The road to Brexit

A cultural perspective on British attitudes to Europe

Edited by Ina Habermann

The road to Brexit


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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4510-9
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Published Date: May 2020
  • BIC Category: Politics, European Politics, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies, LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Society & social sciences / Media studies, Society & social sciences / Society & culture: general, Literature & literary studies / General
  • Series: Manchester University Press


This collection explores British attitudes to Continental Europe that explain the Brexit decision. Addressing British-European entanglements and the impact of British Euroscepticism, the book argues that Britain is in denial about the strength of its ties to Europe. The volume brings together literary and cultural studies, history, and political science in an integrated analysis of views and practices that shape cultural memory. Part one traces the historical and political relationship between Britain and Europe, whilst Part two is devoted to exemplary case studies of films as well as popular Eurosceptic and historical fiction. Part three engages with border mindedness and Britain's island story. The book is addressed both to specialists in cultural studies, and a wider audience interested in Brexit.

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