Parochialism the Eldonian Way: Maintaining Local Ties and Manifestations of ‘Home’.
Author(s): Emma Dwyer
Mark Crinson writes of the city as a physical landscape and a collection of objects and practices that both enable recollections of the past, and embody the past through traces of the city’s sequential building and rebuilding. The homes of the people of Vauxhall, an inner-city district of Liverpool, were demolished and rebuilt in successive waves of ‘slum’ clearance during the 20th century, the latest manifestation of the area’s working-class housing being shaped by residents themselves – a community-designed estate, the Eldonian Village. Through waves of regeneration, a palimpsest has persevered – of churches and canals, schools and pubs – by which residents orientate themselves, as well as attaching older values to newer buildings.
This paper will look at how Vauxhall’s residents’ problematic relationship with their environment has been encapsulated in what they themselves have termed ‘parochialism’ – not just a restrictive, narrow mind-set, but also positive expressions of pride in one’s local area.
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Parochialism the Eldonian Way: Maintaining Local Ties and Manifestations of ‘Home’.. Emma Dwyer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434506)
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