This series presents a new reading of Scottish culture, establishing how Scots,
and non-Scots, experience this newly devolved nation. Within the context
of a rapidly changing United Kingdom and Europe, Scotland is engaged in
an ongoing process of self-definition. The series will deal with this process
as well as with cultural phenomena, from debates about the relative value
of Gaelic-based, Scots and Anglicised culture, to period-specific definitions
of Scottish identity. Orally transmitted culture - from traditional narratives
to songs, customs, beliefs and material culture - will be a key consideration,
along with the reconstruction of historical periods in cultural texts (visual
and musical as well as historical). Taken as a whole, the series will go some
way towards achieving a new understanding of a country with potential for
development into parallel treatments of locally based cultural phenomena.
The series welcomes monographs as well as collected papers.