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About Michael Skey

Michael is a lecturer in Media & Culture at the University of East Anglia and author of the 2012 book, National Belonging and Everyday Life.

Articles by Michael Skey

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Stop sneering at Leave voters. They knew exactly what they were doing.

People voted to leave the EU because they know that their politics is broken. It's time to fix it.

The one thing that we really, really need to say about race…

There seemed to be one obvious thing missing from Channel 4's much discussed programme: namely, that 'race' doesn't really exist.

England, we have a problem

Increasing English identification over Britishness poses a number of potential problems that need addressing, not least where it leaves England's ethnic minorities who tend to favour Britishness over Englishness.

Tales of one city: London, super-diversity and the paradox of belonging

It is time to stop name calling and try to reach a better understanding of people's attitudes to belonging, home, territory and migration.

Farage is right - it's not just the economy, stupid!

The immigration debate is about more than jobs and taxes; it is about the small everyday changes that people feel are undermining their sense of belonging. It should not be left to UKIP alone to speak on these issues.

Older, anxious and white: why UKIP are the English Tea Party

UKIP addresses many of the anxieties that are surfacing within the UK, but what kind of social groups are they satisfying with their policies?

Belonging and entitlement - Britain's 'ethnic majority' and the rise of UKIP

Real or imagined, there is a widespread grievance in Britain's ethnic majority that they no longer come first. Does belonging justify increased entitlement, or is this privilege rightly being swept away?

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