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Divided families: Brexit and the working class

Wheeler, Reyss (2016) Divided families: Brexit and the working class. Researching Sociology (27 Jun 2016). Website.

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I followed the debate the whole night whilst as work, discussing the results with my peers on Facebook until I was the only one left standing, and in that silence I started thinking about the broader social meanings of the results. I thought about ideas of ‘Britain being great again’, independence, ideas of migrants flooding our shores, how many times I had heard ‘I’m not a racist but…’ during this campaign, the desperation and despair for ‘freedom’ the English are feeling after buying into propaganda by the leave campaign and old right wing rhetoric.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
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 10:01
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:27

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