Sonic geography, place and race in the formation of local identity: liverpool and scousers

  title={Sonic geography, place and race in the formation of local identity: liverpool and scousers},
  author={Philip J. Boland},
  journal={Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography},
  pages={1 - 22}
  • P. Boland
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Sociology
  • Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography
Abstract. The concept of identity has attracted significant academic attention. This article unpacks what constitutes the Scouse identity, how it is constructed and its different dimensions, with particular reference to place, phonology and race. Its novelty lies in developing the underused concept of “sonic geography” to examine the extent to which sound, for example a distinctive accent and/or dialect, affects the construction of local identity. Empirically this is conducted through a… 

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