Brexit, Erewhon, and Utopia

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dc.contributor.authorFermanis, Porscha-
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-27T12:18:03Z-
dc.date.available2021-10-27T12:18:03Z-
dc.date.copyright2021 the Authoren_US
dc.date.issued2021-06-01-
dc.identifier.citationHistorical Reflectionsen_US
dc.identifier.issn0315-7997-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/12579-
dc.description.abstractViewing Brexit as part of a longer history of Anglo-Saxon racial and cultural ex-ceptionalism, this article reflects on what Samuel Butler’s satirical novel Erewhon, or Over the Range (1872) can tell us about the utopian impulses informing Brexit’s neoimperialist ideology and hence about British identity politics today. Set in an inward-looking, socially homogeneous, and postindustrial society somewhere in the colonial southern hemisphere, Erewhon provides an anachronistic simulacrum of both an isolationist “Little England” and an imperial “Global Britain,” critiquing the idea of the self-sufficient, ethnonationalist “island nation” by demonstrating the extent to which it relies on the racial logic of White utopia-nism, as well as on a disavowal of the non-British labor that supports and sustains it.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission Horizon 2020en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBerghahn Journalsen_US
dc.rightsThis is a post–peer-review, precopyedited version of an article published in Historical Reflections. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Fermanis, P. (2021). Brexit, Erewhon, and Utopia, Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, 47(2), 91-104. Retrieved Oct 26, 2021, is available online at: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/historical-reflections/47/2/hrrh470208.xmlen_US
dc.subjectBrexiten_US
dc.subjectEthnonationalismen_US
dc.subjectNeoimperialismen_US
dc.subjectSamuel Butleren_US
dc.subjectSettler colonialismen_US
dc.subjectRace theoryen_US
dc.subjectUtopianismen_US
dc.subjectWhite supremacyen_US
dc.titleBrexit, Erewhon, and Utopiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherporscha.fermanis@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume47en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage91en_US
dc.identifier.endpage104en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3167/hrrh.2021.470208-
dc.neeo.contributorFermanis|Porscha|aut|-
dc.date.embargo2022-06-01en_US
dc.date.updated2021-10-22T09:29:26Z-
dc.identifier.grantidStG-2015_679436SOUTHHEM-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en_US
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