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Gaelic Scotland in the colonial imagination : Anglophone writing from 1600 to 1900

Author: Silke Stroh
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a general introduction to the emerging field of postcolonial Scottish studies, assessing both its potential and limitations in order to promote further interdisciplinary dialogue. Accessible  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silke Stroh
ISBN: 9780810134058 0810134055 9780810134034 0810134039
OCLC Number: 948340146
Description: pages cm
Contents: The modern nation-state and its others: civilizing missions at home and abroad, ca. 1600 to 1800 --
Anglophone literature of civilization and the hybridized Gaelic subject: Martin Martin's travel writings --
The reemergence of the primitive other? Noble savagery and the romantic age --
From flirtations with romantic otherness to a more integrated national synthesis: "Gentleman savages" in Walter Scott's novel Waverley --
Of Celts and Teutons: racial biology and anti-Gaelic discourse, ca. 1780-1860 --
Racist reversals: Appropriating racial typology in late-nineteenth-century pro-Gaelic discourse.
Responsibility: Silke Stroh.

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"Stroh has not only delivered an important postcolonial reading of cultural history but has also provided, through her careful study of a selection of texts, a blueprint to assist scholars of Gaelic Read more...

 
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