Why Brexit: The plague of nationalism, identity politics & cultural essentialism

The brvtalist

Britain leaving the European Union is predominantly due to Identity Politics rather than classical divisions between social classes and their economic interests. This article explores the psychology behind identity politics and why it is becoming more significant in modern politics.
– What is Identity Politics?
– The impact of Identity Politics on the UK’s Brexit Referendum
– Cultural Essentialism– the origin of Identity Politics
– Our intrinsic need to categorise
– The superiority complex
– Modernisation breeds nostalgia
– What is to be done
What is identity politics?
Definition of Identity Politics: a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive political alliances, moving away from traditional broad-based party politics.
Identity politics’ is a phrase that can be heard a lot these days, although it has been around for a while. It’s a phrase that captures the idea that people are forming…

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Why Brexit: The plague of nationalism, identity politics & cultural essentialism

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