Nostalgias of Malta

Malta has all but forgotten Geo Fuerst, the great photographer of the 1930s; his name and his work remain familiar only to keen antique postcard collectors, and to those Melitensia lovers who treasure his three pre-war books, all quite ...

Nostalgias of Malta

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher: NOSTALGIAS OF MALTA

ISBN: 9789993271130

Page: 212

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Malta has all but forgotten Geo Fuerst, the great photographer of the 1930s; his name and his work remain familiar only to keen antique postcard collectors, and to those Melitensia lovers who treasure his three pre-war books, all quite difficult to come by and one exceedingly scarce. In 2002, the London-based Malta Study Circle printed a catalogue of Fuerst's Maltese postcards; concurrently, the author published a brief biography. The intention of this publication is to present a historical register of a fast-disappearing Malta, as frozen on film by a sensitive psychoanalyst of the national spirit during the inter-war years. It contains over 200 photos of 1930s, Malta many of which are published here for the first time.

Nostalgias of Malta

This is the fourth in the series of Nostalgias volumes by Giovanni Bonello in which he lays before the reader handsome sets of photographs taken by artists, mainly Maltese, who recorded the appearance of the landscapes and seascapes of the ...

Nostalgias of Malta

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher: Midsea Books

ISBN: 9789993272588

Page: 204

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This is the fourth in the series of Nostalgias volumes by Giovanni Bonello in which he lays before the reader handsome sets of photographs taken by artists, mainly Maltese, who recorded the appearance of the landscapes and seascapes of the Maltese Islands and, to a smaller extent, that of the people who inhabited them in the late nineteenth century and in the first half of the last century. Handsomely bound and elegantly designed like its predecessors, Nostalgias of Malta - Images by Horatio Agius~ from the 1860s to the 1900s , should sit proudly on a bookshelf or on a coffee table, whilst being pleasantly useful as a work of reference, or as one of those books through which it is pleasant just to leaf idly. ~ ~ As usual, Giovanni Bonello has not just made a careful choice of those photographs from Horatio Agius's studio to include, but has also made sure that those of them to whom time has been unkind have been professionally doctored. He has also provided one of his very readable and carefully researched introductions to Agius as an artist and as a man. In fact, the early part of the introduction will remind readers of Bonello's numerous articles about people - Maltese, Knights of St John and Britons - whose lives were noted for irregularities in social mores, as he reveals that Agius was born in 1844 out of wedlock to a married woman, and a father who was to recognise him when Horatio was twenty-six years old. ~ The boy did not receive a regular schooling, it seems, but he managed to learn a photographer's technical skill, and over the years made some good money out of photography. He tried his best to achieve social acceptance by acquiring immovable property, marrying as the second of his two wives a woman from a good middle-class family, and finally by buying himself a dubious Neapolitan knighthood, following which he styled himself Chev Horatio Agius. He died in 1910. ~ His many photographs, many of which are remarkable for their sharpness, provide a fine record of Valletta, its harbours, and of Cottonera in the last few decades of Queen Victoria's reign. The captions used for the original prints have been retained, leading to hilarious phrases such as "French Chapee~ [for Chapel]" or "Colidor of the Armoury". The greatest novelty is the series of figures in lay or religious garb - cotton spinner, chorister, peasant, Capuchin Father, etc. A photograph showing "The Boys of HMS Garnet" - naval ratings wearing the large straw hats still worn as part of the summer uniform in Victorian times - should become a favourite especially with English readers.

Nostalgias of Gozo

This book, the second in the 'Nostalgias' series, includes over two hundred photos of Gozo taken between the 1880s and the 1930s, divided into four chapters: The Islands, People, Events and Gozo Boats.

