The North

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780748623655
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651764 | DOI:
The North

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This chapter discusses the importance of English regionalism in the construction of national identity. The discussion focuses on the North West, which is a region frequently excluded from the maps of English journeys. It considers the role of this region in George Orwell's and Mass-Observation's social anthropology projects of the 1930s. The chapter also takes a look at the challenge posed to similar representations, which are shaped by modern Northern popular performers.

Keywords: English regionalism; North West; English journeys; social anthropology; popular performers; national identity

Chapter.  7943 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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