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Equally, the way in which the ‘local’ self has been defined has involved 39 anglo - jewry since 1066 the imagining of difference through the construction of the ‘other’, often in the form of a racialised minority. In the case of ‘Turktown’ there was at least a ‘real’ Turkish presence in the locality, no matter how distorted this later became. The final examples in this section, both relating to Jewishness, show how the processes of ‘othering’ in relation to the construction of place identity do not require foundation on any form of reality.
From both perspectives, there is potential, following the example of Cornish studies, for inclusive and exclusive visions of the ‘local’. As Michael Keith and Steve Pile argue: Politically, there is a reactionary vocabulary of both the identity politics of place and a spatialized politics of identity grounded in particular notions of space. It is the rhetoric of origins, of exclusion, of boundary-marking, of invasion and succession, of purity and contamination; the glossary of ethnic cleansing.
Pp. 14, 26 and Ugandan Argus, 17 September 1972. Martin and Singh, Asian Leicester, p. 7. ), The Jewish Heritage in British History: Englishness and Jewishness (London: Frank Cass, 1992), p. 48. See Times Higher Educational Supplement, 8 May 1992. General advertisement for the series in The Victoria History of the Counties of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (London: Constable, 1900), vol. 1, p. vii. H. P. Finberg, ‘Local History’, in H. P. Finberg and V. Skipp, Local History: Objective and Pursuit (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1967), p.