Nostalgias of Gozo

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher: Midsea Books

ISBN: 9789993271611

Page: 222

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Gozo is more meagerly represented than Malta in pre-war photography. This is due most prominently to the fact that British troops had far less of a presence in Gozo. The bulk of early photography survives in the form of postcards which, before the tourist boom of the sixties, appealed almost exclusively to servicemen. This does not mean that old photographs of Gozo cannot be found today, as this book seeks to demonstrate. It does, mean, however, that photographs of pre-war Gozo are difficult to come by. Gozo postcard publishing took place in a sort of 'closed-shop' environment, with only Gozitans placing their wares on the Gozo market. The few and sporadic Gozo cards marketed by non-Gozitans (Maltese or foreigners) formed part of larger print runs of Maltese views, the majority of those featuring Gozo depicted the fishing boats, tal-latini, and little else. This book, the second in the 'Nostalgias' series, includes over two hundred photos of Gozo taken between the 1880s and the 1930s, divided into four chapters: The Islands, People, Events and Gozo Boats.

Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Europe

Maltese Settlers in Algeria and France Andrea L. Smith ... Interest in Malta and
family heritage sometimes fuse. One of ... to some underlying Maltese identity: I
really don't think this is really nostalgia for Malta, it is more a nostalgia for Algeria
.

Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Europe

Author: Andrea L. Smith

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253218568

Page: 269

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"[I]ntersects with very active areas of research in history and anthropology, and links these domains of inquiry spanning Europe and North Africa in a creative and innovative fashion." --Douglas Holmes, Binghamton University Maltese settlers in colonial Algeria had never lived in France, but as French citizens were abruptly "repatriated" there after Algerian independence in 1962. In France today, these pieds-noirs are often associated with "Mediterranean" qualities, the persisting tensions surrounding the French-Algerian War, and far-right, anti-immigrant politics. Through their social clubs, they have forged an identity in which Malta, not Algeria, is the unifying ancestral homeland. Andrea L. Smith uses history and ethnography to argue that scholars have failed to account for the effect of colonialism on Europe itself. She explores nostalgia and collective memory; the settlers' liminal position in the colony as subalterns and colonists; and selective forgetting, in which Malta replaces Algeria, the "true" homeland, which is now inaccessible, fraught with guilt and contradiction. The study provides insight into race, ethnicity, and nationalism in Europe as well as cultural context for understanding political trends in contemporary France.

Histories of Malta

CONTENTS HOW A STRANGER SAW THE MALTESE MEDICAL PROFESSION
IN 1593 9 FROM ROGUES TO GRAND ... AND ARTISTS 166 MAPS OF MALTA
AS POSTCARDS 184 NOSTALGIAS OF MALTA 190 MALTA IN THE WEMBLEY ...

Histories of Malta

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789993210115

Page: 263

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Very useful work on many aspects of Maltese life and personages.

Maltese Picture Postcards

I ( A - F ) ( Malta , 2009 ) , 227 . 9 . Giovanni Bonello , " Artists who Painted
Maltese Postcards 1898 – 1945 ' , Histories of Malta , VII , ' Closures and
Disclosures ' ( Malta , 2006 ) , 197 - 220 . 10 . Giovanni Bonello . Nostalgias of
Malta : Images ...

Maltese Picture Postcards

Author: Anthony J. Abela Medici

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Ecologies of Affect

Placing Nostalgia, Desire, and Hope Tonya K. Davidson, Ondine Park, Rob
Shields. Hofer, J. ... Exoticising discoveries and extraordinary experiences: “
Traditional” music, modernity and nostalgia in Malta and other Mediterranean
societies.

