Beyond Nostalgia

... some of a different race and class , Beyond Nostalgia is an excellent primer for professionals working with diverse groups in a variety of settings .

Author: Ruth E. Ray

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813919398

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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For three years, Ruth E. Ray visited and participated in eight writing groups at six senior centers in inner-city and suburban Detroit, looking for ways in which the elderly fashion their memories through personal narrative. Her innovative book involves the reader in the construction of life stories as a richly rewarding and highly social process that often reveals the types of relationships that dominate the lives of group members, the majority of whom are women. Because Ray wrote and responded herself and shares her anxiety and triumph in presenting her writing to women old enough to be her mother, some of a different race and class, Beyond Nostalgia is an excellent primer for professionals working with diverse groups in a variety of settings. It is also an important contribution to the emerging field of feminist gerontology. Ray's book demonstrates its own thesis that the presentation and negotiation of life stories in writing groups initiates change and personal growth among older people. Drawing on personal observations, the give-and-take of meeting conversations, lengthy interviews, and the life stories themselves, Ray tells a story of adult development through personal narrative. She recreates the group process through which age peers begin to articulate what life means, both individually and collectively. The writing groups of older adults that Ray studied challenged their members to consider not just cultural influences, but generational effects on the evolving content and structure of their life stories. Age, Ray argues, has been largely ignored by feminists and she makes a strong case for the need to learn how women make meaning of their lives across the life span. As an important document and analysis of that process, Beyond Nostalgia should appeal to academics and practitioners in women's studies, composition studies, gerontology, developmental psyschology, sociology, social work, and linguistics, and to anyone who works with older people.

Beyond Nostalgia

But is Maddy's loyalty enough to keep them together? Or will a force far stronger than fate alone change everything? (Be sure to check out Tom Winton's newest novel, The Last American Martyr.)

Author: Tom Winton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1468029282

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Born with blue in his collar instead of his veins, best-selling author Dean Cassidy chronicles his soul-scarring rise from New York's darkest alleys to a place high atop the literary world. As difficult and unlikely as such a climb is, there's yet another force working against Dean. He's forever haunted by treasured memories of his long-lost teenage soul-mate. Theresa! Theresa! Theresa! She just won't go away! Despite all Dean's hang-ups and mental baggage, he eventually does marry another woman. And for twenty years his wife, Maddy Frances, remains so giving (and forgiving) she deserves to be canonized a living saint. Even after she finds Dean unconscious at a botched suicide attempt--a time-faded photograph of Theresa clenched in his hands—her love never wavers. But is Maddy's loyalty enough to keep them together? Or will a force far stronger than fate alone change everything? (Be sure to check out Tom Winton's newest novel, The Last American Martyr.)

Nostalgia and Beyond

The nostalgic moment itself , in its source and its effect , has not been looked ... given her daughter an opening , a possibility to go beyond nostalgia .

Author: Inta Ezergailis

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015040339825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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This book offers an introduction to the works of eleven Latvian women writers. For years, Baltic literary critics in the West have tried to assert that there is only one Latvian, Lithuanian, or Estonian literature; that the emigrÈ and the native branches are one. In Nostalgia and Beyond, the author fuses writers from both sides of the Atlantic to form a unified whole--the authors are women, they are Latvian, they write. Not only does the book provide an expert analysis of each writer's unique contribution, it also places each one into a contemporary context of cultural issues revolving around questions of history, nationalism, feminism, and literary theory. This makes the book germane to readers curious about the Baltic area, the Soviet and post-Soviet experience, and memory, nostalgia, exile, and resistance from a post-colonial perspective.

Beyond the Blockbusters

Do Rozario, Rebecca-Anne C. “The Princess and the Magic Kingdom: Beyond Nostalgia, the Function of the Disney Princess.” Women's Studies in Communication, ...

Author: Rebekah Fitzsimmons

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496827159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Contributions by Megan Brown, Jill Coste, Sara K. Day, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Amber Gray, Roxanne Harde, Tom Jesse, Heidi Jones, Kaylee Jangula Mootz, Leah Phillips, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, S. R. Toliver, Jason Vanfosson, Sarah E. Whitney, and Casey Alane Wilson While critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first-century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, classroom materials and scholarship have remained static in focus and slight in scope. Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hate U Give overwhelm conversations among scholars and critics—but these are far from the only texts in need of analysis. Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction offers a necessary remedy to this limiting perspective, bringing together essays about the many subgenres, themes, and character types that have until now been overlooked. The collection tackles a diverse range of topics—modern updates to the marriage plot; fairy tale retellings in dystopian settings; stories of extrajudicial police killings and racial justice. The approaches are united, though, by a commitment to exploring the large-scale generic and theoretical structures at work in each set of texts. As a collection, Beyond the Blockbusters is an exciting entryway into a field that continues to grow and change even as its works captivate massive audiences. It will prove a crucial addition to the library of any scholar or instructor of young adult literature.

