Consumed Nostalgia: Memory in the Age of Fast Capitalism

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A provocative, interesting, well-researched, and well-written work that will make an important contribution to studies of memory and modern culture, and will illuminate Americans' evolving relationships with their past. -- Susan Matt, Weber State University Retro is big business. Nostalgia fuels demand for oldies music, muscle cars, TV reruns, vintage fashion, and a dizzying array of collectibles and kitsch. In a history that is stunning in its breadth and insights, the preeminent historian of consumer culture explores the allure of past fads and fashions, and examines nostalgia in its diverse forms, from the toys, dolls, and popular music and television that recapture a lost youth to the heritage museums and theme parks that are sites of collective memory. Americans may consider themselves a forward looking people, but the nostalgia for the remnants of the past remains intense. -- Steven Mintz, University of Texas at Austin

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A provocative, interesting, well-researched, and well-written work that will make an important contribution to studies of memory and modern culture, and will illuminate Americans' evolving relationships with their past. -- Susan Matt, Weber State University

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Descripción Columbia University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Nostalgia isn t what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past or for family heirlooms handed down over generations and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and fleeting media moments in our age of fast capitalism. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia whose members remain loyal to the toys, television, and music of their youth. They return to the theme parks and pastimes of their upbringing, hoping to reclaim that feeling of childhood wonder or teenage freedom. Consumed nostalgia took definite shape in the 1970s, spurred by an increase in the turnover of consumer goods, the commercialization of childhood, and the skillful marketing of nostalgia. Gary Cross immerses readers in this fascinating and often delightful history, unpacking the cultural dynamics that turn pop tunes into oldies and childhood toys into valuable commodities. He compares the limited appeal of heritage sites such as Colonial Williamsburg to the perpetually attractive power of a Disney theme park and reveals how consumed nostalgia shapes how we cope with accelerating change.Today nostalgia can be owned, collected, and easily accessed, making it less elusive and often more fun than in the past, but its commercialization has sometimes limited memory and complicated the positive goals of recollection. By unmasking the fascinating, idiosyncratic character of modern nostalgia, Cross helps us better understand the rituals of recall in an age of fast capitalism. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780231167581

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Descripción Columbia University Press. Hardback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Consumed Nostalgia: Memory in the Age of Fast Capitalism, Gary Cross, Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past or for family heirlooms handed down over generations and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and fleeting media moments in our age of fast capitalism. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia whose members remain loyal to the toys, television, and music of their youth. They return to the theme parks and pastimes of their upbringing, hoping to reclaim that feeling of childhood wonder or teenage freedom. Consumed nostalgia took definite shape in the 1970s, spurred by an increase in the turnover of consumer goods, the commercialization of childhood, and the skillful marketing of nostalgia. Gary Cross immerses readers in this fascinating and often delightful history, unpacking the cultural dynamics that turn pop tunes into oldies and childhood toys into valuable commodities. He compares the limited appeal of heritage sites such as Colonial Williamsburg to the perpetually attractive power of a Disney theme park and reveals how consumed nostalgia shapes how we cope with accelerating change. Today nostalgia can be owned, collected, and easily accessed, making it less elusive and often more fun than in the past, but its commercialization has sometimes limited memory and complicated the positive goals of recollection. By unmasking the fascinating, idiosyncratic character of modern nostalgia, Cross helps us better understand the rituals of recall in an age of fast capitalism. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780231167581

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