[S2E22] 👤 The Body Politic with Dr Andreas Musolff

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Oliver is joined by Dr Andreas Musolff, professor at the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia, to discuss the body politic and how metaphors for nations vary across the world. Andreas shares the insights from his recent book, National Conceptualisations of the Body Politic: Cultural Experience and Political Imagination, covering an 8-year survey of over 2,000 students across 29 countries.

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Intro-outro music: jasonszklarek / MotionElements.com

[L] Musolff (2021) Fig 1 – Britain as a body politic as portrayed by a UK student.

[R] The frontispiece of Hobbes’s Leviathan shows a body formed of multitudinous citizens, surmounted by a king’s head.

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