This study explores modern Scotland and examines how Scottish politics, culture and identities have interacted within the national and international contexts in the last thirty years. It considers which voices and opinions have proven influential and defining and charts the boundaries of public conversation to and beyond the independence referendum
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2014|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dr. Gerry Hassan is a research fellow in the School of Creative and Cultural Studies at the University of the West of Scotland. He is author of Caledonian Dreaming: The Quest for a Different Scotland, co-author of The Strange Death of Labour Scotland and a regular commentator in UK and international media.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Scottish Debate and the Crises of Britain PART I: THE LONG REVOLUTION 1. Investigating Scotland's Public Life, Sphere and Voices 2. Understanding Scotland: Nationhood and the Claim of Sovereignties 3. Power: Political and Media Dimensions 4. Scotland's Public Spaces and the Myth of 'Civic Scotland' 5. The Scottish Media: Continuity, Change, Crisis PART II: STORIES OF MODERN SCOTLAND 6. The Scottish Political Commentariat 7. Restless Nation: Thatcherism's as Scotland's 'Other' 8. The Scottish Parliament, Devolution and a New Political Landscape 9. The Boundaries and Bandwidths of Public Scotland 10. A Very Different Assembly? Gender, Ethnicity, Class and National Identity 11. Anatomy of Modern Scotland: Spaces and Places 12. Political and Cultural Elite Battles and the 'Children of the Echo' 13. Post-Nationalist Scotland, Post-Nationalist UK? 14. State of Independence