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The commodification of time and memory: Online communities and the dynamics of commercially produced nostalgia

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posted on 07.11.2019, 13:57 by Katharina Niemeyer, Emily Keightley
This article addresses the lack of analysis of the specific ways in which the online environment configures the relationship between the processual dynamics of nostalgia which allow for both creative and conservative modes of identification and the commercial exploitation and commodification of the nostalgia produced and articulated in online communities. We introduce an empirical case study of one of the companies operating on Facebook as a nostalgia maker: DoYouRemember.com and consider analytical frameworks for future work on the (online) ‘nostalgia business’ and its economic and political dimensions.

Funding

Faculty of communication, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM, Canada)

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Communication and Media

Published in

New Media and Society

Volume

22

Issue

9

Pages

1639 - 1662

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© the authors

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Acceptance date

24/09/2019

Publication date

2020-09-03

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1461-4448

eISSN

1461-7315

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Emily Keightley Deposit date: 7 November 2019

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