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The Resource Consumed nostalgia : memory in the age of fast capitalism, Gary Cross

Consumed nostalgia : memory in the age of fast capitalism, Gary Cross

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Consumed nostalgia : memory in the age of fast capitalism
Title
Consumed nostalgia
Title remainder
memory in the age of fast capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Gary Cross
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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Cross, Gary S
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
  • Nostalgia
Label
Consumed nostalgia : memory in the age of fast capitalism, Gary Cross
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Guys toys and 'girls' dolls -- Lovin' that '57 Chevy (or whatever was your favorite car at seventeen) -- (Re-)living that golden decade -- Leaving it to Beaver and retro TV -- Give me that old-time radio -- Dilemmas of heritage in an era of consumed nostalgia -- Pilgrimages, souvenirs, and memory at Disney
Control code
FIEb17749311
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780231167581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902726519
Label
Consumed nostalgia : memory in the age of fast capitalism, Gary Cross
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Guys toys and 'girls' dolls -- Lovin' that '57 Chevy (or whatever was your favorite car at seventeen) -- (Re-)living that golden decade -- Leaving it to Beaver and retro TV -- Give me that old-time radio -- Dilemmas of heritage in an era of consumed nostalgia -- Pilgrimages, souvenirs, and memory at Disney
Control code
FIEb17749311
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780231167581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902726519

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