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Crewe, Emma (2014) 'The Westminster Parliament: performing politics.' In: Rai, Shirin, (ed.), Democracy in Practice: ceremony and ritual in Parliament. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 40-59.

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This article explores then political work of Westminster Members of Parliament (MPs) in Parliament and constituencies, conveying the diversity and dynamism of their political performances. To deal with the contradictory and conflicting demands of their different roles, MPs have three processes within which they find some continuities: riffs, rhythms and rituals. They do extraordinary work in ordinary human ways.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Political performance, MPs, House of Commons, political anthropology
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISBN: 9781137361905
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 16:25

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