Cross-temporal explorations: Notes on fashion and nostalgia | Intellect Skip to content
1981
Volume 4, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN: 2040-4417
  • E-ISSN: 2040-4425

Abstract

Abstract

The article explores intersections among nostalgia, the circulation of images and temporalities of fashion. It traces shifting meanings of nostalgia from its spatial connotation as a diagnosis for homesickness to its temporal connotation as longing for the past. While homesickness became counterproductive to ideals of modernity, consumer culture became a key site for the processing of spatio-temporal longings – potentially associated with the production of ‘false’ memories. This article highlights how nostalgia and memory are dynamically configured and intimately bound up with the development of sociotechnical practices, mediation and commodification. Uses and experiences of nostalgia range from the idealization of the past to its demystification. A perspective on the current enactment of nostalgia through vintage dress and photography points to its potencies in embodied practice as performative exploration of the experiential dynamics of temporality and being/becoming in time.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1386/csfb.4.1-2.107_1
2013-10-01
2024-05-26
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1386/csfb.4.1-2.107_1
Loading
  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): mediation; memory; nostalgia; Tavi Gevinson; time/temporality; vintage
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a success
Invalid data
An error occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error