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    Nostalgia for Times Past

    Nostalgia for Times Past

    Christmas tends to evoke in us a strong sense of nostalgia for times past.   And at this time of the year, this is capitalised upon by all sorts of commercial interests - from card manufacturers to ad agencies who sell us a version of the past which they tell us is more authentic than our present day Christmas. But whose past are we remembering?   And did this past ever actually exist?  Cultural historian, Elaine Sisson and design historian, Linda King, from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dunlaoghaire came in to discuss the whole idea of nostalgia and ...

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