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EU referendum and the perils of #perception

Nasimi, Rabia (2016) EU referendum and the perils of #perception. Researching Sociology (28 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

As coverage of post #Brexit suggests, many working class individuals voted #leave from the #EU as it was thought that #leaving would give the UK more freedom to limit #immigration. It is arguable that such individuals are perhaps more suggestible, or easily targeted, than others. Brexit was sold as a victory for many and one should question whether those vulnerable individuals who voted #leave, in the hope for a better future, should be targeted with such #hatred and #resentment. We should not forget that, for the past many years, the media has successfully dehumanised immigrants and created false consciousness among many, thereby engendering the sense that a social crisis is looming upon us.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/researchingsociology/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 09:59
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82244

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