New PDF release: A Tale of Two Cities: Global Change, Local Feeling and

By Karen Evans, Penny Fraser, Ian Taylor

ISBN-10: 0415138280

ISBN-13: 9780415138284

A story of 2 towns is a learn of 2 significant towns, Manchester and Sheffield. Drawing at the paintings of significant theorists, the authors discover the typical lifestyles, making contributions to our knowing of the defining actions of lifestyles.

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It is being applied across nearly all significant areas of social and economic activity, and in nearly all related debates within what Laffin (1986) calls ‘the policy community’. 1 Worst areas for recorded crime (1991)22 Source: Labour I Party (1992:7) ‘crime’—there is an increasing awareness of the differential expressions and levels of ‘the crime problem’ at local level. This first surfaced, one could argue, in 1992 with the release by the Home Office of figures revealing the differential ‘clear-up rates’ of all crimes reported to the police across the 43 police-force areas in England and Wales.

Through gossip and story-telling, it may also come to inform local folk belief and myth (albeit sometimes involving ‘tricks’ of the memory and/or collective belief). 28 There are also important myths that are general to the whole Northern region rather than specific cities, which we might think of as ‘Northern myths’. The notion that ‘what Manchester does today, the world does tomorrow’ may have originated in the role which Manchester’s theatres once played as a testing ground for new plays before they were launched on the West End of London; but it is also a phrase which speaks to the sense of Manchester’s dynamic ‘structure of feeling’, as well as alluding to what Buck has called ‘the regional sense of grievance’ that pervades the North as a whole with respect to the hegemony of London and the South-east over the rest of England and the definition of what England is all about (Buck 1979).

4 Annual rate of increase in reported crime, Manchester and Sheffield (selected years 1975–91) Note. Figures are for percentage increase over 1 2 months. 3 RECOGNISING LOCAL DIFFERENCE 27 POPULAR COMMON SENSE ON LOCAL DIFFERENCE: MANCHESTER AND SHEFFIELD There are a variety of more or less commonsensical ways in which differences between the two cities of Manchester and Sheffield are discussed by Mancunians and Sheffielders themselves, and we think these forms of popular common sense should be heard.

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