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The Great British Nostalgia Fest

By Julia Bennett As the ninth season of Great British Bake Off (GBBO) reached its climax recently it is a good time to question the continuing prevalence of the title Great British something. This is used everywhere that just ‘British’ would do – not only across a number of BBC programmes (Great British Railway journeys, Great British Menu […]

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You wake up and suddenly, a story is right in front of you

By Kip Jones In the eighth part of our special section on Sociology and Fiction, Kip Jones reflects on the pleasures of physical books and our emerging culture of analogue nostalgia. A very formal email from the Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods greeted me first thing this morning: it’s their pleasure to officially accept my manuscript for […]

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