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Remainers are nostalgic too: An exploration of attitudes towards the past and Brexit preferences

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Nostalgia had a prominent place in the Brexit Referendum campaign, epitomized by Nigel Farage carrying around with him an old-fashioned blue British passport on the campaign trail. In this paper, we seek to examine British attitudes towards the past through a new survey instrument administered online in July and August 2018 (N = 3,000). We empirically establish two dimensions of nostalgia that are differentially associated with political preferences. We conclude that it is the substance of th...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1468-4446.12710

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0880-1104
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ORCID:
0000-0002-3731-587X
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Economic & Social Research Council
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ES/R001081/1
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
British Journal of Sociology More from this journal
Volume:
71
Issue:
1
Pages:
74-80
Publication date:
2019-11-17
Acceptance date:
2019-09-13
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1468-4446
ISSN:
0007-1315
Language:
English
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pubs:1073091
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uuid:8a612cc8-01d2-4fa6-a236-ef9cb1ca024b
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1073091
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2019-11-20

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