The Modern Scottish Diaspora: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives
The Modern Scottish Diaspora: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives
Edinburgh University Press

The Modern Scottish Diaspora: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives

  • Publish Date: 2014-08-31
  • Binding: Paperback

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Explores the connectedness of the diaspora to the homeland from a variety of different perspectives

This book explores a range of different perspectives on the Scottish diaspora, reflecting a growing interest in the subject from academics, politicians and policy makers and coinciding with Scotland's second year of homecoming in 2014. The Scottish Government has actively developed a diaspora strategy, not least in order to encourage 'roots tourism', as those individuals of Scots descent come back to visit their 'homeland' diaspora.

Key Features

* Examines the importance of links within the Scottish diaspora for Scots both at home and abroad.
* Multi-disciplinary perspectives from literature to sport
* Of interest to policy makers, genealogists, tourism bodies, politicians and general public

The Scots form one of the world's largest diasporas, with around 30 million people worldwide claiming a Scottish ancestry. There are few countries around the globe without a Caledonian Society, a Burns Club, a Scottish country dance society, or similar organisation. The diaspora is therefore of interest to politicians, to public policy makers and to Scottish business; as well as to those working in the media, in sport, in literature and in music.


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