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Author Armbruster, Stefanie, author

Title Watching nostalgia : an analysis of nostalgic television fiction and its reception / Stefanie Armbruster
Published Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cultural studies ; olume 48
Cultural studies ; 48
Contents Cover; Content ; Acknowledgements ; 1. Introduction ; PART I -- THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGICAL DESIGN ; 2. Nostalgia ; 2.1 A first definition -- the origins of the term and its development ; 2.2 Literature review -- discourses of nostalgia
2.2.1 Nostalgia as a contemporary malaise 2.2.2 Nostalgia and identity ; 2.2.3 Nostalgia: death of historicity or paradigm shift ; 2.2.4 Nostalgia and the (re)construction of 'history' ; 2.2.5 Nostalgia and cultural style ; 2.2.6 Nostalgia in Germany and Spain
2.3 Conclusion on the discourse and transition to following research steps 2.3.1 Nostalgia 'mood' ; 2.3.2 From the cognitive-emotional to the textual part of nostalgia ; 2.3.3 The bandwidth of nostalgia ; 3. Two 'archives' -- nostalgia's relationship to the past ; 3.1 Memory
3.1.1 Personal memory 3.1.2 'Collective' memory ; 3.1.3 Postmemory and prosthetic memory ; 3.1.4 Media memories ; 3.2 Physical and digital archives ; 3.2.1 Television archives in Germany and Spain ; 3.3 Conclusion ; 4. Aesthetic emotions -- on nostalgia's relationship to the present
4.1 The discourse of emotions in film and television studies 4.2 Characteristics of emotions ; 4.2.1 Nostalgia as an emotion ; 4.3 Aesthetic emotions ; 4.3.1 Fiction emotions ; 4.3.2 Artefact emotions
Summary What is nostalgia in television? How far does a nostalgic text trigger nostalgic emotions? And how are nostalgic series received by different audience groups? Stefanie Armbruster uses an interdisciplinary approach as analytical and theoretical basis. Her detailed analyses identify nostalgia in reruns, remakes and period dramas such as »Knight Rider« or »Mad Men«. Focus group discussions with German and Spanish viewers give new insights into its reception. The in-depth study helps to understand the interrelation of nostalgic texts and nostalgic reception better and explores a decisive part of a phenomenon that is omnipresent in our current TV landscape
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource, title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 14, 2017)
Subject Nostalgia on television.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3839435099 (electronic bk.)
9783839435090 (electronic bk.)