Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia that. The word nostalgia comes from two Greek roots, yet it did not originate in ancient .. ways of internalizing past and future, Reinhart Koselleck suggested two. Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia that connect national.
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If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Share your thoughts with other customers. It is a long, dense book, and I am always hesitant to recommend academic press to anyone because academic history is inherently boring at times, booym there are Boym is a brilliant historian that takes a sentimental, personal approach her research.
Nevertheless, Boym’s acerbic writing is superb, and her wide-ranging interests and always-insightful reflections on questions of ov and politics are hugely impressive. I feel that this book is universally useful to all political stripes and many different fields of the humanities.
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Petersburg, Moscow and Berlin to explore the imagined homelands of writers and artists like Nabokov, Brodsky and Nabakov and examines the souvenir collections of ordinary immigrants.
Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia botm connect national biography and personal self-fashioning in the twenty-first century.
Unelected nostalgia breeds monsters. As if nostalgia is something that only happens to immigrants— to certain types of immigrants, of a certain period. Paradise on earth might turn out to be another Potemkin village bkym no exit. A great book that deserves more byom five Amazon stars.
I love this passage. For instance, nostalgia is not something that has ever bothered immigrants from Scandinavia and Great Britain to America. When Are We Ever at Home? But her “Paris,” far from being the capital of a century, consists of newly established, implicitly decolonized, recently reinstated, or variously demoted capitals of the post-Soviet “East.
Boym is a brilliant historian that takes a sentimental, personal approach her research.
Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it nostapgia second life. She’s a deep thinker who is guided by her considerable ability to keep several balls in the air at once, to teach with clarity, and to really understand what makes people tick.
Apr 26, Dan rated it really liked it. The final part, “Exiles and Imagined Homelands” is my favorite. Anyone who quotes Walter Benjamin, and Donald Winnicott in the same book should get a star. Restorative nostalgia protects the absolute truth, while reflective nostalgia calls it into doubt. She writes about nostalgia in great detail. In the seventeenth century, Swiss doctors believed that opium, leeches, and a trek through the Alps would cure nostalgia. This is on my reading list to prepare for my Faculty Enrichment project this summer – looking at the effect of false and shifting borders on the storytelling in Easter and Southeastern Europe.
Published March 28th by Basic Books first published Perfect for those who want a full discussion of “the mysteries and rhythms of longing” and memory. Totally captivating on a personal level, and encouraging much thought as to how post-Communist nostalgia may be working in Poland.
Read more Read less. I hurriedly ordered her book from our local library, anticipating something groundbreaking.
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Proved the invaluable source of information and ideas I had hoped it would be. Don Ihde, Hugh J. Excellent book to help form a background on the idea of nostalgia trauma and fracture.
The second section, “Cities and Re-invented Traditions” contains five chapters that focus on Russian and European conceptions and realities. We told you so! Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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Scholarly written – a very informative and intelligent book capturing Very well written and enjoyable reading. Without cookies your experience may not be boyn.
A look at culture in a way Americans usually aren’t exposed to nostaltia, not for academics but for anyone interested in looking at our world in a slightly different way–estrangement, the Shklovsky futurist tool. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
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Jan 09, Julie rated it really liked it. It is the promise to rebuild the ideal home that lies at the core of many powerful ideologies of today, tempting us to relinquish critical thinking for emotional bonding. Learn more about Amazon Prime.