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The Literary Politics of Scottish Devolution: Voice, Class, Nation

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Hames S (2019) The Literary Politics of Scottish Devolution: Voice, Class, Nation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-literary-politics-of-scottish-devolution.html

Abstract
This book is about the role of writers and intellectuals in shaping constitutional change. Considering an unprecedented range of literary, political and archival materials, it explores how questions of ‘voice’, language and identity featured in debates leading to the new Scottish Parliament in 1999. Tracing both the ‘dream’ of cultural empowerment and the ‘grind’ of electoral strategy, it reconstructs the influence of magazines such as Scottish International, Radical Scotland, Cencrastus and Edinburgh Review, and sets the fiction of William McIlvanney, James Kelman, Irvine Welsh, A. L. Kennedy and James Robertson within a radically altered picture of devolved Scotland.

StatusPublished
FundersThe British Academy
Publication date12/11/2019
Publication date online12/11/2019
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Publisher URLhttps://edinburghuniversitypress.com/…-devolution.html
Place of publicationEdinburgh
ISBN9781474418140
eISBN9781474418164

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Dr Scott Hames
Dr Scott Hames

Senior Lecturer, English Studies

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