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From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth [Kindle Edition]

Ian Brown

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An historically and critically sound--and contemporary--evaluation of tartan and tartanry based on proper contextualisation and coherent analysis. This critical re-evaluation of one of the more controversial aspects of recent debates on Scottish culture draws together contributions from leading researchers in a wide variety of disciplines, resulting in a highly accessible yet authoritative volume.This book, like tartan, weaves together two strands. The first, like a warp, considers the significance of tartan in Scottish history and culture during the last four centuries, including tartan's role in the development of diaspora identities in North America. The second, like a weft, considers the place of tartan and rise of tartanry in the national and international representations of Scottishness, including heritage, historical myth-making, popular culture, music hall, literature, film, comedy, rock and pop music, sport and 'high' culture.


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There can be few nations on earth who would question the benefit of being associated with a high fashion material of universal recognition and (usually) the highest quality. But instead of learning how to stop worrying and love the kilt, Scotland's relationship with tartan - and, therefore, with its own image, at home and abroad - has been bedevilled by collective national insecurity and excessive cultural introspection. This timely collection of intelligent and often entertaining essays by a fine group of thinkers seeks to exorcise the angst and make Scots more comfortable not just with the plaid, but also with ourselves. --Michael Russell MSP

About the Author

Ian Brown is Professor in Drama at Kingston University.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 787 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0748638776
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (26 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EMT39RG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,043,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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