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Heading North

The North of England in Film and Television

Editors: Mazierska, Ewa (Ed.)

    • The first collection to discuss film and television from the North of England
    • Examines the interface between northernness, class, gender, race, as well as urban and rural identity
    • Discusses the North in relation to the South of England and European and American histories and identities  
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    About this book

    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.

    About the authors

    Ewa Mazierska is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She has published widely on European cinema, Marxism, representation of work and popular music. She is the author of From Self-Fulfilment to Survival of the Fittest (2015). 

    Reviews

    “Ill defined, changing and culturally complex, a society woven around distinctive landscapes, “the North” remains a major feature of British life. It clearly warrants the careful attention provided in this exciting new collection. Eschewing well-worn clichés, the various authors cast new light on neglected issues, exploring the physical and social boundaries of an enduring region.” (Huw Beynon, Cardiff University, UK)

    Heading North is a valuable addition to the growing body of work on the North of England as a previously maligned and neglected region. Written predominantly by Northern-based scholars the book presents some new (Northern) perspectives on a few familiar films and television programmes, in addition to providing a welcome assessment of some previously neglected aspects of Northern culture. For anyone interested in current debates about the North and the representation of Northern identities in film and television this collection is highly recommended.” (Lez Cooke, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

    Table of contents (13 chapters)

    • Introduction: Imagining the North of England

      Mazierska, Ewa

      Pages 1-35

    • Knocking-off Time in the North: Images of the Working Class and History in L.S. Lowry and Mitchell and Kenyon

      Dave, Paul

      Pages 39-72

    • Mediating Northern Identities through Visual Heritage: An Unfinished Journey

      Norris Nicholson, Heather

      Pages 73-92

    • To the Cheshire Station: Alan Garner and John Mackenzie’s Red Shift

      Baker, Brian

      Pages 93-109

    • Screening South Yorkshire: The Gamekeeper and Looks and Smiles

      Forrest, David (et al.)

      Pages 113-132

    Buy this book

    eBook $109.00
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    • ISBN 978-3-319-52500-6
    • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
    • Included format: PDF, EPUB
    • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
    • Immediate eBook download after purchase
    Hardcover $149.99
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    • ISBN 978-3-319-52499-3
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
    Softcover $149.99
    price for Brazil
    • ISBN 978-3-319-84917-1
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Heading North
    Book Subtitle
    The North of England in Film and Television
    Editors
    • Ewa Mazierska
    Copyright
    2017
    Publisher
    Palgrave Macmillan
    Copyright Holder
    The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
    eBook ISBN
    978-3-319-52500-6
    DOI
    10.1007/978-3-319-52500-6
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-3-319-52499-3
    Softcover ISBN
    978-3-319-84917-1
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XI, 305
    Number of Illustrations
    19 b/w illustrations
    Topics