Weird Britain in Exile: Ghost Box, Hauntology, and Alternative Heritage

  title={Weird Britain in Exile: Ghost Box, Hauntology, and Alternative Heritage},
  author={Jamie Sexton},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  pages={561 - 584}
  • J. Sexton
  • Published 12 September 2012
  • Art, Sociology
  • Popular Music and Society
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