Taheem, Vijay K (2016) RE - Evaluation of Regional Identities in the age of ‘New Modernity’ and Migration - Case study Bradford West Yorkshire. UK. In: Regional Urbanism in the Era of Globalisation: CUDAS Conference, 3 - 5th Feb. 2016, University of Huddersfield.
Abstract

This paper aims to explore the changing face of Quintessential ‘English regional identity’ within
the local context of West Yorkshire through a case study of regional City - Bradford.
Partially based on personal experience of being a member of an economic migrant family from
the early 1970’s, it is noticeable the regional identities of many English towns and villages are
going through a dramatic change in the age of ‘New Modernity’ defined by the digital revolution
of the late 20th Century in contrast to the ‘post war Modernity’ where the pace of change was,
gradual, evolutionary and transformative over longer time period creating a sense of new
space.

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