Ambiguous Longings: Nostalgia as the Interplay between Self, Time and World

Lems, Annika (2016). Ambiguous Longings: Nostalgia as the Interplay between Self, Time and World. Critique of anthropology, 36(4), pp. 419-438. Sage Publications 10.1177/0308275X16654549

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This article explores nostalgia’s multi-facetted character by linking its discursive and experiential dimensions. In a first move I highlight its importance as an analytical category that grew out of a very particular history of knowledge. Focusing on a specific case that played a crucial role in the two distinct phases of nostalgia as a concept I show how it has come to be inextricably linked to ideas of displacement and loss. In a second move I juxtapose this metaphorical treatment of loss and nostalgia with a focus on the lifeworld of one individual who has experienced physical displacement. In focusing on two particular nostalgic moments in her life, I sketch the contours of an anthropological phenomenology of nostalgia

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Lems, Annika

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0308-275X

Publisher:

Sage Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annika Lems

Date Deposited:

19 Aug 2015 08:03

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 01:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/0308275X16654549

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70771

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70771

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