Rigged : Understanding 'the Economy' in Brexit Britain
Part of the Political Ethnography series
In Brexit Britain, talk of 'the economy' dominates; however, we know surprisingly little about how people understand this term.
In the aftermath of the 2008 crash and decades of neoliberalism, how are understandings of 'the economy' changing, and is it the case that Remain supporters care more about 'the economy' than Leave supporters?
This timely and insightful book argues that people with similar experiences of the economy share an understanding of the term, regardless of whether they supported Leave or Remain.
Through extensive ethnographic research in a city on the South coast of England, Anna Killick explores what people from a range of backgrounds understand about key aspects of 'the economy', including employment, austerity, trade and the economic effects of migration. -- .