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Remembering China from Taiwan: Divided Families and Bittersweet Reunions after the Chinese Civil War

Mahlon Meyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083862
eISBN:
9789882209091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The book tells the story of the exodus from China of two million Nationalist loyalists, military and civilians. It depicts the choices faced by millions of families as they were forced to chose which ... More


The Religion of Art in an Age of Technology

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Since early modern times, art has paralleled religion in its response to technology as illustrated by Ruskin’s thoughts on the colour purple. Heidegger also turned to art, especially the poetry of ... More


Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Daniel Marrone

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496807311
eISBN:
9781496807359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807311.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The work of Canadian cartoonist Seth positions itself between history and memory, and in doing so gives rise to a range of ambivalent impulses, chief among them an ambivalent longing for the past. ... More


Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Brian Cremins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Why was Captain Marvel—a little boy named Billy Batson whose magic word transforms him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal—one of the most popular comic book characters in the United States in the ... More


Nostalgia and the post-war Labour Party: Prisoners of the past

Richard Jobson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526113306
eISBN:
9781526136039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113306.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the impact that nostalgia has had on the Labour Party’s political development since 1951. In contrast to existing studies that have emphasised the role played by modernity, it ... More


What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Thomas Dodman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Nostalgia today is seen as a wistful but ultimately benign longing for the past—a positive emotion innate to all human beings. It hasn’t always been so. As the saying goes, nostalgia “ain’t what it ... More


Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora

Nima Naghibi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816683826
eISBN:
9781452954400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This monograph examines the popular trend among diasporic Iranian women to produce auto/biographical narratives through a variety of genres: published memoirs, documentary films, comics, and social ... More


Epilogue: postcolonial hangovers

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This brief chapter examines Britain’s the post-colonial legacy in Hong Kong. On the surface, little had changed, with basic institutions (an Executive-based government, the Independent Commission ... More


Media and Memory

Joanne Garde-Hansen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640348
eISBN:
9780748670949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640348.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

How do we rely on media for remembering? In exploring the complex ways that media converge to support our desire to capture, store and retrieve memories, this textbook offers analyses of ... More


Tabea Alexa Linhard, <i>Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory</i>. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 230 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory (2014), by Tabea Alexa Linhard. In Jewish Spain, Linhard argues that contemporary Spain—under the influence of a particular cultural ... More


The Case for Calling George Lucas the “White Tyler Perry”

Paul N. Reinsch

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Incomparing and contrasting Perry’s media influence with that of another famous director, Paul Reinsch concludes the collection by reframing the media discourse around Tyler Perry’s work and career ... More


Romantic Overtures: Music in Chungking Express

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Wong’s engagement with musical style, considering the functions and effects of music in Chungking Express in particular. It explores Wong’s selection and deployment of highly ... More


Missing It: Yugo-Nostalgia and the Good Life Lost

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This epilogue argues that it is precisely Yugoslavia's unusual consumer society that lies at the heart of today's wonderfully creative (and stubbornly resistant) Yugo-Nostalgia, in which consumerist ... More


Sambizanga: The Affects of Place and Memory

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the affects of place in the ‘historic’ neighbourhood of Sambizanga: how does the material transformation of a specific place seep into people’s memories? How does the engagement ... More


John Hearne’s Plantation Fantasy

Kate Houlden

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the 1960s, George Lamming and Sylvia Wynter dismissed the highly successful novelist John Hearne, arguing that his work was weakened by its nostalgic focus on the plantocracy. Their assessment ... More


John Hearne: Beyond the Plantation

Kim Robinson-Walcott

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the 1960s, George Lamming and Sylvia Wynter dismissed the highly successful novelist John Hearne. His work, they argued, was weakened by its nostalgic focus on the “plantocracy.” Their assessment ... More


Introduction

Daniel Marrone

in Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496807311
eISBN:
9781496807359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807311.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Precisely because Seth’s interest in the past can be mistaken for unadulterated longing, his body of work becomes an ideal site for redressing the somewhat impoverished understanding of nostalgia in ... More


Algeria’s Mortified Memory

Oana Panaïté

in The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940292
eISBN:
9781786944290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Anger and incivility are integral parts of the post-colonial ethos that oriented France’s response to the violent dismantling of its colonial empire in the wake of World War II. The chapter examines ... More


Why Read for Place? An Introduction

Casey Clabough

in Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041735
eISBN:
9780813043944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041735.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction asks how might one articulate the aspects of one's formative place particularly when one is struck with the task of conveying it? How does one proceed beyond recognitions that are ... More


Wish We Were There: Nostalgic (Re)visions of France's Algerian Past

Edward Welch and Joseph McGonagle

in Contesting Views: The Visual Economy of France and Algeria

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318849
eISBN:
9781846317958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318849.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the persistent presence of France's Algerian pasts in the French public sphere and visual culture's role in sustaining and problematising understandings both of that past and of ... More


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