Visual and oral narratives of place and belonging during Brexit

Abranches, Maria and Theuerkauf, Ulrike (2021) Visual and oral narratives of place and belonging during Brexit. Visual Anthropology, 34 (5). pp. 423-453. ISSN 1545-5920

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Using visual and oral approaches, this article presents new findings on the social construction of place and belonging in the aftermath of the UK’s Brexit Referendum. Photographs by our British and non-British participants depict everyday life in a seaside town, with rare references to political aspects of migration. In their oral narratives, by contrast, the same participants emphasize the contested nature of belonging, which they associate with Brexit. We argue that the production of distinctly non-contentious photos is a strategy to deal with political uncertainty, reaffirm individuals’ sense of place and belonging, and transform experiences of disruption into hope.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural studies,anthropology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 01:00
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:03
DOI: 10.1080/08949468.2021.1984807

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