Regional Identities: Quested and Questioned

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Regional identities are inseparable from other identity discourses and the power relations which drive these discourses. Regional identities are linked to wider debates on sometimes competing and sometimes complementary spatial identity discourses. This chapter focuses on the different ways in which regional identity discourses are linked to discourses on local and national identities. Their diversity shows the changing and disputed nature of regional identity discourses. When circumstances change, regional identity discourses and the support for them can also change. This chapter discusses a wide variety of regional identity discourses of both well-established and newer regions which are linked in positive or negative ways to other spatial identity discourses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories
EditorsAnssi Paasi, John Harrison, Martin Jones
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78536 580 5
ISBN (Print)978 1 78536 579 9
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Geography series


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