Glazer’s Radical Nostalgia reissued

November 23, 2010

Peter Glazer’s Radical Nostalgia: Spanish Civil War Commemoration in America (Rochester, 2005) has been reissued in paperback, just in time for the holiday season:

Radical Nostalgia asks and answers important questions about the meaning of memory and the politics of history. Peter Glazer’s warm, empathetic, and insightful study of ceremonies commemorating the Spanish Civil War in the U.S. helps us understand the power of the past in our lives. –George Lipsitz, author of American Studies in a Moment of Danger, professor of American studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Glazer reveals a nostalgia that is active, creative, often tormented, but rarely frozen in a past. . . . Commemoration serves as an umbrella covering a variety of people, giving them a shelter from an often hostile world and invigorating them to step foward. –Michael Batinski in The Volunteer, December 2005.

Buy the book here.