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Articulating 'Home' from 'Away'

Cultural Identities, Belonging and Citizenship

James Oliver

This article is a discussion on cultural identity and belonging, focusing on some examples of people who are articulating or 'doing' identity in the Scottish Hebrides. In particular, it explores a re-articulation of cultural identity and belonging, not as the essential root or representation of social inclusion but as an ongoing production or creation of social relations, processes and practices, including rootedness and connectedness. In doing so, the paper underlines the need to negotiate cultural identity forwards, as open, with practical political consequences for our understanding and articulation of social inclusion, belonging and citizenship.

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Elizabeth C. Macknight

This article presents two case studies, from Scotland and the Scottish Islands, of communities' engagement with archives and their attitudes toward heritage. The case studies arise out of knowledge transfer between an historian employed in an academic role at a Scottish university and two “third sector“ organizations. By comparing the perspectives of historians, archivists, and community organizations the article shows the different ways in which these separate interest groups perceive the value of archives. It then points to some of the possibilities and challenges of working collaboratively to deepen understanding about the past and to create wider opportunities, now and in the future, for historical interpretation, teaching, learning, and research. In the era of digital technologies, it is recommended that undergraduate students be taught the key concepts of archival theory and practice, while also being encouraged to experience working with original archival documents.

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Linguistic Identities in Post-Conflict Societies

Current Issues and Developments in Northern Ireland

Freya Stancombe-Taylor

and Scottish Gaelic cultural classes and holds various events marketed towards the local Unionist community. The focus on Scottish Gaelic (which belongs to the same language family as Irish) is important for unionist learners because it encourages the

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‘Sensuous Singularity’

Hamish Fulton’s Cairngorm Walk-Texts

Alan Macpherson

: “life’s lists” set against a broad sweep of hills’. 36 In Mountain Time Human Time we find several. In a two-page walk-text describing a ‘seven day wandering walk’ in 1999, a list of mainly Gaelic place names is presented in four columns ( Figures 1

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Cross-Border Cultural Cooperation in European Border Regions

Sites and Senses of ‘Place’ across the Irish Border

Giada Laganà and Timothy J. White

to underestimate cultural ties, especially those stereotypes representing the Irish nationalist imagined community island-wide and beyond. … the Catholic Church, the Irish language, Irish traditional music, and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA

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Viral Intimacy and Catholic Nationalist Political Economy

Covid-19 and the Community Response in Rural Ireland

David Whyte

team in Coveney's analogy would be part of the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA). Founded in 1884 with the mandate of promoting Irish national values under British rule, GAA teams are organised by parish. In Ireland, this refers to a small

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Constructing Difference and Imperial Strategy

Contrasting Representations of Irish and Zionist Nationalism in British Political Discourse (1917–1922)

Maggy Hary

achievement, namely, the revival of Hebrew as a vernacular language, while Irish efforts to restore Gaelic met with mixed success. 23 However, as Rory Miller has demonstrated, 24 Irish enthusiasm and support for Zionism was short-lived, fading away in the

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Scientific Intimacy

The Changing Relationship with Medical Data at the Time of COVID-19 pandemic

Elżbieta Drążkiewicz

up evening practice, it resonated with the national GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) sport culture. The numbers did the unthinkable: they proved to be more than just cognitive abstract tools, and became affective technologies effectively connecting

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‘No More Let Life Divide…’

Victorian Metropolitan Confluence in Penny Dreadful

Sinan Akilli and Seda Öz

‘sadness’ in Gaelic) Lily, the flower of resurrection and rebirth. That is to say, in London/Demimonde, death means life and vice versa. Similarly, Dr Frankenstein’s inquiry into what it means to be human is projected onto the creatures, two male and one

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Cormac Ó Beaglaoich, Mark Kiss, Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich, and Todd G. Morrison

social institutions such as the state, the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA), and the Catholic Church. Rapid, interlocking changes within Ireland such as the weakening of the Church and the removal of strictures on divorce and gay/lesbian equality, in