Futures Worth Preserving

Cultural Constructions of Nostalgia and Sustainability

Cultures as well as individuals continually balance the demands of nostalgia and sustainability as they construct historical narratives of ›futures worth preserving‹. The aim of this volume is to explore those narratives and the underlying assumptions which inform them. Drawing on a range of disciplines from the humanities and social sciences, the chapters investigate cultural assumptions about which aspects of the past deserve to be remembered and which aspects of the present should be sustained for the future. In the process, they reveal how contemporary definitions of sustainability are informed by a nostalgic yearning for the past, and how nostalgia is motivated by a reciprocal longing to sustain the past for the future.

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2019-01-27, ca. 272 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4122-6

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Book title
Futures Worth Preserving Cultural Constructions of Nostalgia and Sustainability
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 272
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4122-6
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC KCN RNU
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 BUS072000 BUS099000
THEMA-Code
JBCC KCVG RNU
Release date
2019-01-27
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Natur
Readership
Arts and Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Humanities, History, Literature, Social Sciences
Keywords/Tags
Creative Practice, Critical Theory, Culture, Nostalgia, Sustainability, Nature, Cultural Studies, Cultural Theory, Ecology

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