Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sample Annotated Bibliography

Dickinson, Greg. "Memories for Sale: Nostalgia and the Construction of Identity in Old Pasadena." Quarterly Journal of Speech 83 (1997): 1-27.

In this article, Dickinson argues that insecurities present within postmodern urban culture provoke longings for the past. This past is made up of a conglomeration of images denoting home, good relationships, safety from harm, and simpler ways. In this symbolic "safe space," Dickinson argues, we are more likely to uncritically consume goods and services. Dickinson's notion of "memory places" and nostalgia is significant in relation to my argument surrounding cooking and design magazines, such as Real Simple.