Savage's imperialist nostalgia not only explores the possibilities to dodge responsibility but, since it is also triggered by a sense of guilt, it explores the possibilities for redemption or absolution.
Forms of nostalgia are associated with social integration, and as such they seek adaptation or adjustment to changed circumstances by (ab)using or generating fluid, dynamic, and ever-evolving identities.
It also serves Savage's imperialist nostalgia because with this loss he expiates guilt and when he walks into the sea he is allegorically purged of all his imperialist sins.
To conclude, imperialist nostalgia appears to be a response to loss and displacement and as such it seeks adjustment to changing conditions.
face of comedic and ironic deployments of nostalgia.
questions of the losses to which nostalgia may be a response--even as it
does not admit the pleasures nostalgia can offer--therein foreclosing a
politics, nostalgia culture is saddled with a paradox, as Radstone has
outlined: 'While [on the one hand] nostalgia is criticised for its
So if nostalgia is thus swatted every which way it turns, how can
grass is always greener' modality, nostalgia functions as a
given us a useful schematic for post-communist nostalgia in the