From Waverley to Outlander: reinforcing Scottish Diasporic Identity through Book Consumption
This work was supported by Santander (Santander Doctoral Travel Grant).
Books are arguably fundamental to national identity and scholars across various theoretical perspectives perceive books as being integral to the creation, perpetuation, and myths and symbols of nations. This article uses interview data with leaders of Scottish heritage organizations to investigate the role of books in Scottish diasporic identity. This article concludes that books can be a binding force in diaspora communities, and lived diasporic Scots and ancestral Scots consume different types of Scottish books that reflect personalization of myths and symbols presented in these books.
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Noorda, R. (2018). From Waverley to Outlander: reinforcing Scottish diasporic identity through book consumption. National Identities, 20(4), 361-377.