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From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth

Ian Brown


An historically and critically sound — and contemporary — evaluation of tartan and tartanry based on proper contextualisation and coherent analysis, this critical study 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. This book, like tartan, weaves together two strands. The first, like a warp, considers the significance of tartan in Scottish history and culture during the last four centuries, including tartan's role in ... More

Keywords: tartan, tartanry, diaspora, North America, Scottishness, popular culture, rock music, sport, music hall

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638772
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638772.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Brown, author