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For this assignment, you are required to write an essay of 1,000 words in length (plus references) exploring ideas about nostalgia and utopianism.
To start off with, you can write an introduction of around fifty words explaining what the purpose of the essay is, and what main ideas you will be addressing.
The next portion of the essay – which should be around 450 words – will deal with ideas about nostalgia. There are sources below which you can use, in addition to Google Scholar. You should try to explain what some theorists have written about nostalgia.
After this, you will write around 450 words on ideas about utopinism. Again, there are sources below which you can use, in addition to Google Scholar. You should try to explain what some theorists have written about utopianism.
Finally, you will finish off the essay with a conclusion of fifty words, which sum up the main points of the essay.
Reading 1: S. J. Matt, ‘You Can’t Go Home Again: Homesickness and Nostalgia in U.S. History’, in The Journal of American History, vol. 94, no. 2, 2007, pp. 469-497.
Reading 2: W. C. Bissell, ‘Engaging Colonial Nostalgia’, in Cultural Anthropology, vol. 20, no. 2, 2005, pp. 215-248.
Reading 3: G. Dickinson, ‘Memories for sale: Nostalgia and the construction of identity in Old Pasadena’, in Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 83, no. 1, 1997, pp. 1-27.
Reading 4: S. Boym, ‘Nostalgia and its Discontents’, in The Hedgehog Review, summer 2007, pp. 7-18
Reading 5: H. Kim, ‘Nostalgia and Tourism’, in Tourism Analysis, vol. 10, no. 1, 2005, pp. 85-88.
Reading 6: A. Bickford, ‘The Patina of Nostalgia’, in Australian Archaeology, no. 13, December 1981, pp. 1-7.
Reading 7: J. Rutherford, ‘What Was Old Is New Again: The History of Nostalgia as a Buying Motive in Consumption Behavior’, New York, 2011, pp. 157-66.
Reading 8: C. Goulding, ‘Romancing the past: heritage visiting and the nostalgic consumer’, in Psychology & Marketing, vol. 18, no. 6, 2001, pp. 565-592.
Reading 1: L. T. Sargent, ‘Authority & Utopia: Utopianism in Political Thought’, in Polity, vol. 14, no. 4, Summer 1982, pp. 565-584.
Reading 2: R. P. Adams, ‘The Social Responsibilities of Science in Utopia, New Atlantis and after’, in Journal of the History of Ideas, vol. 10, no. 3, June 1949, pp. 374-398.
Reading 3: K. Popper, ‘Utopia and Violence’, in World Affairs, vol. 149, no. 1, summer 1986, pp. 3-9.
Reading 4: A. Hacker, ‘In Defence of Utopia’, in Ethics, vol. 65, no. 2, January 1955, pp. 135-138.
Reading 5: B. Cattarinussi, ‘The dimensions of utopia’, in World Futures: Journal of General Evolution vol. 15. nos. 1-2, 1977, pp. 1-13.
Reading 6: R. Jacoby, ‘The Future of Utopia?’ in Insights, vol. 4, no 11, 2011, pp. 1-11.