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geographical identity

See also identity. 1. An individual or group's sense of attachment to the country, region, city, or village in which they live. ...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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2020
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Media studies
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43 words

... identity ( geographic identity ) See also identity . 1. An individual or group’s sense of attachment to the country, region, city, or village in which they live. 2. The distinctive characteristics with which a particular country, region, city, or village is associated. ...

geographical identity

geographical identity  

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See also identity.1. An individual or group's sense of attachment to the country, region, city, or village in which they live.2. The key characteristics with which a particular country, region, city, ...
identity, geographies of

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

..., geographies of The study of identities and space: ‘we are in the midst of a redefinition of space. In the very moment that national and ethnic boundaries are breaking down we encounter paradoxical reinvestments in homeland, territorial integrity, localism, regionalism, and race- and ethnocentrism’ (P. Yaeger 1996 ). Thus, much of the work revolves around the relationship between cosmopolitanism and transnationalism, with an emphasis on migratory movements and the formation of new kinds of transnational social spaces, identities, and relations....

Geographic Insights into Political Identity

Geographic Insights into Political Identity   Reference library

Emily Gilbert

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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2017
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Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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11,308 words

...and social sciences. For those interested in geography and political identity, the websites of the following AAG specialty groups will be of particular interest for the resources that they contain: Disability; Ethics, Justice and Human Rights; Ethnic Geography; Geographic Perspectives on Women; Indigenous Peoples; Political Geography; Sexuality and Space; and Socialist and Critical Geography. Autonomous Geographies. At www.autonomousgeographies.org/ , accessed June 7, 2009. The Autonomous Geographies project, based in the UK, is devoted to creating and...

geographies of identity

geographies of identity  

The study of identities and space: ‘we are in the midst of a redefinition of space. In the very moment that national and ethnic boundaries are breaking down we encounter paradoxical reinvestments in ...
Scottish Local and Family History

Scottish Local and Family History   Quick reference

David moody

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,622 words
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Oxford University Press

...is now widely accepted that geography and history are inter‐related,’ wrote A. C. O’Dell and K. Walton in the introduction to their pioneering volume in the Nelson Regions of the British Isles series The Highlands and Islands of Scotland ( 1962 ). Edinburgh University now has a chair of historical geography. R. N. Millman , The Making of the Scottish Landscape ( 1975 ), owes something to W. G. Hoskins 's classic study of the English landscape, and has been followed by overviews by David Turnock , The Historical Geography of Scotland since 1707 (...

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans   Reference library

Aleksandra B. Vraneš

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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3,947 words
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Oxford University Press

...and southwest. Although the question is disputed, the countries making up the region are generally taken to include: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and European Turkey. Geographical position defines the Balkan identity, but the region is diverse politically, ethnically, and linguistically. The book culture of the area is characterized by the coexistence in its history of different ethnic groups (e.g. Celts, Illyrians, Romans, Avars, Vlachs, Germans, Slavs, and Turks),...

Local and Regional History: Modern Approaches

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Local and Family History
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4,365 words
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Oxford University Press

...one part of the country and another are clear for all to see, English regional identities are imprecise and no firm boundaries can be drawn. At the micro‐level the problem of what actually constituted a region gave rise to lively debate among the members of the Conference of Regional and Local Historians (now incorporated within the British Association for Local History). The boundaries of a region tend to move when viewed from different standpoints, and regional identities may vary over time, particularly when an area was transformed by industrialization....

The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,428 words
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Oxford University Press

...should not be told of the matter, invites them to witness his engagement to Perdita. Polixenes furiously reveals his identity and accuses his son of betraying the throne, condemning the Old Shepherd to death for treason (but then withdrawing the sentence) and threatening Perdita with torture if she ever sees Florizel again: he storms off alone. The grieved Old Shepherd reproaches Florizel and Perdita for concealing the Prince’s identity from him, and leaves convinced he is undone. Perdita believes her romance with Florizel is now over, but the Prince...

Irish Local and Family History

Irish Local and Family History   Quick reference

Kevin Whelan

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,945 words
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Oxford University Press

...of history writing through a clinical, detached professionalism; it attempted to orient Ireland towards a modernist Europeanist identity, away from what revisionism saw as its unhealthy obsession with the past, place, territory, identity, and belonging. In this sense, revisionism was opposed to local history, which it saw as force‐feeding the atavistic appetite of tradition, whose emphasis on inherited rather than acquired identities did not suit the modernist project in Ireland. However, this curious complicity among nationalist and revisionist history in...

Popular Culture

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Charles Phythian-Adams

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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6,654 words
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Oxford University Press

...of Cecil Sharp's English Folksongs: Some Conclusions . A fourth stage, since the First World War, was marked by that growing concern for understanding material culture—from housing to lobster pots—against relevant geographical backgrounds which must be traced back to the influential teaching of H. J. Fleure , Professor of Geography and Anthropology at Aberystwyth. Now thought of—more inclusively—as ‘Folk Life’, this very different approach to the study of popular culture, which is associated with such leaders in the field as Iorwerth Peate in Wales...

