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Leave-voting men, Brexit and the 'crisis of masculinity'

MacLeavy, Julie (2018) Leave-voting men, Brexit and the 'crisis of masculinity'. LSE Brexit (24 Oct 2018). Website.

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Brexit may have been driven by those 'left behind' by globalisation, automation, the evolution of manufacturing, and the increased inequality of both income and wealth. Some have suggested that this feeling of being 'left behind' is exacerbated for working-class white men, in declining industrial and disadvantaged areas in particular. Julie MacLeavy (University of Bristol) draws on research with Leave voters in Sunderland to argue that in this constituency many men do see their opportunities for economic advancement and achievement fading away, and identified that as a key motivation for voting Leave. But rather than constituting a self-evident ‘crisis of masculinity’, the roles played by gender conceptions in the Brexit vote point to a much broader and more complex series of questions.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
School of Public Policy
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 12:38
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 23:16

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