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Britain, Brexit and Euroscepticism

Anthropological Perspectives on Angry Politics, Technopopulism and the UK Referendum

Cris Shore

Introduction: Towards an Anthropology of Brexit Let me start this article on a personal note. 1 Brexit is not a subject I enjoy talking or thinking about these days. For four years between 2016 and 2020 it was the national obsession that

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Postimperial Melancholia and Brexit

Marc Matera

language of emotionality in public discourse about it. The protracted event that we now call “Brexit” has been characterized by particular psychic reactions and affective states: shock, perplexity, anxiety, guilt, paranoia, anger, depression, delusion, and

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Brexit, Erewhon, and Utopia

Porscha Fermanis

Brexit … is an act of the imagination, inspired by an imaginary past, carried along by misdirected grievances, borne aloft by an imaginary future.” Roger Cohen, “Requiem for a Dream,” New York Times , 31 January 2020 In his account of

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

-running campaign by right-wing Eurosceptic groups for the UK to exit the European Union (EU). Wider societal divisions are revealed by the Brexit (British Exit) vote ( Goodwin and Heath 2016 ), and it is proposed that the social quality approach can be useful to

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Social Quality and Brexit in Stoke-on-Trent, England

Ian Mahoney and Tony Kearon

The United Kingdom European membership referendum (variously known as “the Brexit vote” or the EU referendum) in 2016 has, and will continue to have, significant ramifications for the UK and its future relationships with other nations around the

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Germany’s Role in the EU-27 Leadership Constellation after Brexit

Christian Schweiger

left and far right of the political spectrum in many member states. The peak of this development was the decision of the majority of British voters to leave the eu in the June 2016 referendum. Brexit, hence, confronts the eu with the unprecedented

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Tschüss, Perfidious Albion

German Reactions to Brexit

Eric Langenbacher

concluded. A few weeks later she called an early election for 8 June to procure her own mandate and increase the government’s majority, presumably to provide more leverage in the Brexit negotiations with the eu . 8 In yet another miscalculation, a surging

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Coda — Pandemic Brexit

Cancelling the Political Future

Bill Schwarz

repeat the mistakes of the past? Where is the political energy to make the future happen? At this point, the legacies of Brexit intervene, the superimposition of COVID-19 and the Brexit farrago working to discredit the very possibility of a political

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It Was Not Meant to Be This Way

An Unfortunate Case of Anglo-Saxon Parochialism?

Tom Frost

whether the forces responsible for ‘Brexit’ and the forces responsible for the election of Trump are related, or interlinked. Just as ‘only’ 46 per cent of the vote went to President-Elect Trump, ‘only’ 52 per cent of the vote in the referendum voted

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The Dream of Greater Britain

Dane Kennedy

communities of ethnic Britons. 3 The enduring power of Dilke's dream of an inseparable bond between the British at home and their oft-characterized “colonial cousins” abroad is evident once again in Britain's pursuit of Brexit. Although leading Brexiteers