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Everyday Brexits

Anderson, B.; Wilson, H.F.

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In this commentary we explore how geographers might respond to the event of ‘Brexit’ – the decision and process of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union after the referendum of 23 June 2016. Although it is necessary to understand the ways in which Brexit is an effect of a range of named causes and conditions, we argue that geographers should also stay with the event of ‘Brexit’ by following how Brexit surfaces across a variety of everyday scenes and situations. Such geographies of everyday Brexit would begin from the different ways in which people, groups and organisations relate to Brexit through the making present of diverse futures. As futures are anticipated, hoped for, suspended or otherwise related to, Brexit (re)animates relations of power, and gives rise to new forms of collective and bodily life.


Anderson, B., & Wilson, H. (2018). Everyday Brexits. Area, 50(2), 291-295.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 8, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 28, 2017
Publication Date Jun 1, 2018
Deposit Date Aug 16, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 28, 2019
Journal Area
Print ISSN 0004-0894
Electronic ISSN 1475-4762
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 2
Pages 291-295


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This is the accepted version of the following article: Anderson, B. & Wilson, H. (2018). Everyday Brexits. Area 50(2): 291-295, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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