Scotland and Islandness: Explorations in Community, Economy and Culture

Kathryn A. Burnett* (Editor), Ray Burnett (Editor), Michael Danson (Editor)

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Scotland’s islands are diverse, resourceful and singularly iconic in national and global imaginations of places «apart» yet readily reached. This collection of essays offers a fascinating commentary on Scotland’s island communities that celebrates their histories, cultures and economies in general terms. Recognising a complex geography of distinct regions and island spaces, the collection speaks to broader themes of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, narratives of place and people, the ideas and policies of island and regional distinctiveness, as well as particular examinations of literature, language, migration, land reform, and industry. With a view to placing ideas and expressions of islandness within a lived reality of island life and scholarship, the collection provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the value of continued and expanding research commentaries on Scotland’s islands for both a Scottish and an international readership.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic)9781789974133
ISBN (Print)9781789974133
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in the History and Culture of Scotland
PublisherPeter Lang
ISSN (Electronic)1661-6863


  • Island Studies
  • Scotland
  • Rural
  • Community
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • Islandness
  • Coasts
  • Communities
  • Sustainablity
  • Island History
  • Island Futures
  • Remote
  • Margins
  • Identity
  • Heritage
  • Land Reform
  • Scottish Literature
  • Migration


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