Ecologies of Affect

Author: Tonya K. Davidson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554583128

Page: 360

View: 624

Ecologies of Affect offers a synthetic introduction to the felt dynamics of cities and the character of places. The contributors capture the significance of affects including desire, nostalgia, memory, and hope in forming the identity and tone of places. The critical intervention this collection of essays makes is an active, consistent engagement with the virtualities that produce and refract our idealized attachments to place. Contributors show how place images, and attempts to build communities, are, rather than abstractions, fundamentally tied to and revolve around such intangibles. We understand nostalgia, desire, and hope as virtual; that is, even though they are not material, they are nevertheless real and must be accounted for. In this book, the authors take up affect, emotion, and emplacement and consider them in relation to one another and how they work to produce and are produced by certain temporal and spatial dimensions. The aim of the book is to inspire readers to consider space and place beyond their material properties and attend to the imaginary places and ideals that underpin and produce material places and social spaces. This collection will be useful to practitioners and students seeking to understand the power of affect and the importance of virtualities within contemporary societies, where intangible goods have taken on an increasing value.

Ambivalent Europeans

However, this nostalgia also can be seen as a more general phenomenon for
Malta, and indeed globally. Shaw and Chase argue that nostalgia is a central
feature of modernity—which assumes that the modern 'now' is characterised by a
 ...

Ambivalent Europeans

Author: Jon P. Mitchell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415271525

Page: 275

View: 176

Ambivalent Europeans examines the implications of living on the fringes of Europe. In Malta, public debate is dominated by the question of Europe, both at a policy level - whether or not to join the EU - and at the level of national identity - whether or not the Maltese are 'European'. Jon Mitchell identifies a profound ambivalence towards Europe, and also more broadly to the key processes of 'modernisation'. He traces this tendency through a number of key areas of social life - gender, the family, community, politics, religion and ritual.

Performing Nostalgia Migration Culture and Creativity in South Albania

... 29 october 2010, available at www.aurelagace. com/index.php?option=
com_content&view=article&id=70%3aper-qpatriotet q&catid=4%3ablog&itemid=
15&lang=en (accessed 7 June 2014). eurovision tv, 2014. interview with firelight (
malta) ...

Performing Nostalgia  Migration Culture and Creativity in South Albania

Author: Eckehard Pistrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135155459X

Page: 266

View: 706

Migration studies is an area of increasing significance in musicology as in other disciplines. How do migrants express and imagine themselves through musical practice? How does music help them to construct social imaginaries and to cope with longings and belongings? In this study of migration music in postsocialist Albania, Eckehard Pistrick identifies links between sound, space, emotionality and mobility in performance, provides new insights into the controversial relationship between sound and migration, and sheds light on the cultural effects of migration processes. Central to Pistricks approach is the essential role of emotionality for musical creativity which is highlighted throughout the volume: pain and longing are discussed not as a traumatising end point, but as a driving force for human action and as a source for cultural creativity. In addition, the study provides a fascinating overview about the current state of a rarely documented vocal tradition in Europe that is a part of the mosaic of Mediterranean singing traditions. It refers to the challenges imposed onto this practice by heritage politics, the dynamics of retraditionalisation and musical globalisation. In this sense the book constitutes an important study to the dynamics of postsocialism as seen from a musicological perspective.

The New Lieutenant

His mind flashed away from the ship on a wave of sudden nostalgia for Malta .
Josie , now . She might have aged , but she was still a haven of pleasure and
relaxation . Also she thought the world of him , she ' d made that plain enough .
He got ...

The New Lieutenant

Author: Philip McCutchan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780786211272

Page: 250

View: 781

The rousing third installment of Philip McCutchan's latest naval series leaps full speed into the Great War, as Tom Chatto leaves the merchant marine for the Royal Navy Reserve--and soon finds himself in command of a ship luring German U-boats to their demise in the Mediterranean.

Essays on the Knights and Art and Architecture in Malta 1500 1798

He also instilled in me a nostalgia for Malta of the Knights. Fr Marius Zerafa O.P.
at St Albert the Great College provided me with a more balanced approach to art
history and was a constant source of inspiration. His enthusiasm for art was an ...

Essays on the Knights and Art and Architecture in Malta  1500 1798

Author: Mario Buhagiar

Publisher: Maltese Social Studies

ISBN:

Page: 332

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A collection of twenty essays by the author previously published between 1964 and 2007.

