Merseypride: Essays in Liverpool Exceptionalism John Belchem

ISBN: 9780853237259

Published: November 1st 2000

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245 pages


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Merseypride: Essays in Liverpool Exceptionalism  by  John Belchem

Merseypride: Essays in Liverpool Exceptionalism by John Belchem
November 1st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 245 pages | ISBN: 9780853237259 | 4.80 Mb

Located at the intersection of competing cultural, economic and geo-political formations, Liverpool stands outside the main narrative frameworks of modern British history, the exception to general norms. In exploring this proverbial exceptionalism,MoreLocated at the intersection of competing cultural, economic and geo-political formations, Liverpool stands outside the main narrative frameworks of modern British history, the exception to general norms. In exploring this proverbial exceptionalism, these essays by a leading scholar of the history of Liverpool and of the Irish show how a sense of apartness has always been crucial to Liverpool’s identity.

Liverpool’s otherness has been upheld (and inflated) in self-referential myth, a Merseypride that has shown considerable ingenuity in adjusting to the city’s changing fortunes. Among the topics considered are Liverpool’s problematic projection of itself through history and heritage- the belated emergence of scouse, as cultural badge and signifier- and the origins and dominance of Toryism in popular political culture.

The final section offers comparative perspectives embracing North America, Australia and other European second cities.Belchem is entitled to take pride in this piece of Mersey history.—History



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