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By Celeste Ray,James Hunter,Margaret Bennett,Edward J. Cowan,Paul Basu,Andrew Hook,Grant Jarvie,Colin McArthur,John W. Sheets,Michael Vance,Jonathan Dembling

ISBN-10: 0817314733

ISBN-13: 9780817314736

ISBN-10: 0817352406

ISBN-13: 9780817352400

Examines the effect of the Scottish legacy on North American cultures and heritage.

During the earlier 4 many years, starting to be curiosity in North americans' cultural and ancestral ties to Scotland has produced countless numbers of recent Scottish extended family and history societies.  good over three hundred Scottish Highland video games and gatherings each year happen around the U.S. and Canada. 

Transatlantic Scots is a multidisciplinary assortment that stories the neighborhood association and sundry expressions of the Scottish history circulation within the Canadian Maritimes, the good Lakes, New England, and the yankee South. From diversified views, gurus of their fields examine the modeling of a Scottish identification that distances historical past celebrants from normal visions of whiteness. contemplating either hyphenated Scots who have fun centuries-old transmission of Scottish traditions and people for whom claiming or re-claiming a Scottish identification is contemporary and voluntary, this publication additionally examines how diaspora topics and Highland imagery again and again floor in neighborhood public celebrations and the way traditions are constantly reinvented during the accumulation of myths. The underlying theoretical message is that ethnicity and background continue to exist due to the flexibility of historical past and tradition. 

This paintings is an enduring contribution to the examine of ethnicity and identification, the renegotiation of historical past and cultural reminiscence into historical past, and the general public functionality and production of tradition.

 

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