SG | Have the British gone Mad? - Joris Luyendijk on the UK Media’s framing of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ in BREXIT

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Have the British gone Mad? - Joris Luyendijk on the UK Media’s framing of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ in BREXIT

What representations of “us” and “them”’ have shaped the Brexit process? Joris Luyendijk dissects this for us in a special guest lecture.

Organisator Studium Generale
Datum

di 19 maart 2019 15:00 tot 17:00

Locatie The Spot, Orion, gebouwnummer 103
Bronland 1
103
6708 WH Wageningen
0317 48 77 05

The image of “the UK versus Europe” in British media is a backdrop to the BREXIT chaos of recent. What representations of “us” and “them”’ have shaped the Brexit process? How have they shifted in the public discourse and what can explain this? Joris Luyendijk dissects this for us in a special guest lecture.

About Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk (photo: Jelmer de Haas)
Joris Luyendijk (photo: Jelmer de Haas)

Joris Luyendijk is an award winning author, celebrated journalist at The Guardian and anthropologist who has spent several years embedded within the British media landscape. He has followed shifts in the public perceptions of Europe and the British national identity. From an insider’s vantage point, Joris shares his views on these shifts and their framing in the British media throughout the Brexit process. He won the NS public choice award for his book Dit kan niet waar zijn. Onder bankiers (Swimming with Sharks: My Journey Into the World of the Bankers). His most recent book Kunnen we Praten (Can we Talk) explores the relationship between politics and society.