Nostalgia, reflexivity, and the narratives of self: reflections on Devine's 'removing the rough edges?'

Aliakbar Jafari, Babak Taheri

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Abstract

This paper offers some theoretical insights on Devine’s account of the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. It elaborates on three interrelated themes authors have derived from Devine’s report: 1) how historical representations arouse nostalgic sensations and sensibilities in museum visitors 2) the role of narratives in visitors’ development of their nostalgic experiences 3) the importance of engagement to the creation of such nostalgic experiences. The paper contributes to the existing literature on nostalgia, experiential consumption, and the museum experience literature by establishing a relationship between nostalgia, reflexivity, and individuals’ narratives of self.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-230
Number of pages16
JournalConsumption, Markets and Culture
Volume17
Issue number2
Early online date22 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • nostalgia
  • reflexivity
  • modernity
  • narrativity
  • engagement
  • museums

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