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Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Fiona Douglas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624379
eISBN:
9780748671533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624379.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The first decade of the new Scottish Parliament has seen the emergence of a new-found national confidence. ‘Scottishness’ is clearly alive and flourishing. This book offers new and detailed insights ... More


National Identities and Twentieth-Century Scottish Migrants in England

Angela McCarthy

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents a preliminary examination of the twentieth-century Scottish migrant experience within England by investigating notions of national identity as articulated by individual ... More


The Scottish Political Elite View of National Identity

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter seeks an understanding of the sense of Scottish identity held by various individuals within the Scottish political elite ranks. Analysing individual responses on the issue of national ... More


National Identity, Union, and Empire, c.1850–c.1970

Richard Finlay

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Richard Finlay examines the role the empire played in shaping Scottish national identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He argues that Unionism was reinvented in the 1880s and that this ... More


What is Scottish Identity?

Fiona M. Douglas

in Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624379
eISBN:
9780748671533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624379.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter deals with the question of identity, and in particular with notions of Scottish national identity. What are the components of such an identity, and how is it constructed and/or ... More


Conclusion

Fiona M. Douglas

in Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624379
eISBN:
9780748671533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624379.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This final chapter considers the possible external explanations for the differences noted in the pre- and post-devolution corpora and so it begins by examining whether devolution has had tangible ... More


Boswell and the Scotticism

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter deals with Scotticism, which is a markedly idiomatic use of the language by Scots, either in writing or in speech. Boswell was not alone in his worries over Scotticism. It plagued ... More


The Party in Scotland

JAMES KELLAS

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the cause of the decline of Conservative support in Scotland. It explains that the Scottish Conservative organization was more elitist and out-dated than that below the border, ... More


Remembering and Reproducing Scotland: the Construction of National Identity

Esther Breitenbach

in Empire and Scottish Society: The Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, c. 1790 to c. 1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636204
eISBN:
9780748653485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636204.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses discourses of national identity, examining the process at work in its formation and distinguishing different types of expression of national identity. It observes that explicit ... More


Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Nigel Leask

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This book is a reassessment of the writings of Robert Burns (1759–96), arguably the most original poet writing in Great Britain between Pope and Blake, and creator of the first modern vernacular ... More


Introduction: imperialism and identities

John M. MacKenzie and Nigel R. Dalziel

in The Scots in South Africa: Ethnicity, Identity, Gender and Race, 1772-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076084
eISBN:
9781781702741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076084.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Scottish involvement in the British Empire. It then considers whether there was a distinct Scottish identity which was maintained, promoted or even developed ... More


A Distinctive Scottish Voice? Identities, Values and Attitudes

John Curtice, Nicola McEwen, Michael Marsh, and Rachel Ormston

in Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638994
eISBN:
9780748652891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638994.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers some of the underlying forces that could have helped undermine support for the Union. Perhaps, the creation of the Scottish Parliament has influenced people's sense of national ... More


Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Pat Rogers

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This is the first comprehensive treatment of Johnson and Boswell in relation to Scotland, as revealed in their accounts of their trip to the Hebrides in 1773, the Journey to the Western Islands and ... More


Newspapers and their Readers

Fiona M. Douglas

in Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624379
eISBN:
9780748671533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624379.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins by outlining the situation as regards Scottish newspapers and their readers. It then examines the nature of the relationship that exists between newspapers and their readers more ... More


A Multifaceted and Formulaic Identity

Fiona M. Douglas

in Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624379
eISBN:
9780748671533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624379.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The discussion in Chapter 2 suggested that historicity and heritage were important facets in national identities, and stressed the vertical (historical) as well as horizontal (contemporaneous) axis. ... More


Empire and Civil Society Organisations

Esther Breitenbach

in Empire and Scottish Society: The Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, c. 1790 to c. 1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636204
eISBN:
9780748653485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636204.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter emphasises that civil society organisations afforded ‘possibilities of concerted action and social self-organisation’, and that, as such, they might be indicative of the active ... More


The Making of a Poet

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Burns's poetic self-fashioning was a successful attempt to achieve sentimental and cultural credit in the face of the practical financial difficulties that he faces as an ... More


Maintaining Scots identity

John M. MacKenzie and Nigel R. Dalziel

in The Scots in South Africa: Ethnicity, Identity, Gender and Race, 1772-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076084
eISBN:
9781781702741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076084.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the various ways in which Scots declared their identity in the second half of the nineteenth and early years of the twentieth centuries. Caledonian Societies emerged throughout ... More


Nation: Scotland's Son

Justin D. Livingstone

in Livingstone's ‘Lives’: A metabiography of a Victorian icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095320
eISBN:
9781781707951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095320.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

A considerable amount of Livingstone scholarship has been devoted to his Scottish identity and his position within the nation’s social and intellectual history. In keeping with this critical ... More


‘Wha’s Like Us?’: Ethnic Representation In Music Hall and Popular Theatre and the Remaking of Urban Scottish Society

Paul Maloney

in From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638772
eISBN:
9780748653539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638772.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the Scotch comic and its projection of Scottish identity alongside other ‘national’ stage representations popular in Scottish music halls at the time, which would also have ... More


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