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Title: The Myths of Brexit
Authors: Cromby, John
First Published: 22-Jan-2019
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 2019, 29(1) Special Issue: Special Issue Brexit and Emergent Politics, pp. 56-66
Abstract: Cassirer's notion of myth and Langer's process philosophy are used to provide a novel perspective upon how feelings were both expressed and organised in the Brexit referendum, showing how multiple, overlapping organisations of feelings created a set of emergent rationalities. Political parties and campaigns, the media, and lived experience serve as analytic foci, and various feelings are identified. It is concluded that the result was largely rational on its own terms and that understanding this is central to the social psychology of Brexit.
DOI Link: 10.1002/casp.2377
ISSN: 1052-9284
Embargo on file until: 22-Jan-2020
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2019, Wiley. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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