Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars (Hardback)
  • Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars (Hardback)
zoom

Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars (Hardback)

(author), (series editor)
£115.00
Hardback 266 Pages / Published: 13/11/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In November 1918, the implementation of agrarian change in the Scottish Highlands threatened another wave of unemployment and eviction for the land-working population, which led to widespread and varied social protest. Those who had been away on war service (and their families) faced returning to exactly the same social and economic conditions in the Scottish Highlands they had hoped they had left behind in the struggle to make 'a land fit for heroes'. Widespread and varied social protest rapidly followed. It argues that, previously, there has been a failure to capture fully the geography, chronology typology and rate of occurrence of these events. The book not only offers new insights and a greater understanding of what was happening in the Highlands in this period, but illustrates how a range of forms of protest were used which demand attention, not least for the fact that these events, unlike most of the earlier Land Wars period, were successful. There are functioning townships in the Highlands today that owe their existence to the land invasions of the 1920s. The book innovatively concentrates on formulating explanation and interpretation from within and looks to the crofting landscape as base, means and motive to disturbance and interpretation. It proposes that protest is much more convincingly understood as an expression of environmental ethics from 'the bottom up' coming increasingly into conflict with conservationist views expressed from 'the top down' It focuses on individual case studies in order to engage more convincingly with an important evidential base - that of popular memory of land disturbances - and to adopt a frame and lens through which to explore the fluid and contingent nature of protest performances. Based upon the belief that in the study of landscapes of social protest the old shibboleth of space as solely passive setting and symbolic register is no longer tenable is paid here to nature/culture interactions, to vernacular ecological b

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781472411372
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

Central Liverpool 1890
Added to basket
£2.95
Sheet map, folded
A History of the World in Twelve Maps
Added to basket
Middlesbrough
Added to basket
£9.99
Sheet map, folded
Lochnagar
Added to basket
Central Huddersfield 1889
Added to basket
£2.95
Sheet map, folded
London: A History in Maps
Added to basket
The Map That Changed the World
Added to basket
Great Maps
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Meteorology and Flight
Added to basket
Calverley 1915
Added to basket
£3.00
Sheet map, folded
Birmingham
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Mr Selden's Map of China
Added to basket
Great Railway Maps of the World
Added to basket
Wakefield (West) 1905
Added to basket
£3.00
Sheet map, folded
The Making of the English Landscape
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.