An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 1

An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 1


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906566067
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Scottish Life and Society, A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology series , #1
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 3.60(d)

About the Author

Alexander Felton Is The Author Of Many Books And Articles On Scottish Country Life. He Served As Senior Assistant Editor Of The Scottish National Dictionary, And Was Director Of The National Museum Of Antiquities Of Scotland, Of The School Of Scottish Studies Of The University Of Edinburgh, And Of The European Ethnological Research Centre. Margaret A. Mackay Is The Director Of The School Of Scottish Studies Archives At The University Of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Contributors ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiv

Abbreviations xv


Introduction Margaret A Mackay 3

Part 1 Ethnology

1 Ethnology as a Subject Alexander Fenton 13

2 A History of Ethnology in Scotland Alexander Fenton Margaret A Mackay 49

3 Ethnological Fieldwork Wendy Ugolini 71

Part 2 Preserving, Presenting and Rediscovering - Museums, Archives, Societies and Heritage

4 Material Culture Hugh Cheape 95

5 Museums and Ethnology John Burnett 116

6 Scotland's Open-Air Museums Bob Poivell 126

7 Archival Sources and Scottish Ethnology David J Brown 140

8 Local History Societies Alexander Murdoch 163

9 Ethnology and the Heritage Industry Gary J West 175

Part 3 Select Ethnological Genres

10 Folk Narrative Licia Masoni 191

11 Traditional Music Katherine Campbell 217

12 Scots Song Valentina Bold 236

13 Gaelic Song Morag MacLeod 257

14 Custom, Belief and Folk Drama Neill Martin 278

15 Social Organisation Margaret A Mackay 316

16 Onomastics Ian Fraser Doreen Waugh 324

Part 4 Sources and Resources

17 Oral Testimony Gary J West 345

18 Private Accounts Heather Holmes 371

19 Public Accounts Heather Holmes 408

20 Literary Sources Valentina Bold 446

21 Broadsides, Chapbooks, Popular Periodicals and Newspapers Edward J Cowan John Burnett 462

22 Gaelic Language and Lexicography Catriona Mackie Lorna Pike 485

23 Ethnology and the Dictionaries of Scots Keith Williamson 505

24 Creating a Digital Corpus of Ethnological Material Andrew E Wiseman 522

25 Photography Andrew Blaikie 541

Index 562

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