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'Nostalgia for the future': memory, nostalgia and the politics of class

Smith, Laurajane; Campbell, Gary


Nostalgia for some is pointless and sentimental, for others reactionary and futile. Where does that leave those of us interested in labour history and heritage - is it all just smokestack nostalgia'? Using interviews with visitors, volunteers and staff at sites and museums of industrial and working class heritage in England, the United States and Australia, we argue that a useful distinction can be made between reactionary nostalgia' and progressive nostalgia', and that a nostalgia for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-05-22
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Heritage Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2017.1321034
Access Rights: Open Access


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