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Feeling “Brexit”: Nationalism and the Affective Politics of Movement / Angharad Closs Stephens

GeoHumanities, Pages: 1 - 19

Swansea University Author: Angharad, Closs Stephens

Abstract

This article discusses what ‘Brexit’ felt like in the year following the UK vote–held on 23 June 2016–to leave the European Union through a performance called ‘The Populars’ created and performed in 2017 by Volcano Theatre, in Swansea (Abertawe). The article addresses the specific contributions that...

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Published in: GeoHumanities
ISSN: 2373-566X 2373-5678
Published: Taylor and Francis 2019
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa50120
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Abstract: This article discusses what ‘Brexit’ felt like in the year following the UK vote–held on 23 June 2016–to leave the European Union through a performance called ‘The Populars’ created and performed in 2017 by Volcano Theatre, in Swansea (Abertawe). The article addresses the specific contributions that engaging affect does in the context of ‘Brexit’: as an invitation to address heightened political feelings and also, as an alternative approach to the politics of knowledge to that enabled by a focus on voter interests or identities. Overall, the article develops ways of thinking and acting politically that defy the closures of nationalist populism.
Keywords: Affect. Nation. Shame. Brexit. The People. Movement.
College: College of Science
Start Page: 1
End Page: 19