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This paper examines the impact of the 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath from the perspective of European migrants living in Wales. Drawing on interviews conducted with EU nationals during 2016 and 2017, the article highlights various examples of hostility and violence encountered by these migrants during the referendum campaign and its aftermath, demonstrating the longstanding nature of hostile experiences. It further outlines the uncertainty and insecurity experienced during this period, noting how Brexit affected not only EU migrants’ rights and entitlements but also their settlement and sense of identity and belonging. The analysis sheds lights on various negative emotions and reactions triggered by the referendum, illustrating the diversity of migrants’ experiences. Highlighting the multiple and complex ways in which the referendum affected the migrants, the article argues that Brexit should be understood as an ongoing process of “othering” and non-belonging.
|Journal||Population, Space, and Place|
|Early online date||27 Sept 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jan 2019|
- EU migration
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Rhys Dafydd Jones
Person: Teaching And Research
- 1 Finished
WISERD Civil Society: Interpol (led by project 11438)
Jones, I. R., Murphy, P. D., O'Hanlon, F., Royles, E., Anderson, J., Blackaby, D., Bryson, A., Chaney, P., Cole, A. M., Davies, R., Davis, H., Drinkwater, S., Feilzer, M., Green, A., Heley, J., Higgs, G., Hyde, M., Johns, N., Jones, R., Jones, R. D., Jones, M., Jones, M., Langford, M., Mann, R., McVie, S., Milbourne, P., Moles, K., Orford, S., Paterson, L., Power, S. A., Ress, G., Roberts, G., Robinson, C., Taylor, C. M., Thompson, A., Wincott, D., Woods, M., Jones, L., Stafford , I. & Staneva, A.
Economic and Social Research Council
01 Oct 2014 → 30 Sept 2019
Project: Externally funded research