By K. Niemeyer
Media and Nostalgia is an interdisciplinary and foreign exploration of media and their relation to nostalgia. each one bankruptcy demonstrates how nostalgia has consistently been a media-related topic, learning additionally the new nostalgia growth by means of analysing, between others, electronic images, tv sequence and residential videos.
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This nostalgia can be the content or style of media representation, and, beyond that, media themselves can become an object of nostalgia. In this case, the sentiment can be directed towards their speciﬁc medial constitution, their materiality, the aesthetics resulting from these factors, or all these combined: ‘Our cultural memories are shaped not just by the production qualities of an era [ . . ] but by subtle properties of the recording media themselves’, as Reynolds (2011, p. 331) notes. This process, in turn, can then be reﬂected by media again, which is why nostalgia for outdated media technologies or their respective aesthetics can be regarded as a special case of self-reference in the media (Böhn, 2007).