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Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination

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Cod: BRT9780810134058

An aparitie: 2016

Autor: Silke Stroh

Categoria: Criticism

Editie: necartonata

Editura: Eurospan

Format: 238 x 152 x 21 mm

Limba: English

Nr. pagini: 304

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Can Scotland be considered an English colony? Is its experience and literature comparable to that of overseas postcolonial countries? Or are such comparisons no more than patriotic victimology to mask Scottish complicity in the British Empire and justify nationalism? These questions have been heatedly debated in recent years, in the aftermath of the 2014 referendum on independence and amid a continuing campaign for more autonomy. Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination offers a general introduction to the emerging field of postcolonial Scottish studies, assessing both its potential and limitations in order to promote further interdisciplinary dialogue. Accessible to readers from various backgrounds, the book combines overviews of theoretical, social, and cultural contexts with detailed case studies of literary and nonliterary texts. The main focus is on internal divisions between the Anglophone Lowlands and traditionally Gaelic Highlands, which also play a crucial role in Scottish-English relations. Silke Stroh shows how the image of Scotland's Gaelic margins changed under the influence of two simultaneous developments: the emergence of the modern nation-state and the rise of overseas colonialism.

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