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Cornish Studies Volume 8

Edited by Philip Payton

Cornish Studies Volume 8
Paperback, 200 pages £25.00
Published: 2000
ISBN: 9780859896825
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, History, South-West Studies
Series: Cornish Studies

The eighth volume in the acclaimed paperback series . . . the only county series that can legitimately claim to represent the past and present of a nation.

Contributions by
Lynn Abrams, Katherine Bradley, Graham Busby, Paul Cockerham, Treve Crago, Bernard Deacon, Amy Hale, Zoë Hambly, Dorothy Mindenhall, Philip Payton, Ronald Perry, Sharron P. Schwartz, Garry Tregidga and Simon Trezise

1. Introduction

2. "On my grave a marble stone" - early modern Cornish memorialization, Paul Cockerham

3. Choosing the group - 19th-century non-mining Cornish in British Columbia, Dorothy Mindenhall

4. Celt and Saxon - stereotypes and counter-stereotypes of the late Victorian period, Simon Trezise

5. "No place for a woman" - gender at work in Cornwall's metalliferous mining industry, Sharron P. Schwartz

6. "The best men in Shetland" - woman, gender and place in peripheral communities, Lyn Abrams

7. "The breadwinners" - gender, locality and diversity in late Victorian and Edwardian Cornwall, Ronald Perry

8. "If the vote is good for Jack, why not for Jill" - the Women's Suffrage Movement in Cornwall 1970-1914, Katherine Bradley

9. "Play the game as men play it" - women in Cornish politics 1918-1922, Treve Crago

10. "Bodmin man" - Peter Bessell and the Liberal revival, Garry Tregidga

11. "In the eye of the sun" - the Cornish Gorseth and esoteric druidry, Amy Hale

12. Literary tourism and the Daphne du Maurier festival, Graham Busby and Zoe Hambly

13. In search of the "missing turn" - the spatial dimension and Cornish studues, Bernard Deacon

Review Article

13. Breaking the Chains and Forging New Links, Bernard Deacon

Notes on Contributors

'Cornish Studies is a wide-ranging and stimulating series. The topics which it covers relate primarily to the development of Cornish culture and society, past and present, but they are often of relevance far beyond Cornwall. It is meticulously edited to a very high standard, and beautifully produced. Its contents and format make it a most attractive and useful contribution to knowledge, accessible to the general reader as well as to the academic.' (Donald E. Meek, Professor of Celtic, University of Aberdeen)

Philip Payton is Professor of Cornish and Australian Studies in the University of Exeter and Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University’s Cornwall campus. He is also the author of A.L. Rowse in Cornwall: A Paradoxical Patriot and numerous other books on Cornwall and the Cornish.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 200 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS018000, HIS054000, SOC002000
 University of Exeter Press


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