Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Merseypride: Essays in Liverpool Exceptionalism

John Belchem


Liverpool defies historical categorization. Located at the intersection of competing cultural, economic, and geo-political formations, it stands outside the main narrative frameworks of modern British history. What was it that established Liverpool as different or apart? In exploring this proverbial exceptionalism, the chapters in this book show how a sense of apartness has always been crucial to Liverpool's identity. While repudiated by some as an external imposition, an unmerited stigma originating from the slave trade days or the Irish famine influx, Liverpool's ‘otherness’ has been upheld ... More

Keywords: slave trade, Irish famine, Merseypride, cultural history, image, identity, representation, scouse accent, Toryism, Merseyside militancy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310102
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313547


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Belchem, author