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A New World Order?

  • Aisha K. GillEmail author
  • Nazneen Ahmed
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Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)

Abstract

The implications of Brexit for women have been a source of discussion, speculation and thoughtful academic analysis among feminist legal scholars, in particular, since calls for the referendum began. In this article, we examine Brexit’s specific impact on the lives of black and minority ethnic (BME) women, who, in the immediate aftermath of the referendum result, became the focus of an outpouring of racist and Islamophobic attacks and assaults. We examine this impact through two prose–poetic creative pieces written by us as British Asian authors. We argue that using creative methods allows us to represent and reflect upon Brexit in all its contradictory multiplicities. Such methods also enable us to view Brexit’s consequences using an intersectional feminist lens, and thus consider the effect Brexit is having, and will continue to have, on gender, race, religion and class relations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of RoehamptonLondonUK
  2. 2.UCL Department of GeographyLondonUK

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