46 The History of the Book in Latin America (including Incas, Aztecs, and the Caribbean)

46 The History of the Book in Latin America (including Incas, Aztecs, and the Caribbean)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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6,807 words
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...of their own country and of the situation within the Spanish empire was moulded on a daily basis. Such writings also gave shape to a feeling of American (or creole) identity, which was reinforced by another kind of literature imported from abroad: works published by a handful of exiled Jesuits (expelled from the Spanish empire in 1767 ) about the history, the natural world, and the geography of individual Spanish-American countries. José Gumilla’s El Orinoco ilustrado ( 1741–4 ), Juan José de Eguiara y Eguren’s Bibliotheca Mexicana ( 1755 ), or...

Language

Language   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,614 words
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Oxford University Press

...As perhaps it always is, language in our period was taken to be a crucial index of individual, social, and national identity. Challenges to that identity were perceived as coming from many different sources in a rapidly changing society. English was increasingly being valued over the classical languages as a national treasure, though the possession of Latin and Greek remained important markers of gentility, but this development brought with it a desire to stabilize English itself into a standard or ‘classical’ form. Texts concerned with such issues...

Folklore, Customs, and Civic Ritual

Folklore, Customs, and Civic Ritual   Quick reference

Charles Phythian-Adams

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,037 words
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Oxford University Press

...that traditional society constantly sought as well to read the future, not only in terms of ‘accidental’ omens or portents, but also in terms of private rituals, especially those of young girls who, through a variety of divinatory devices, hoped to foretell—or even influence—the identity of their future husbands. Even so brief a sketch demonstrates a complex structure of interconnections and coexistences: past and future, dead and living, supernatural and cultural, man and nature, earth and heaven. What now seems like colourful scraps of superstition in fact...

48 The History of the Book in America

48 The History of the Book in America   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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12,975 words
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...a bulwark against spiritual decline and secular democracy. Yet American history has witnessed an ever-expanding array of religious, ethnic, occupational, political, and regional ties, which complicate any unitary definition of national culture. That multiplicity of collective identities, as well as the differences among the intermediaries themselves, has worked to foster a wider range of meanings, purposes, and settings for reading. 2 The colonial period: a transatlantic world of books 2.1 17 th -century printing Printing in America before 1700 was a...

Land

Land   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,951 words
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Oxford University Press

...contest between the rhetorics of traditional and capitalist society earlier in the eighteenth century, and between those of liberalism and socialism later in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The sublime of Romanticism presents an absolute distance between personal identity and nature; the communitarian strain in Romanticism demonstrates the inextricability of the human and the natural terrain. So it is, then, that romanticism offers itself to us as both an intervention against, and aesthetic authorization of, the material and ideological...

26 The History of the Book in the Nordic Countries

26 The History of the Book in the Nordic Countries   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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5,145 words
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Oxford University Press
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...Around the mid-19 th century, liberalization, including the abolition of guild monopolies in trade and manufacturing, was occurring all over Scandinavia. At the same time, history, mythology, and language were cultivated intensely as part of the formation of national identities. In the ‘new’ nations—Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Faroes, and Greenland—language became a major issue. Two Norwegian written language forms, bokmål (relatively close to Danish) and nynorsk (based on western Norwegian dialects with elements from medieval Norse), were...

Landscape History: The Countryside

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H. S. A. Fox

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,175 words
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Oxford University Press

...made from marshes and fens; Hallam convincingly demonstrates the link between reclamation which was perforce communal (within and between communities) because of the scale of the task of keeping back the waters, and the development of an intense and enduring sense of regional identity. Colonization and reclamation in the 13th century (of which there have been many excellent local studies) were features of, and helped to fuel, an expanding economy which required new urban centres, exhaustively studied in M. W. Beresford , New Towns of the Middle Ages (...

Domestic Buildings

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Malcolm Airs

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,135 words
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Oxford University Press

...in 1908 and, although they deal with architectural and archaeological monuments of all types, domestic buildings have featured prominently in the county inventories and thematic volumes that they have published regularly ever since. The English Commission lost its separate identity when it was merged with English Heritage in 1999 but, thanks to devolution, the Scottish and Welsh Commissions continue as independent bodies. Other national surveys which are relevant for the study of housing include the Victoria County Histories for England, which began...

Labour History

Labour History   Quick reference

John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,401 words
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Oxford University Press

... 1968 ), which became a great classic, takes up this point by treating relationships as central to the notion of ‘class’. He sought to demonstrate, through marshalling experience as well as language, that broad masses of people were coming, by 1830 , to an increased sense of identity of themselves as a ‘working class’, as having interests antagonistic and opposed to those of other classes. Despite questions about his conceptualization, this book firmly placed the issue of class ‘formation’ upon the historian's agenda. Family and local historians should...

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