Consumed Nostalgia by Gary Cross

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  • Title: Consumed Nostalgia
  • Author: Gary Cross
  • Category: Academic
  • Date: September 2015
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 231539606

 

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Nostalgia isn’t what it was once. For many people, trendy reminiscence is formed much less by a eager for the social customs and practices of the previous, or household heirlooms handed down over generations, and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral business items and media moments. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia constructed round slim age teams whose members stay loyal to the toys, tv, and music of their youth and return to the theme parks and pasttimes of their upbringing, hoping to reclaim that feeling of childhood marvel or teenage freedom. While the romantic recollection of objects and experiences will not be new, consumed nostalgia took particular form within the 1970s, spurred by a rise within the turnover of client items, the commercialization of childhood, and the skillful advertising of nostalgia. Gary Cross immerses readers on this fascinating and sometimes pleasant historical past, and talks to collectors, automobile afficionados, and others to unpack the cultural dynamics that flip pop tunes into oldies and childhood toys into useful commodities. He compares the restricted attraction of heritage websites akin to Colonial Williamsburg to the perpetually enticing energy of a Disney theme park and divulges how consumed nostalgia generally interferes with our potential to deal with change. Today nostalgia will be owned, collected, and simply accessed, making it much less elusive than prior to now, however its commercialization has turned which means right into a commodity, accentuating escape, distorting reminiscence, and complicating among the constructive targets of recollection. By unmasking the fascinating, idiosyncratic character of recent nostalgia, Cross helps us keep in mind the rituals of recall that reach past purchased issues and experiences

 

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