In this episode, Michaela is joined in the studio by Dr. Michelle Lawson to talk about their shared interest in UK citizens who have made rural France their homes. They discuss the work of representations and stereotypes in the way that Britons living in the EU27 are understood and represented, the misconceptions these generate, and the frustrations about these expressed by those they have worked with. While these stereotypes are longstanding, Brexit has made these frustration more acute, their reactions marking shifts in identity, place and belonging.
Dr Michelle Lawson is the author of Identity, Ideology and Positioning in Discourses of Lifestyle Migration: The British in the Ariège (2016, Palgrave) and a tutor at the Open University.
January 19, 2018