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From Tartan to Tartanry

Scottish Culture, History and Myth

Edited by 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.

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Introduction: Tartan, tartanry and hybridity, Ian Brown
1: 'Scarlet tartans would be got ...': the Re-invention of Tradition, Hugh Cheape
2: Plaiding the Invention of Scotland, Murray Pittock
3: From David Stewart to Andy Stewart: The Invention of the Scottish Soldier, Trevor Royle
4: Paying for the plaid: Scottish Gaelic identity politics in nineteenth-century North America, Michael Newton
5: Tartanry into tartan: heritage, tourism and material culture, Ian Maitland Hume
6: Myth, political caricature and monstering the tartan, Ian Brown
7: Tartanry and its Discontents: the Idea of Popular Scottishness, Alan Riach
8: 'Wha's like us?': ethnic representation in music hall and popular theatre and the remaking of urban Scottish society, Paul Maloney
9: Literary tartanry as translation, Susanne Hagemann
10: Looking at tartan in film: history, identity and spectacle, Richard Butt
11: Tartan comics and comic tartanry, Margaret Munro
12: Rock, pop and tartanry, J. Mark Percival
13: Class warriors or generous men in skirts?: the Tartan Army in the Scottish and foreign press, Hugh O'Donnell
14: Don't take the High Road: tartanry and its critics, David Goldie.

About the Author

Ian Brown is Professor in Drama at Kingston University. He is General Editor of The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature (EUP: 2007) and Series Editor of The Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature, co-editing the volume on the twentieth century (2009) and on drama (due out in 2011).