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Brexit and populism: a sociological perspective

Professor Mike Savage, London School of Economics and Political Science

Date/Time: Thursday 22 February 2018, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

A powerful language of inequality informs the Brexit/Trump phenomenon, with language’ of ‘left behinds’, ‘elites’, ‘racial inequalities’, and class. This lecture offers a more nuanced sociological perspective, seeking to unravel the longer term processes, ambivalences and complexities.