Looking North

Northern England and the national imagination

By David Russell

Looking North

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5178-4
  • Pages: 320
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: July 2004
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Cultural studies, The arts / Folk & traditional music, United Kingdom, Great Britain, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, Folk style, Popular culture, Traditional & folk music, History
  • Series: Studies in Popular Culture


Investigating areas as diverse as travel literature, fiction, dialect, the stage, radio, and television, feature film, music and sport, this fascinating book assesses the attitudes and 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'.


1. Defining the North
2. Discovering the North
3. Writing the North
4. Speaking the North
5. Staging the North
6. Screening the North
7. Singing the North
8. Playing the North
9. The North in the National Imagination


Dave Russell is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Central Lancashire

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