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

Jafari, Aliakbar and Taheri, Babak (2014) Nostalgia, reflexivity, and the narratives of self : reflections on Devine's 'removing the rough edges?'. Consumption, Markets and Culture, 17 (2). pp. 215-230.

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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.