Book Chapter

The Scottish Dimension in Film and Television

Citation

Blain N (2009) The Scottish Dimension in Film and Television. In: Veitch K (ed.) Scottish Life and Society: Transport and Communications. A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, Volume 8, 8. Edinburgh: Birlinn (Imprint: John Donald) in association with The European Ethnological Research Centre, pp. 768-792. http://www.birlinn.co.uk/book/details/Scottish-Life-and-Society--Transport-and-Communication-9781904607885/

Abstract
First paragraph: LOCAL AND GLOBAL DOMAINS: ‘SCOTTISH’ FILM AND TELEVISION? The concepts of ‘Scottish’ film and ‘Scottish’ television provoke challenging questions about what constitutes the national dimension in culture. Attributions of national character bring complications, about history, society and culture, as well as economics, politics and psychology. This is why they tend to produce debate or dissent more often than consensus. Film and television extend further an older argument about the local traits of cultural output, such as literature and painting.

Keywords
scottish media; scottish media history; scottish film; scottish television; Mass media Scotland.

StatusPublished
Title of seriesA Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, Volume 8
Number in series8
Publication date30/06/2009
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2305
PublisherBirlinn (Imprint: John Donald) in association with The European Ethnological Research Centre
Publisher URLhttp://www.birlinn.co.uk/…n-9781904607885/
Place of publicationEdinburgh
ISBN9781904607885