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On Nostalgia

On Nostalgia is a panoramic cultural history of nostalgia, exploring how a force that started as a psychological diagnosis of soldiers fighting far from home has come become a quintessentially … 161 View
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Introduction

Play It Once Again

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The introduction discusses paradise as a place where nothing ever happens, as in the song "Heaven" by the Talking Heads. It also discusses the tension in nostalgia between the loss, the … 3 $0.30 Add
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The Nameless Uncarved Wood

From: The Web of Meaning

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The Continuous Vibration of Animal Spirits:

On the Why of Nostalgia

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This chapter discusses nostalgia as a feeling, and the history of nostalgia, from antiquity to the present, moving out of the medical into the cultural realm. Why it is important to describe … 21 $2.10 Add
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Interaction Patterns

Patterns of Domination and Patterns of Resistance

From: The Power Manual

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Interaction Patterns, highlights the thinking of Audre Lorde, Roland Barthes, and Franz Fanon. Lorde identified difference as the key factor that triggers power dynamics, or unequal interactions. … 9 $0.90 Add
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Spineless Admiration

On Anti-Nostalgia

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The author details how nostalgia is regarded with suspicion from academic to widespread cultural use. Advocates of dismissing the past, and their perpective of the world as just and meritocratic … 19 $1.90 Add
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The Most Important Relationship in Your Life

From: The Web of Meaning

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I’m Just So Tired of All These Star Wars

On Art and Nostalgia

From: On Nostalgia

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Modern nostalgia in novel and flim is discussed, using examples of Ready Player One, Back to the Future, American Graffitti, Indiana Jones, and the introduction of prequels with Star Wars. … 22 $2.20 Add
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The Patterns of the Universe

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Transmission of Affect

Life-affirming and Life-draining Affects

From: The Power Manual

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Transmission of Affect, focuses on the work of Theresa Brennan. Brennan used research from the field of psychoneuroendocrinology, the study of hormones and their relationship to behavior, to … 6 $0.60 Add
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Great Again

On Political Nostalgia

From: On Nostalgia

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This chapter examines nostalgia in modern democracies, where generalized nostalgia binds individuals into a mass movement through its vagueness. The dissonance between nostlagia and how politics … 23 $2.30 Add
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A Breath of Relief From This Fast-Paced World

On Consumed Nostalgia

From: On Nostalgia

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Both nostalgia and consumerism satisfy a longing, an attempt to satisfy impossible desires. Consumerism, as in the most important role for a person is somone who buys things, and a history of … 23 $2.30 Add
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That’s What She Said

On the Future of Nostalgia

From: On Nostalgia

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In this chapter the author points out that we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone and we don’t even know when it will go. The question "Why is it that nostalgia … 25 $2.50 Add
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Conclusion

The Memory of Ourselves

From: On Nostalgia

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Nostalgia is an acutely modern condition. As our future seems more in doubt, our past seems to offer more clarity and comfort. Beyond that, nostalgia helps us reconcile the dissonence of our … 3 $0.30 Add
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Supreme Choice

Mastery Over Inner Experience

From: The Power Manual

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Supreme Choice, furthers the thinking on Supreme Power introduced in chapter 5. It concludes the section on choice by asserting that one ultimately has choice over everything one experiences. It … 6 $0.60 Add
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Theater as Interaction and Identity Creation

High Status and Low Status Characters

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Theater as Interaction and Identity Creation, explores the first of two social spaces that at their core are about the exchange of power — theater and games. Fundamentally, to act is to … 11 $1.10 Add