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

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
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  ‘A major contribution to our understanding of Scottish cultural politics. In a rich and perceptive study, Scott Hames examines the disjunction between the literary Dream and the political Grind over the past half century.’Colin Kidd, University of St Andrews‘Brilliant, trenchant, at times disconcerting, Scott Hames’s critical history of devolution offers an exemplary analysis of the interplay between cultural nationalism and practical politics. It’s essential reading for anyone who cares about the current state of Scotland.’Ian Duncan, University of California Provides a cultural history and political critique 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. Scott Hames  is Lecturer in Scottish Literature at the University of Stirling.Cover image: © Ian DavidsonCover design: Workhaus edinburghuniversitypress.com  !"#$%#$& Preface   vi  Acknowledgements  xivIntroduction: The Dream and the Grind 11. Chaps with Claymores to Grind: Literary and Political Nationalism 1967–79 472. Machine Politics of British Devolution 1967–79 783. The Scottish Dimension: Cultural and Constitutional Politics 1979–87 1174. Claims of Right: Self-Determination and Consensus 1987–92 1595.  And the Land Lay Still  : Curating Devolution with James Robertson 2016. Language Nationalism and Vernacular Literary Space 2337. Devolution and the Spectacle of Voice: Irvine Welsh, A. L. Kennedy, James Kelman 265Conclusion   302 Bibliography 307 Index 329 6158_Hames indd v 6158_Hames.indd v 23/08/19 3:13 PM 23/08/19 3:13 PM
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