History and the Politics of Nostalgia

@article{Natali2004HistoryAT,
  title={History and the Politics of Nostalgia},
  author={M. Natali},
  journal={The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={10-25}
}
  • M. Natali
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
  • In 1688 the Swiss doctor Johannes Hofer published a tract in which, after consider­ ing the terms nostomania and philopatridomania, he settles on a combination of the Greek words nostos and algos to describe the pain resulting from the desire to return to one’s home (381). Thus the word nostalgia was born, in a text claiming that a properly scientific term was lacking in order to accurately identify a condition that Hofer insisted was a clinical entity and, as such, was above all of medical… CONTINUE READING
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