Open Access Study on Brexit Barrow: A Summary

Harnessing Chaos

A new study of a ‘northern Brexit town’, covering attitudes towards politicians, Britishness/Englishness, class, religion, and the Bible is available and is free/open accesshereand is fromRelegere: Studies in Religion and Reception6.1 (2016), pp. 19-60. It’s quite long but the language of some the interviewees makes it worth it. It also has pictures. Here is the abstract:

James Crossley, ‘Brexit Barrow: Real-Time Receptions of the Bible during a Summer of Political Chaos’
In the wake of the 2008 recession, the first mainstream challenges to the dominance of neoliberalism and its accompanying Bible in English political discourse have emerged in the 2010s. The referendum on EU membership brought to the fore grievances that had been building for decades, particularly in towns that have faced sharp industrial decline. One such town is Barrow-in-Furness. This article analyses interviews, discussions, and social media activity during the Referendum campaign and its aftermath…

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