The politics of nostalgia: Perils and untapped potentials

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

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Correspondence to Stacey L. Novack.

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Novack, S.L. The politics of nostalgia: Perils and untapped potentials. Psychoanal Cult Soc 22, 2–5 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41282-017-0040-5

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Keywords

  • nostalgia
  • psychoanalysis
  • politics