Thinking Northern: Textures of Identity in the North of England
Rodopi, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 448 pages
Thinking Northern offers new approaches to the processes of identity formation which are taking place in the diverse fields of cultural, economic and social activity in contemporary Britain. The essays collected in this volume discuss the changing physiognomy of Northern England and provide a mosaic of recent thought and new critical thinking about the textures of regional identity in Britain. Looking at the historical origin of Northern identities and at current attitudes to them, the book explores the way received mental images about the North are re-deployed and re-contained in the ever-changing socio-cultural set-up of society in Northern England. The contributors address representation of Northernness in such diverse fields as the music scene, multicultural spaces, the heritage industries, new architecture, the arts, literature and film.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
aesthetic asylum seekers Brighton Britain British British Waterways Britpop canals Cassell’s centre city’s concept construction context contrast Coronation Street create cultural Date of Opening devolution dialect economic English regions essay ethnic female film groups heritage railways imagined James Herriot Labour Lake District Lancashire land landscape Linskill Linskill’s literary literature Liverpool living locomotives London look Manchester and Salford Manchester’s Martin Parr middle-class modern Morrissey Morton Museum National Park nineteenth century non-white North East North of England North West North-South divide Northern England Northern English northern identity Old Manchester Parliament Parr photographs picture picturesque political popular population racism readers referendum regional identity representation romantic rural Salford Scotland Scottish Settle-Carlisle Railway social society South East South West space Sunderland tion tional tourist town urban Victorian Wales waterways Website West Midlands Whitby Wordsworth Wordsworth House working-class writers Yorkshire Dales Yorkshire/Humber