A Tale Of Two Cities: Global Change, Local Feeling and by Karen Evans, Penny Fraser, Ian Taylor

By Karen Evans, Penny Fraser, Ian Taylor

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

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What is being constructed is a very specific, local journalistic sense of’the locality’ that also cuts into a kind of commercial mental map of each locality, through which local advertisers reinforce a sense of their particular location in the neighbourhood and the local ‘market’. This is a form of ‘local knowledge’ that we cannot ignore, either in understanding popular attachment to place, or in understanding how people build up a mental map of the ‘symbolic locations’ of crime in their own locality (cf.

The increase in the amount of crime known to the police for the city of Manchester over the period 1975–91 was in the order of 210 per cent, but the biggest increases were in the period to 1986. e. 2 per cent (expressed in terms of the rate of crime per 100,000), with three consecutive decreases reported in 1986–7, 1987–8 and 1988–9. In Sheffield, the increase in the overall rate of reported crime per 100,000 population between 1975 and 1991, on the same dimension, was 291 per cent, with an increase since 1986 of 36 per cent.

The importance of regional television in scripting a local regional sense of identity is confirmed by the widely used description of the whole region as ‘Granadaland’. For many others in the region, particularly the young, Manchester’s metropolitan status in the North-west is underlined by the presence in the city of some five commercial radio stations broadcasting 24 hours a day. Sheffielders, in the meantime, having lost their daily morning paper— the Sheffield Telegraph (closed by the United Newspapers Group in February 1986) (Vickers 1992:207)—have an evening newspaper, the Star, a weekly Sheffield Telegraph (which began life in 1989) and two local radio stations.

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