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Brexit Reading List

This is a selective reading list. There are very many more readings available now, but these are what we started our project with.


Anderson, B. 1991. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. London: Verso.


Antonucci, L., L. Horvath and Y. Kutiski. 2017. ‘The malaise of the squeezed middle: challenging the narrative of the ‘left-behind’ Brexiter’, Competition and Change 21(3): 211-229.


Bachmann, V. and J. Sideaway. 2016. ‘Brexit geopolitics’, Geoforum 77: 47-50.


Becker, S., T. Fetzer and D. Novy. 2017. ‘Who Voted for Brexit? A Comprehensive District-Level Analysis,’ Economic policy 32(92): 601-650.


Bhambra, G. 2017a. ‘Locating Brexit in the pragmatics of race, citizenship and Empire,’ in W. Outhwaite (ed.) Brexit: Sociological Responses, London: Anthem.


Bhambra, G. 2017b. ‘Brexit, Trump and “methodological whiteness” on the misrecognition of race and class’, British Journal of Sociology, 68(S1): 5214-5232.


Bowler, R. 2017. Whiteness, Britishness and the Racist Reality of Brexit, Sunderland: Centre for Applied Social Sciences. Available online Here.


Boyle, M., R. Paddison and P. Shirlow. 2018. ‘Introducing ‘Brexit geographies’: five provocations’ Space and Polity 22(2): 97-110.


Burnett, J. 2017. ‘Racial violence and the Brexit state,’ Race and Class, 58(4): 85- 97.


Calhoun, C. 2017. ‘Populism, nationalism and Brexit.’ In W. Outhwaite (ed.) Brexit: Sociological Responses. London: Anthem.


Chan, T., M. Henderson, M. Sironi and J. Kawalerovicz. 2019. ‘Understanding the social and cultural bases of Brexit. UCL working paper’. Available online Here.


Clarke, H., M. Goodwin and P. Whitely. 2017. Brexit: why the UK voted to leave the European Union. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Clarke, J. and J. Newman. 2017. ‘People in this country have had enough of experts’: Brexit and the paradoxes of populism. Critical Policy Studies 11(1) 101-116.


Colantone, I. and P. Stanig. 2018. Global competition and Brexit. American Political Science Review. 112(2): 201-218.


Dorling D. 2016. Brexit: the decision of a divided country. Available online Here.


Dorling, D. 2018. ‘Brexit and Britain’s radical far-right’,  Political Insight 9(4): 36-39.


Dorling, D and S, Tomlinson. 2019. Rule Britannia: Brexit and the end of empire. Biteback Publishing.


Edwards, J., A. Haugerud and S. Parikh. 2017. Introduction: the 2016 Brexit referendum and Trump election, American Ethnologist. 44(2): 195-200.


Evans, G. 2017. ‘Brexit Britain: Why we are all post-industrial now’, American Ethnologist, 44(2): 215-219.


Evans, G. and A. Menon. 2017. Brexit and British Politics. Cambridge: Polity Press.


Flemmen, M. and M. Savage. 2017. ‘The politics of nationalism and white racism in the UK’, British Journal of Sociology, 68(S1): 557-584: S233-264.


Franklin, S. 2019. ‘Nostalgic nationalism: How a Discourse of Sacrificial Reproduction Helped Fuel Brexit Britain,’ Cultural Anthropology online Here.


Franklin, S. and F. Ginsberg. 2019. ‘Reproductive politics in the age of Trump and Brexit,’ Cultural anthropology 34(1): 3-9.


Ford, R. and M. Goodwin. 2017. ‘Britain after Brexit: A Nation Divided’, Journal of Democracy, 28(1): 17-30.


Gidron, N. and P. Hall. 2017. ‘The politics of social status: economic and cultural roots of the populist right’, British Journal of Sociology, 68(S1): S57-S84.


Glencross, A. 2016. Why the UK voted for Brexit: David Cameron’s great miscalculation. London: Palgrave MacMillan.


Goodhart, D. 2017. The road to somewhere: the populist revolt and the future of politics. London: Hurst Publishers.


Goodwin, M. and O. Heath. 2016a. ‘The 2016 referendum: Brexit and the left behind. An aggregate-level analysis of the result.’ The Political Quarterly, 87(3): 323-332.


Goodwin, M. and O. Heath. 2016b. ‘Brexit vote explained: poverty, low skills, and lack of opportunities,’ available online Here.


Green, S et al. 2016. ‘Brexit referendum: first reactions from anthropology’. Social anthropology. 24(4): 478-502.


Gupta, S. and S. Virdee. 2017. ‘Introduction: European Crises: contemporary nationalisms and the language of race’ Ethnic and Racial Studies 41(10): 1747-1764.


Hardy, J. and L. Mcann. 2017. ‘Brexit one year on: introducing the special issue’ Competition and Change 21(3):  165-168.


Hochschild, A. 2017. Strangers in their own land: anger and mourning on the American right. New York and London: the New Press.


Holmwood, J. 2017. ‘Exit from the point of entry’ in Brexit: Sociological Responses. W. Outhwaite (ed.). pp: 31-40. London: Anthem Press.


Hozic, A. and J. True. 2017. ‘Brexit as a scandal: gender and global Trumpism’. Review of international political economy. 24(2): 270-287.


Jessop, B. 2016. ‘The organic crisis of the British state: putting Brexit in its place,’ Globalizations 14(1): 133-141.


Kaufmann, E. 2016. ‘It’s not the economy stupid: Brexit as a story of personal values,’ LSE blogs available online


O’Reilly, J et al. 2016. ‘Brexit: understanding the socio-economic consequences and origins,’ Socio-economic review 14(4): 807-854.


O’Rourke, K. 2019. A short history of Brexit: from Brentry to Backstop. London: Penguin.


Outhwaite, W. 2017. Brexit: sociological responses. London: Anthem Press.


Mann, R. and S. Fenton. 2017. Nation, Class and Resentment: The Politics of National Identity in England, Scotland and Wales. Basingstoke: Palgrave.


McKenzie, L. 2017a. ‘The class politics of prejudice: Brexit and the land of no-hope and glory’, British Journal of Sociology, 68(S1): S265-S280.


McKenzie, L. 2017b. ‘It’s not ideal’: reconsidering ‘anger’ and ‘apathy’ in the Brexit vote among working class voters’ Competition and Change 21(3): 199-210.


Norris, P. and R. Inglehart. 2016. ‘Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash’ HKS Working Paper.


Norris, P. and R. Inglehart. 2019. Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit and authoritarian populism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Rushton, P. 2017. The Myth and Reality of Brexit City: Sunderland and the 2016 Referendum, University of Sunderland: CASS.


Stein, F. 2016. ‘Anthropology, Brexit and xenophobia in Europe’. Association for political and legal anthropology in Europe. Available online here.


Tomlinson, S. 2019. Education and race: from empire to Brexit. Bristol: Policy Press.


Valluvan, S. 2017. ‘Defining and challenging the new nationalism’, Juncture, 23(4): 232-239.


Virdee, S. and B. McGeever. 2017. ‘Racism, Crisis, Brexit.’ Ethnic and Racial Studies 41(10): 1802-1819.


Younge, G. 2016. ‘Brexit: A disaster decades in the making’, Guardian, June 30,  available here.

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