Background: Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be
We often hear people, especially old people, complain about the pace of change and how things were better before. Nostalgia is that feeling of longing for times past.
Read more in Access to English: Social Studies, pp. 240-242. Then work with the tasks in the textbook and here on the website.
"Accentism": New classism determines social status in UK
News report from RT.
How do we tackle the issue of social mobility?
June Sarpong went back to her school in East London to see what they do to try to tackle the issue of social mobility. (BBC Newsnight)
Articles and Resources
Living history: The man who lives in 1946(bbc.
Warning that nostalgia in politics is 'imperilling liberal democracy' (Sky News)https://news.sky.com/story/warning-that-nostalgia-in-politics-is-imperilling-liberal-democracy-11389504(news.
Nostalgia for the British empire and the Brexit votehttps://britishidentities.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/nostalgia-for-the-british-empire-and-the-brexit-vote/(britishidentities.
I don’t want to be English if all it represents is poshness or football yobbery (Guardian)(theguardian.
Billy Collins reads his poem "Nostalgia"(poetryfoundation.
Audio: Englishness (BBC Radio - In Our Time)(bbc.