05 regional identity

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05 regional identity

  1. 1. REGIONAL IDENTITYTo understand regional identity To identify some regional stereotypes To analyse these stereotypes through the micro elements
  2. 2. Regional Identity refers to the part of theUnited Kingdom someone is from. It couldrefer to a general area such a north or south
  3. 3. Or country such as “English” or “Scottish”or specific towns such as “London” or“Manchester.”
  4. 4. Regional identity is the notion that part ofa persons identity is rooted not only in thecountry but also in the region they live in.
  5. 5. Regional identity is a sense of belongingsimilar to that of national identity but on asmaller scale or level.
  6. 6. Activity
  7. 7. Scottish – often shown as being moneyobsessed, won’t pay for anything, drinks alot of alcohol, loves the outdoors, wearskilts, eats haggis, quite aggressive and
  8. 8. Welsh – Often shown as living in the middleof the countryside, comically simplistic andrugby fans. Symbols such as a leek, dragonor daffodils are associated with the country.
  9. 9. Irish – often shown as living in thecountryside, working in rural areas such asfarms, being very religious, being good atdancing and singing, very friendly but less
  10. 10. Essex – often shown as being glamourousbut cheap, footballer’s wives, lots ofpartying, being quite stupid
  11. 11. Yorkshire – Often shown as living in ruralcountryside, with rolling hills and cobbledstreets, being quite old fashioned
  12. 12. Cornwall / Somerset – Often shown asbeing “backwards”, living in rural areas,working on farms
  13. 13. Manchester / Newcastle / Liverpool –Often shown as being “chavs”, wearing fakedesigner labels, or tracksuits, drinking a lot,being aggressive, uneducated, criminals
  14. 14. London – There are 2 main stereotypes ofLondoners. One is that they are oftenshown as being rich, posh, snobby, upperclass, Hugh Grant types from central or west
  15. 15. The other is that they often shown as being fromnorth, east or south London, poor, common, lowerclass, criminalistic, violent “Kidulthood” style 15
  16. 16. North / South Divide
  17. 17. South England – often shown as being thecentre of culture, modern, classy, clever,sunny, richer, doing middle class jobs suchas managers etc
  18. 18. North England – often shown as beingpoorer, bad weather, lower class,aggressive, less culture, less clever, doingworking class jobs such as builders etc
  19. 19. Where do these images belong?
  20. 20. How do you represent your region?
  21. 21. Label – Urban, Rural, North, South Northerner, Southerner City slicker, country bumpkin, Northerner, City slicker, country bumpkin, Southerner• High unemployment rates• Factory workers• Professional jobs• Out of touch with the modern world• New technology• A quiet life In pairs sort into 4 In pairs sort into 4• Well spoken, well educated columns columns• Bad manners• Unintelligent• Wealth• On benefits, living in council accommodation• Isolated• Busy• Snobs• Politics and government• Over-priced
  22. 22. Can you think of anymore regional stereotypes?How can you identify regional identity?SettingAccentsDialoguePropsMake upClass of charactersCostumes
  23. 23. Why do we Stereotype?A stereotype is “...a fixed, over generalized belief about a particular group or classof people.” (Cardwell, 1996). For example, someone who lives in the country side is uneducated.One advantage of a stereotype is that it enables us to respond rapidly to situationsbecause we may have had a similar experience before.One disadvantage is that it makes us ignore differences between individuals;therefore we think things about people that might not be true (i.e. makegeneralisations). Smash a stereotype. 1.Think of an individual you know from one of the regions we have discussed 2.Write down the stereotype 3.Then how they subvert it. 23
  24. 24. Fill in the grid - you have 2 mins (30 seconds a microelement) 24
  25. 25. North / Divide• Our Friends in the North Extract – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu2Mu6_trho
  26. 26. Rural / Urban• Doc Martin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gfYWZzaTBI&f
  27. 27. North / Divide• North and South – http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=pvBKdaY8Y3w – Set in Victorian Britain – Could refer to class also – Focus just on North & South

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