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Highland Homecomings: Genealogy and Heritage Tourism in the Scottish Diaspora
     

Highland Homecomings: Genealogy and Heritage Tourism in the Scottish Diaspora

by Paul Basu
 

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ISBN-10: 1844721280

ISBN-13: 9781844721283

Pub. Date: 04/30/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The book is concerned with practices through which members of transnational/diasporic communities construct and negotiate aspects of their identities in relation to perceived ancestral homelands. Addressing a central paradox of globalization - the contrary movement towards localization - the book examines the role of place, belonging and territorial attachment in an

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The book is concerned with practices through which members of transnational/diasporic communities construct and negotiate aspects of their identities in relation to perceived ancestral homelands. Addressing a central paradox of globalization - the contrary movement towards localization - the book examines the role of place, belonging and territorial attachment in an age often characterized by placelessness, mobility and deterritorialization. More particularly, the book explores flows of people, images, objects, ideas, symbols and stories within a posited Scottish diaspora, focusing on journeys made by people who claim Scottish Highland descent living in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other regions in which Scottish migrants have historically settled, to the Scottish Highlands and Islands to pursue genealogical research and seek out places associated with their ancestors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844721283
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Other Landscapes 1. Introduction 2. An Itinerant Anthropology 3. Genealogy and Heritage Tourism in the Scottish Diaspora: An Overview 4. Imagineering Home 5. Home Spaces, Homepages, Homelands 6. ‘Be of this Land’ 7. Sites of Memory, Sources of Identity 8. Homecomings 9. Exiles and Emigrants: Negotiating the Moralities of Migrant Family Histories 10. Heuristic Journeys

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