Making sense of Brexit

By Victor Seidler

Making sense of Brexit
  • Published:

    31 Jan 2018
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    208 pages
  • ISBN:

    978-1447345206
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    129 x 198 mm
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    21st Century Standpoints
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After the shock decision to leave the EU in 2016, what can we learn about our divided and increasingly unequal society and the need to listen to each other? This engaging and accessible book addresses the causes and implications of Brexit, exploring this moral anger against political elites and people feeling estranged from a political process and economic system that no longer expressed their will.

Seidler argues that we need new political imaginations across class, race, religion, gender and sexuality to engage in issues about the scale and acceleration of urban change and the time people need to adjust to new realities.

He suggests we need to listen to people's concerns not only about the impact of immigration and globalisation on their lives but also about the injustice of a capitalist economy that makes them pay through austerity and cuts in social welfare for a financial crisis they were not responsible for. He imagines alternative futures that will allow different generations to still appreciate themselves as Europeans with a future in Europe.
Victor Jeleniewski Seidler is emeritus professor in the department of Sociology, at Goldsmiths University of London. His research interests include Social theory and philosophy; Marxism and critical theory; moral theory; masculinity and sexual politics and he has written on social theory, ethics and gender, particularly in relation to men and masculinities. In recent years his writing and research have focused on the cultural memory of particular events and the ways they might challenge traditional social and cultural languages Including 9/11 and 7/7.
Introduction: Making Sense of Brexit: Democracy, Europe and Uncertain Futures;
1. Brexit: Shock, Memories and Displacements;
2. Class, Austerity, Injustice and Resentment;
3. Masculinities, Class and Generations;
4. Migration, Hate Speech, Violence and Democracy;
5. Immigrations, Racisms and Fear of the Other;
6. Globalisation, Inequalities and Neoliberalism;
7. Uncertain Conclusions and Alternative Futures.
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After the shock decision to leave the EU in 2016, what can we learn about our divided and increasingly unequal society and the need to listen to each other? This engaging and accessible book addresses the causes and implications of Brexit, exploring this moral anger against political elites and people feeling estranged from a political process and economic system that no longer expressed their will.

Seidler argues that we need new political imaginations across class, race, religion, gender and sexuality to engage in issues about the scale and acceleration of urban change and the time people need to adjust to new realities.

He suggests we need to listen to people's concerns not only about the impact of immigration and globalisation on their lives but also about the injustice of a capitalist economy that makes them pay through austerity and cuts in social welfare for a financial crisis they were not responsible for. He imagines alternative futures that will allow different generations to still appreciate themselves as Europeans with a future in Europe.

Content

Introduction: Making Sense of Brexit: Democracy, Europe and Uncertain Futures;
1. Brexit: Shock, Memories and Displacements;
2. Class, Austerity, Injustice and Resentment;
3. Masculinities, Class and Generations;
4. Migration, Hate Speech, Violence and Democracy;
5. Immigrations, Racisms and Fear of the Other;
6. Globalisation, Inequalities and Neoliberalism;
7. Uncertain Conclusions and Alternative Futures.
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