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From the UK Referendum to the US Election: Class, Race and History

In this podcast our Digital Fellow Mark Carrigan speaks to Gurminder K. Bhambra about the common threads uniting the UK referendum and the US election: Originally posted 9th December 2016

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Trump and Liberal Democracy’s Crisis of Knowledge

By Akwugo Emejulu Trump’s presidential campaign and election have confounded those who are supposed to know things. When Trump announced his candidacy, various media pundits dismissed him. When he called Mexican migrants rapists, when he insulted the family of a dead soldier, when it emerged his wife plagiarised a speech by Michelle Obama and when it was […]

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Class Analysis in the Age of Trump (and Brexit): The Pernicious New Politics of Identity

By Gurminder K Bhambra Class has come increasingly to the fore in explanations of outcomes of the UK referendum on leaving the EU and the US Presidential election. Much of this commentary has been prefaced with a criticism of the privileging of identity politics over socio-economic inequality. As a consequence, the white working class, the […]

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