgia

Intimations of Nostalgia

Multidisciplinary Explorations of an Enduring Emotion

Michael Hviid Jacobsen
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Nostalgia, a complex and multi-layered emotion, has gained interest since the turn of the century in both society and academic circles. Written by an international group of scholars, this volume investigates the relationship between nostalgia and contemporary social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. From history and political theory to marketing and media, each chapter discusses the way nostalgia has been presented within a disciplinary context and shows how it has evolved over time as a topic of research. Casting light on many recent changes in society and culture, this is an important contribution to the study of nostalgia and emotions.
Michael Hviid Jacobsen is Professor of Sociology at Aalborg University in Denmark.