Making sense of Brexit: Democracy, Europe and uncertain futures (21st Century Standpoints)
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Published By Policy Press
ISBN : 9781447345206
Category : British History
Format : Paperback
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"What hope for us now Brexit has brutally exposed the chasm between us in class, generation and region? Victor Seidler shows the price we paid for inequality - and how to repair the damage." Polly Toynbee, The Guardian "Seidler has done a terrific job at surveying the process and impact of Brexit. He has mined some of the best journalism from the time and then applied his own uniquely prescient analysis of the social and emotional forces that have been unleashed." Andrew Bethell "In Making Sense of Brexit Seidler persistently urges us to suspend our assumptions and genuinely attend to the diversity of voices of anger and hope responding to neoliberal capitalism's injustices. Seidler cogently highlights the potential of a politics of voice, and crucially, the urgency of the ethical project of listening." Shani Orgad, London School of Economics and Political Science "Acts as an antidote to the twin dangers of nationalism and isolation. It has both the generosity and passion we will require to navigate the crosscurrents of Brexit. Above all it speaks to the need for a renewed, democratic sense of justice; one that can include, unite and inspire. Seidler speaks of the thing that we need most - hope." Jon Cruddas, MP "A wonderful litmus reading of a society and economy whose acid foundations, built on the wealth of the few, are dissolving civic society. A thoughtful and thought-provoking reflection on the complex divides across identity, gender, geography and class." Rowland Atkinson, University of Sheffield. "Vic Seidler offers insight into a wide range of issues from gender to immigration, class to the emotional side of politics. His book will remain valuable for years to come as the country struggles to understand just what is happening." Craig Calhoun, Berggruen Institute "Seidler's book offers us an entirely new way of understanding the Brexit vote that goes beyond conventional explanations based on class, generation or party." Manali Desai, University of Cambridge

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, including 9/11 and 7/7, and the ways they might challenge traditional social and cultural languages.

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