Happy Friday all. This week we’ve got new pieces on the varied meanings of nostalgia, the problems with media discourse surrounding mass shootings, and new data on racial biases in policing.
“Nostalgia Is Not What It Used to Be,” by Yagmur Karakaya and Jacqui Frost. Rapid technological changes have many looking to the past, and while social science research on nostalgia warns against idealizing the past, it also points to varied uses and meanings of nostalgia over time.
And a Few from our Community Pages:
- Cyborgology questions the “quantified mind” and academic score-keeping.
- Engaging Sports talks quidditch and mandated gender equality in sports.
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies reflects on collective memory following the German elections.