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Title: Bearing memory : re-visioning Scottish traveller stories from 1950-2013
Author: Green, Rosalind Margaret
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2013
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The Scottish Gypsy Travellers have transmitted their stories as a living oral tradition for centuries, partly to maintain their distinct cultural identity, partly as an educational tool, 'and partly as entertainment. My thesis proposes that the 'discovery' of a select group of Scottish Gypsy Traveller memory-bearers by the folklorist Hamish Henderson played a leading role in the Scottish Folk Revival. It additionally suggests that while this 'discovery' has contributed to the re-inscribing of Scotland's national identity, its legacy, in terms of re-defining the socio-cultural praxis of the wider Scottish Gypsy Traveller community itself, has been negligible
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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