Reinventing Ourselves as Teachers

Beyond Nostalgia Claudia Mitchell, Sandra Weber. Janet Zandy (1995), whose work we have referred to throughout this book, draws attention to the ways in ...

Author: Claudia Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135714857

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Designed for use by teachers and teacher educators, this text should help both novice and experienced teachers reinterpret their working lives. The reader is led on a path of personal exploration that goes beyond standard approaches and leads from the personal to the critical. Illustrative material is drawn from all levels, from kindergarten to high school, to illuminate issues and questions fundamental to teachers' lives. Film and literary narratives supply further case studies and contribute to the fusion of critical reflection and everyday realities that typically inform teachers' experiences of work.

Reinventing Ourselves as Teachers

Written for teaching professionals, this text helps novice and experienced teachers to reinterpret their working lives.

Author: Claudia Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135714864

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Written for teaching professionals, this text helps novice and experienced teachers to reinterpret their working lives. Taking the reader on a personal exploration the text exceeds standard approaches, leading from the personal to the critical.


6 My first book in gerontology, Beyond Nostalgia: Aging and Life Story Writing, based on observations of and interviews with senior citizen writing groups, ...

Author: Ruth E. Ray

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231517850

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In the summer of 1996, Ruth Ray, a gerontologist in her forties, befriended an eighty-two-year-old man suffering from Parkinson's. The two remained close until the end of his life, sharing stories and memories while building a deep relationship. Part memoir, part biography, Endnotes explores how people construct meaning through their interactions with others. With grace and wit, Ray situates her friend's past experiences and present relationships within the theories and literature of gerontology, providing a deeper understanding of autonomy at the end of life. She also delves into the complexities of sexuality and intimacy in old age, communication across disabilities and age groups, the disabling nature of nursing homes, and the trials of death and dying. Writing as both a woman and a gerontologist, Ray finds that the "quality of care" we provide for others requires not only an understanding of the relationships that have given a person's life meaning but also a willingness to accept and share deeply in the emotional process of physical and mental decline.

Grindhouse Nostalgia

362–4, 371–3. Quotes at pp. 364, 373. 91. Boym, The Future of Nostalgia, pp. 49–50. 92. Barbara Klinger, Beyond the Multiplex: Cinema, New Technologies, ...

Author: Church David Church

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748699117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Too often dismissed as nothing more than 'trash cinema', exploitation films have become both earnestly appreciated cult objects and home video items that are more accessible than ever. In this wide-ranging new study, David Church explores how the history of drive-in theatres and urban grind houses has descended to the home video formats that keep these lurid movies fondly alive today. Arguing for the importance of cultural memory in contemporary fan practices, Church focuses on both the re-release of archival exploitation films on DVD and the recent cycle of 'retrosploitation' films like Grindhouse, Machete, Viva, The Devil's Rejects, and Black Dynamite. At a time when older ideas of subcultural belonging have become increasingly subject to nostalgia, Grindhouse Nostalgia presents an indispensable study of exploitation cinema's continuing allure, and is a bold contribution to our understanding of fandom, taste politics, film distribution, and home video.

Nostalgia for the Future

sound-space-listening relationship, beyond that of the traditional hall with a single frontal sound source. This is very clear; but what continues to ...

Author: Luigi Nono

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520291201

Category: Music

Page: 504

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Nostalgia for the Future is the first collection in English of the writings and interviews of Luigi Nono (1924–1990). One of the most prominent figures in the development of new music after World War II, he is renowned for both his compositions and his utopian views. His many essays and lectures reveal an artist at the center of the analytical, theoretical, critical, and political debates of the time. This selection of Nono’s most significant essays, articles, and interviews covers his entire career (1948–1989), faithfully mirroring the interests, orientations, continuities, and fractures of a complex and unique personality. His writings illuminate his intensive involvements with theatre, painting, literature, politics, science, and even mysticism. Nono’s words make vividly evident his restless quest for the transformative possibilities of a radical musical experience, one that is at the same time profoundly engaged with its performers and spaces, its audiences, and its human and social motivations and ramifications.

Museum Marketing

He proposes a plan that incorporates a variety of programmes, sites and celebrations to tap into multiple motivations beyond nostalgia.

