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Forget culture wars: It's the economics, stupid!



Morrison J (2022) Forget culture wars: It's the economics, stupid!. [] 04.11.2022.

Residents of left-behind areas are often portrayed as part of a working class that views multiculturalism and liberal social attitudes as ‘alien and threatening’. However, in his research, James Morrison found that it was the economistic (underinvestment in schools, housing, the NHS, public transport, and jobs), rather than culturalist, diagnosis of ‘left-behind’ discontent that shaped the narrative adopted by newspapers and politicians.

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Publication date30/11/2022
Publication date online30/11/2022
PublisherLondon School of Economics and Political Science
Publisher URL…conomics-stupid/

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Dr James Morrison

Dr James Morrison

Associate Prof. in Journalism, Communications, Media and Culture