Britain and Brexit: imagining an essentialist sense of “Britishness” and navigating amongst “the British”

@article{Rapport2020BritainAB,
  title={Britain and Brexit: imagining an essentialist sense of “Britishness” and navigating amongst “the British”},
  author={N. Rapport},
  journal={Anthropology Southern Africa},
  year={2020},
  volume={43},
  pages={106 - 94}
}
  • N. Rapport
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Anthropology Southern Africa
In his analysis of the 1956 Hungarian uprising against Soviet control, Georges Devereux argued that social movements exist not because members exhibit attitudinal uniformity but because in the “same” collective act individuals serendipitously find a socially acceptable expression for their worldviews. Any number of individual meanings and motivations come to be “accidentally” actualised alike. Devereux’s insights are pertinent regarding the elective decision in Britain to leave the EU, and more… Expand
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