Author: Ruth Rentschler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136377433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Museums have moved from a product to a marketing focus within the last ten years. This has entailed a painful reorientation of approaches to understanding visitors as ‘customers’; new ways of fundraising and sponsorship as government funding decreases; and grappling with using the internet for marketing. This book brings the latest in marketing thinking to bear on the museum sector taking into account both the commercial issues and social mission it involves. Carefully structured to be highly accessible the book offers: * A contemporary and relevant and global approach to museum marketing written by authors in Britain, Australia, the United States, and Asia * An approach that reflects the particular challenges museums of varying sizes face when seeking to market an experience to a diverse set of stakeholders: audience; funders; sponsors and government. * A particular focus on museum marketing in the 'Information Age' * Major case studies at the beginning and end of each section of the book, and smaller case studies within chapters The hugely experienced author team, includes both leading academics and practitioners to ensure the book has broad appeal and is both relevant, innovative and progressive in approach. It will be essential reading for students in museum studies, non-profit marketing, and arts management and marketing. It will also be equally relevant for professionals working in and managing museums and galleries, heritage attractions and ministries of arts.

The Booker Prize and the Legacy of Empire

Scott's novel thus proceeds on its humorous and ironic way to the conclusion that the Raj evolved into a model of empire which had no basis beyond nostalgia ...

Author: Luke Strongman

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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This book is about the Booker Prize – the London-based literary award made annually to “the best novel written in English” by a writer from one of those countries belonging to, or formerly part of, the British Commonwealth. The approach to the Prize is thematically historical and spans the award period to 1999. The novels that have won or shared the Prize in this period are examined within a theoretical framework mapping the literary terrain of the fiction. Individual chapters explore themes that occur within the larger narrative formed by this body of novels - collectively invoked cultures, social trends and movements spanning the stages of imperial heyday and decline as perceived over the past three decades. Individually and collectively, the novels mirror, often in terms of more than a single static image, British imperial culture after empire, contesting and reinterpreting perceptions of the historical moment of the British Empire and its legacy in contemporary culture.The body of Booker novels narrates the demise of empire and the emergence of different cultural formations in its aftermath. The novels are grouped for discussion according to the way in which they deal with aspects of the transition from empire to a post-imperial culture - from early imperial expansion, through colonization, retrenchment, decolonization and postcolonial pessimism, to the emergence of tribal nationalisms and post-imperial nation-states. The focus throughout is primarily literary and contingently cultural.

Beyond the Synagogue

Beyond the Synagogue argues that nostalgic activities such as visiting the Museum at Eldridge Street or eating traditional Jewish foods should be understood as American Jewish religious practices.

Author: Rachel B. Gross

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479803408

Category: Religion


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Reveals nostalgia as a new way of maintaining Jewish continuity In 2007, the Museum at Eldridge Street opened at the site of a restored nineteenth-century synagogue originally built by some of the first Eastern European Jewish immigrants in New York City. Visitors to the museum are invited to stand along indentations on the floor where footprints of congregants past have worn down the soft pinewood. Here, many feel a palpable connection to the history surrounding them. Beyond the Synagogue argues that nostalgic activities such as visiting the Museum at Eldridge Street or eating traditional Jewish foods should be understood as American Jewish religious practices. In making the case that these practices are not just cultural, but are actually religious, Rachel B. Gross asserts that many prominent sociologists and historians have mistakenly concluded that American Judaism is in decline, and she contends that they are looking in the wrong places for Jewish religious activity. If they looked outside of traditional institutions and practices, such as attendance at synagogue or membership in Jewish Community Centers, they would see that the embrace of nostalgia provides evidence of an alternative, under-appreciated way of being Jewish and of maintaining Jewish continuity. Tracing American Jews’ involvement in a broad array of ostensibly nonreligious activities, including conducting Jewish genealogical research, visiting Jewish historic sites, purchasing books and toys that teach Jewish nostalgia to children, and seeking out traditional Jewish foods, Gross argues that these practices illuminate how many American Jews are finding and making meaning within American Judaism today.

What Difference Does Research Make and for Whom

Through nostalgia , teachers often reconstruct their sense of a lost past and ... will rarely move beyond nostalgic projections of the researcher's own .

Author: Françoise Bodone

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820470732

Category: Education

Page: 289

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Education is a discipline that is constantly emerging, and for which there are more questions than answers. Beyond the research reports, the articles in refereed journals, and the well-crafted presentations, what is happening in education? What difference does our work make in the lives of those we research? How is education as a whole different because of our effort? And what is the nature of the difference we make? This book provides some answers to those questions based on engaged and critical research from around the world. It is also a critical reflection on new possibilities for qualitative research, its implications and relevance to educational practice. Andrew Hargreaves, Enora Brown, Graham Hingagaroa Smith, Jack Whitehead, Mutindi Mumbua, Andrew Gitlin, Phil Carspecken, and others invite readers to join the conversation, and take it beyond these pages by enriching and extending the discourse within their communities of practice.

