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At Home in the Hills: Sense of Place in the Scottish Borders

At Home in the Hills: Sense of Place in the Scottish Borders (Hardback)

By Gray, John N.

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To most outsiders, the hills of the Scottish Borders are a bleak and foreboding space - usually made to represent the stigmatized Other, Ad Finis, by the centers of power in Edinburgh, London, and Brussels. At a time when globalization seems to threaten outr sense of place, peopl...e of the Scottish borderlands provide a vivid case study of how the being-in-place is central to the sense of self and identity. Since the end of the thirteenth century, people living in the Scottish Border hills have engaged in armed raiding on the frontier with England, developed capitalist sheep farming in the newly united kingdom of Great Britain, and are struggling to maintain their family farms in one of the marginal agricultural rural regions of the European Community. Throughout their history, sheep farmers living in these hills have established an abiding sense of place in which family and farm have become refractions of each other. Adopting a phenomenological perspecitve, this book concentrates on the contemporary farming practices - shepherding, selling lambs and rams at auctions - as well as family and class relations through which hill sheep fuse people, place, and way of life to create this sense of being-at-home in the hills.
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ISBN 9781571817396
Released NZ 9 Aug 2000
Publisher Berghahn Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781571817396
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Berghahn Books
Imprint Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Released 9 Aug 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gray, John N.
Category Anthropology
Rural Communities
Regional Geography
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 307.72094137
Weight 476g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Sheep ranchers, Scotland, Borders Region, Sheep ranches
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly