Looking North

Northern England and the National Imagination

Author: Dave Russell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051784

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 1516

Investigating areas as diverse as travel literature, fiction, dialect, the stage, radio, television, feature film, music and sport, this book assesses the portrayal of the North of England within the national culture and how this has impacted upon attitudes to the region and its place within notions of Englishness. The relationship between these cultural forms and the construction of regional identity has received only limited consideration and this fascinating work provides not only much new information, but also a map for future writers. The North, although seen ultimately as other and the subject of much critical comment, is also shown here as capable of stimulating the creative imagination and invigorating English culture in sometimes surprising ways.

Thinking Northern

Textures of Identity in the North of England

Author: Christoph Ehland

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042022817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 1934

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.

The Domesday Geography of Northern England

Author: H. C. Darby,L. S. Maxwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521088701

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 7785

The Domesday Book has long been used as a source of information about legal and economic matters, but its bearing upon the geography of medieval England has been comparatively neglected. This volume on the northern counties of England contains chapters on Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire and the Northern Counties.

Civil Engineering Heritage

Northern England

Author: Robert William Rennison

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727725189

Category: Civil Engineering

Page: 291

View: 4959

This volume covers Northern England, from the Scottish border to the southern edge of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and South Yorkshire. It is divided into eight geographical areas, mainly based on county boundaries. For each a site location map and introduction are included. Detailed descriptions are given for each site, including its history, an Ordnance Survey grid reference and the Historical Engineering Work number under which it is registered in the Institution of Civil Engineers' library.

Developing England’s North

The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse

Author: Craig Berry,Arianna Giovannini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319625608

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

View: 1650

This book explores the politics of local economic development in Northern England. Socio-economic conditions in the North – and its future prospects – have become central to national debates in the UK. The status of Northern regions and their local economies is intimately associated with efforts to ‘rebalance’ the economy away from the South East, London and the finance sector in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The contributors to this volume focus in particular on the coalition and Conservative governments’ ‘Northern Powerhouse’ agenda. They also analyse associated efforts to devolve power to local authorities across England, which promise to bring both greater prosperity and autonomy to the deindustrialized North. Several chapters critically interrogate these initiatives, and their ambitions, by placing them within their wider historical, geographical, institutional and ideological contexts. As such, Berry and Giovannini seek to locate Northern England within a broader understanding of the political dimension of economic development, and outline a series of ideas for enhancing the North’s prospects.

Northern England

Northumberland, Durham, Cumberland, Northern Westmorland, Cleveland

Author: Cooperative Wholesale Society, Limited, Manchester, England

Publisher: N.A


Category: England

Page: 88

View: 8257


Northern England

Author: P. Stone,D. Millward,B. Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852726525

Category: Geology

Page: 293

View: 9230

This new, fully revised, 5th edition of the Northern England 'Regional Geology' guide describes the wide variety of rocks, with a geological history spanning almost 500 million years, which underlie Northumberland and Durham, the English Lake District and the Isle of Man. The Lake District and Northumberland National Parks form substantial parts of the area described, whilst the Yorkshire Dales N.P., overlaps its southern margin. Recognised Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty include the Northumberland Coast, the Solway Coast, and the North Pennines, the last of these areas also being designated a UNESCO European and Global Geopark. Written for geologists, students and anyone interested in the latest interpretations of the geology of the region.

Giants, Fairies and Boggarts

In Northern England

Author: Charles Hardwick

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775459284

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 8997

Bewitched by banshees? Fascinated by fairies? Charmed by changelings? If so, add this engrossing collection of folk tales from in and around northern England to your reading list. Not only does author Charles Hardwick present a sizable collection of tales from the region, but he also explains their origins of many of the stories and compares and contrasts them to the similar themes found in other cultures.

Quaternary of Northern England

Author: David Huddart,Neil F. Glasser

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: 745

View: 9674

Describes 70 Geological Conservation Review sites to understand how climatic changes affected the natural environment of Cheviots, Pennines, the Lake District, Peak District, North Yorkshire Moors and the surrounding areas. This book also includes discussion of the evidence for Tertiary and Early Pleistocene landscape evolution.