Masculinity and the English Working Class

... one-sided fiction that moves beyond nostalgia into the realm of fantasy. This fantasy that masquerades as nostalgia is more than a logical next step for ...

Author: Ying Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135860325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This book examines representations of working-class masculine subjectivity in Victorian autobiography and fiction. In it, Ying focuses on ideas of domesticity and the male body and demonstrates that working-class masculinities differ substantially from those of the widely studied upper classes. The book also maps the relationship between two trends: the early nineteenth-century efflorescence of published working-class autobiographies (in which working men construct their identities for a broad readership); and a contemporaneous surge of public interest in "the lower orders" that finds reflection in the depiction of working-class characters in popular novels by middle-class authors. The book mimics this point of convergence by pairing three working-class autobiographies with three middle-class novels. Each chapter focuses on a particular type of work: domestic service, manual (not artisanal) labour, and literary labour (and the opportunities it offers for social advancement). Ying considers the specific ways in which classed and gendered consciousness emerges autobiographically and its significance in the writing of working-class subjectivity for public consumption. Then mainstream novels by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and Charles Kingsley are re-read from the perspective of these autobiographical pressure points.

Performing and Reforming Leaders

"Beyond Nostalgia: Institutional Design and Alternative Futures." In T Seddon and L. Angus (Eds.), Beyond Nostalgia: Reshaping Australian Education.

Author: Jill Blackmore

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791470326

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Explores the issues inherent in critical and postmodern feminism in educational leadership.

Performing Nostalgia Migration Culture and Creativity in South Albania

Origjin (from Lat. origo) as a concept goes far beyond the geographical meaning of space. ... It relates to νόστος (nόstos) in nostalgia, 'le mal du pays', ...

Author: Eckehard Pistrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351554589

Category: Music

Page: 266

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Migration studies is an area of increasing significance in musicology as in other disciplines. How do migrants express and imagine themselves through musical practice? How does music help them to construct social imaginaries and to cope with longings and belongings? In this study of migration music in postsocialist Albania, Eckehard Pistrick identifies links between sound, space, emotionality and mobility in performance, provides new insights into the controversial relationship between sound and migration, and sheds light on the cultural effects of migration processes. Central to Pistrick?s approach is the essential role of emotionality for musical creativity which is highlighted throughout the volume: pain and longing are discussed not as a traumatising end point, but as a driving force for human action and as a source for cultural creativity. In addition, the study provides a fascinating overview about the current state of a rarely documented vocal tradition in Europe that is a part of the mosaic of Mediterranean singing traditions. It refers to the challenges imposed onto this practice by heritage politics, the dynamics of retraditionalisation and musical globalisation. In this sense the book constitutes an important study to the dynamics of postsocialism as seen from a musicological perspective.

The windy passage from nostalgia

The moods are themselves , are beyond nostalgia . There are no thematic interludes , no romantic attachments . This or that girl in the dream , driving over ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4950702



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Women and Industry in the Balkans

Beyond. nostalgia: Workers'. struggles. for. social. justice. and. everyday. resilience. When we were sewing in three shifts for the army during the ...

Author: Chiara Bonfiglioli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838600761

Category: History

Page: 232

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Women's emancipation through productive labour was a key tenet of socialist politics in post-World War II Yugoslavia. Mass industrialisation under Tito led many young women to join traditionally 'feminised' sectors, and as a consequence the textile sector grew rapidly, fast becoming a gendered symbol of industrialisation, consumption and socialist modernity. By the 1980s Yugoslavia was one of the world's leading producers of textiles and garments. The break-up of Yugoslavia in 1991, however, resulted in factory closures, bankruptcy and layoffs, forcing thousands of garment industry workers into precarious and often exploitative private-sector jobs. Drawing on more than 60 oral history interviews with former and current garment workers, as well as workplace periodicals and contemporary press material collected across Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia, Women and Industry in the Balkans charts the rise and fall of the Yugoslav textile sector, as well as the implications of this post-socialist transition, for the first time. In the process, the book explores broader questions about memories of socialism, lingering feelings of attachment to the socialist welfare system and the complexity of the post-socialist era. This is important reading for all scholars working on the history and politics of Yugoslavia and the Balkans, oral history, memory studies and gender studies.