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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit
19 September 2023

New article published in Sociology: Brexit Rebordering, Sticky Relationships, and the Production of Mixed-Status Families

What do families do and feel as they experience their members' shared loss of entitlement to the EU's freedom of movement?

Our article 'Brexit Rebordering, Sticky Relationships, and the Production of Mixed-Status Families', recently published in Sociology, centres the experiences of EU families that have become mixed-status in consequence of Brexit. It highlights members’ emotions, negotiations and emerging temporalities, as they reckon with and adjust life to the violence of an externally imposed rebordering process, which cut to the heart of their current and future imaginings of place, as well as of their family members’ status and positions within it.

The article is based on responses to the survey ‘Migration and Citizenship after Brexit’ of 418 British, EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA nationals, living in the UK or the EU/EEA, who identified that they were part of a mixed-status family, which we conducted as part of the ESRC-funded research project ‘Rebordering Britain and Britons after Brexit’ (MIGZEN). It is available open access on the journal's website, as well as here