voir par exemple la nostalgie du handmade web et web des années 90 http://gizmodo.com/the-great-web-1-0-revival-1651487835
Nostalgia is booming. People recollect and embrace media formats and communication technologies of their childhood. We witness a revival of vinyl records and how media design adopts new products to the vintage appeal of old media technologies. TV dramas, music styles, advertisements and product design alike are flirting with the charms and lifestyles of the past. We decorate our apartments with vintage furniture and rediscover retro-drinks and retro-fashion. People share memories about past media practices, commodity brands and other everyday experiences from romanticized pasts to communicate and identify who they are today, and where and how they belong. The recent hype about nostalgia however is more than just mere fascination for the past in a variety of cultural spheres and contexts. It hints to more profound social and cultural developments: Memory nostalgic or otherwise is not neutral but carries biases regarding political orientations, social norms, and cultural values. It bears an inherently social dimension. This special issue thus invites original articles (4000 6000 words), which address nostalgia, through, by and towards media and in various communicative contexts and ask for the potential role of nostalgia as a seismograph of cultural and political sentiment. Media can serve as vessels, addressees and also lenses through which people look at fond memories; they can amplify as well as deafen nostalgia and memory.
In research nostalgia has widely been conceptualized as a common element of individual and collective engagement with the past related to experiences of loss, lack and longing. Recent publications in media and communication studies, history, sociology and social psychology commenced exploring social and historical implications, origins and influences of individual and collective nostalgic attitudes, emotions and practices. Thereby they aim to extend the scope of research beyond individual emotional states or aesthetics of nostalgic media contents and to thus emphasize the social implications and consequences of and influences on nostalgia. The issue aims to contribute to understanding the role of nostalgia for constructing and sharing individual/collective memories and official/alternative histories.
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