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Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 2–5 | Cite as

The politics of nostalgia: Perils and untapped potentials

  • Stacey L. NovackEmail author
Reflections on the Revolutions of Our Time
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Abstract

The author considers the role of nostalgic ideology in the 2016 presidential election, drawing upon the theorizing of nostalgia in psychoanalysis.

Keywords

nostalgia psychoanalysis politics 

References

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  2. Freud, S. (1917, 1957) Mourning and Melancholia. Standard Edition, 14. London: Hogarth Press, pp. 237–259.Google Scholar
  3. Online Etymology Dictionary. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=nostalgia, accessed 9 December 2016.

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© Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NorthamptonUSA

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