As someone whose PhD essentially focused upon British identity, and how the government during the Second World War sought to capitalise on that to ensure full engagement in the war by British citizens, a super-fan of Kate Fox’s Watching the English, along with really enjoying Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island and Icons of […]
Review: Medicine, Morality and Political Culture: Legislation on Venereal Disease in Five Northern European Countries, c.1870-1995
Having written a whole chapter on Venereal Disease propaganda in the Second World War (and a journal article that I need to put forward), this looks interesting: Catching venereal disease is different from catching a cold. It’s nastier, more intimate, raises suspicions, and makes you wonder why you were so stupid not to have safe […]
I just saw this advert for the first time. Having looked at British National Identity as part of my PhD, fascinated by these kinds of adverts: Also really enjoyed the #Joyville advert from Cadburys
Dutton, W.H. and Blank, G. (2011) Next Generation Users: The Internet in Britain 2011. Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.
From the introduction This report opens by describing the emergence of “next generation users” who are developing a new pattern of Internet use. We follow the emerging next generation users throughout the next eight sections that summarise the details and highlights of the 2011 survey. The report closes with a methodological appendix. The first detailed […]
The British landscape and representations of it in art give rise to a happy patriotic glow in many people. Fred Inglis shares that fervour Is it still possible to claim oneself, in polite academic company, to be a patriot? Both the present and the previous prime ministers have gestured, a bit apologetically but I think […]