The Literature of Malta

Of course , the picture of Malta for the distant emigrant is a highly idealized one .
Nostalgia makes even the smallest of places look gorgeous . It is basically the
concept of “ the grass is always greener ” . The same idealized attributes of this ...

The Literature of Malta

Author: Arnold Cassola

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 221

View: 904

Journal de linguistique arabe

United with their families Maltese immigrants feel that their dialect is a code of
nostalgia and identity . Since it is only a social visit to Malta the chances for these
immigrants to mix with those who speak English and Italian are minimal , unless ...

Journal de linguistique arabe

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 2 Locations 5 Vol Set

It has borders on the east with Modernity , and Nostalgia in Malta and Other
Germany and the south with Belgium . Mediterranean Societies . '
Ethnomusicology 44 ( 2 ) : Due to its geographic position and advanced 281-301
. infrastructure ...

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 2 Locations  5 Vol Set

Author: John Shepherd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826474360

Page: 1824

View: 391

"EPMOW lives music. Put another way, it does for popular music what Grove has done for classical" David Brackett ‘Excellent, readable and thoroughly useful...While some previous single-volume and multivolume works have addressed the development and current state of popular music, none has done so with this work's depth of scholarship and global reach. Scholarly, clearly written, and well indexed, it is an ideal reference set.' Library Journal Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World's five-volume work ‘Locations' is the most authoritative reference work on the history and current practice of popular music ever published. The five volumes on ‘Locations' that form Part 2 of this multi-volume work follow on from the two volumes of Part 1: Media, Industry and Society (Volume I) and Performance and Production (Volume II) . They cover over 200 nation states and are organized according to continental regions: Volume III: Caribbean and Latin America Volume IV: North America Volume V: Asia and Oceania Volume VI: Africa and the Middle East Volume VII: Europe Each discusses the history, development and current practice of popular music in cities, districts, cross-border regions, nation states and diasporic communities around the world. Includes coverage of:- The historical, geographical, demographical, political, economic and cultural context- Genres for which the location is known or which have been important to the development and current practice of its popular music- Significant venues such as theatres, dance halls, clubs and bars- The role of the industry: music publishers, record companies/labels, recording studios, radio and TV- The role of the state and government regulatory bodies- The teaching and research of popular music in educational institutions- Songs associated with the location- Notable performers and other practitioners such as producers, engineers, technological innovators, record company heads, journalists, critics and scholars, songwriters, composers and lyricists. 250 leading popular music scholars and practitioners have contributed over 500 entries. They include Rafael José de Menezes Bastos on Brazil, Peter Manuel on India and the Caribbean Islands, John Collins on Ghana, Moya Aliya Malamusi on Malawi, Tôru Mitsui on Japan, Motti Regev on Israel, Martin Stokes on Turkey, Richard Peterson on Nashville, Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman on Hawai'I, Bruce Johnson on Australia, Paolo Prato on Italy, Svanibor Pettan on Croatia and Alf Björnberg on Sweden. For more information please visit: www.continuumpopmusic.com

Malta

( from front page ) will consider , with its European partners , Malta's application
to join the European Community " . ... as Queen Elizabeth aptly remarked at the
State Dinner , " nostalgia , like patriotism , are not enough , they both have a
proper ...

Malta

Author:

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Drama in Malta

fought back with all they had got and now , even more than before , will the Royal
Malta Artillery be the pride of its ... After their car had disappeared in the cloud of
dust and I had recovered from my bout of nostalgia I realised that there might be ...

Drama in Malta

Author: H. E. C. Weldon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 133

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MAP CAMP Project Malta

Malta was among the first countries in Europe that completed the NEHAP , in
accordance with the Helsinki Declaration . ... Although just twenty minutes away
by ferryboat , Gozo has retained much of its rural and agricultural nostalgia .

MAP CAMP Project  Malta

Author:

Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme

ISBN:

Page: 656

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