A history of everyday life in twentieth-century Scotland by Lynn Abrams; Callum G Brown

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This ‘script’ is approached from a different angle by Elaine McFarland who, in exploring the management of death in Scotland, shows how the rituals changed, especially late in the century, surrounding this rite de passage. Even death – both the experience and its management – was not immune to the dramatic changes in everyday life. A second approach is to look at the theme of resistance. The essays examine how it was precisely within the routines of everyday life that twentieth-century Scots resisted power and authority and challenged hegemonic ideologies and ways of being.

34. 35. 36. 37. 38. Scotland’. An exception is C. Harvie, No Gods and Precious Few Heroes: Twentieth Century Scotland (Edinburgh, 1998). M. Weir, Shoes were for Sunday (London, 1973): F. Macdonald, Crowdie and Cream (London, 1982); R. Glasser, Growing Up in the Gorbals (London, 1986); J. Burnside, A Lie About my Father (London, 2006). Such as J. D. Stephenson and C. G. Brown, ‘The view from the workplace: women and work in Stirling 1900–1950’, in E. Gordon and E. Breitenbach (eds), The World Is Ill Divided: Women’s Work in Scotland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Edinburgh, 1990), pp.

A. 1700–1860’, in J. ), Labour and Leisure in Historical Perspective (Stuttgart, 1994); C. G. Brown, Up-helly-aa: Custom, Culture and Community in Shetland (Manchester, 1998). 16. P. L. Berger and T. Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality (Harmondsworth, 1969), especially pp. 21–5. 17. E. Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (orig. 1959, London, 1990). 18. S. Cohen and L. Taylor, Escape Attempts: the Theory and Practice of Resistance to Everyday Life (London, 1992), p. 66 et seq.

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