The North-south Divide

The Origins of Northern Consciousness in England

Author: Helen M. Jewell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719038044

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 1496

The North-South divide in England is rooted in prehistory and attested throughout recorded time in widely varied sources. This book traces its development from earliest times and provides a corrective to the popular notion that the divide only originated with the Industrial Revolution. A major theme of the study is the development of northern consciousness, and the presence of Scotland across the northern border is seen as an important factor in shaping northern English identity, as well as the attitudes of southern kings and governments to the north. Evidence of the divide is taken from chronicles, administrative sources, travellers' accounts and letters, and literature, from earliest times to around 1760 when the Industrial Revolution brought significant changes. Different placings of the dividing line are accounted for and the author also explores why the sense of difference was emphasized more at some periods than others.

Heading North

The North of England in Film and Television

Author: Ewa Mazierska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331952500X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 305

View: 6836

This collection presents a number of films and television programmes set in the North of England in an investigation of how northern identity imbricates with class, race, gender, rural and urban identities. Heading North considers famous screen images of the North, such as Coronation Street and Kes (1969), but the main purpose is to examine its lesser known facets. From Mitchell and Kenyon’s ‘Factory Gate’ films to recent horror series In the Flesh, the authors analyse how the dominant narrative of the North of England as an ‘oppressed region’ subordinated to the economically and politically powerful South of England is challenged. The book discusses the relationship between the North of England and the rest of the world and should be of interest to students of British cinema and television, as well as to those broadly interested in its history and culture.

Backpacker's Britain: Northern England

Author: Graham Uney

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657912

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 6777

A full-colour guidebook to walking 25 great backpacker's routes throughout northern England, exploring some of the best remote hill and mountain landscapes. Each route is ideally suited to a weekend away from the crowds. The collection of routes can also be viewed as an introduction to the delights of backpacking, and inspire further exploration. This guide is the first of a series of four covering the British Isles. Good colour maps, route profiles and photographs help to illustrate the routes. The book also includes a thorough introduction to backpacking and to the areas covered.

Nurture and Neglect: Childhood in Sixteenth-Century Northern England

Author: Loretta A. Dolan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131553567X

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 5070

Nurture and Neglect: Childhood in Sixteenth-Century Northern England addresses a number of anomalies in the existing historiography surrounding the experience of children in urban and rural communities in sixteenth-century northern England. In contrast to much recent scholarship that has focused on affective parent-child relationships, this study directly engages with the question of what sixteenth-century society actually constituted as nurture and neglect. Whilst many modern historians consider affection and love essential for nurture, contemporary ideas of good nurture were consistently framed in terms designed to instil obedience and deference to authority in the child, with the best environment in which to do this being the authoritative, patriarchal household. Using ecclesiastical and secular legal records to form its basis, hitherto an untapped resource for children’s voices, this book tackles important omissions in the historiography, including the regional imbalance, which has largely ignored the north of England and generalised about the experiences of the whole of the country using only sources from the south, and the adult-centred nature of the debate in which historians have typically portrayed the child as having little or no say in their own care and upbringing. Nurture and Neglect will be of particular interest to scholars studying the history of childhood and the social history of England in the sixteenth-century.

Working-Class Life in Northern England, 1945-2010

The Pre-History and After-Life of the Inbetweener Generation

Author: Tony Blackshaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137349034

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 7949

Taking a fresh look the history of northern working-class life in the second half of the twentieth century, this book turns to the concept of generation and generational change. The author explores Zygmunt Bauman's bold vision of modern historical change as the shift from solid modernity to liquid modernity.

Researching British Probates, 1354-1858: Northern England

Author: David H. Pratt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842024204

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8668

Researching British Probates is a guide to the over 20,000 microfilm rolls of British wills and related documents in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Housed in Salt Lake City, Utah, the collection is available through 1,700 branch libraries across the country and worldwide. Few depositories in Britain itself can compete with the collection's comprehensiveness: the microfilm spans six centuries and brings together bonds, wills, property inventories, guardianship papers and other documents that lie scattered throughout England. Now, by using this work, social historians and genealogists can obtain the exact rolls of microfilm they need.