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Cornish Studies Volume 10

Edited by Philip Payton

Cornish Studies Volume 10
Paperback, 336 pages £25.00
Published: 2002
ISBN: 9780859897334
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, History, South-West Studies
Series: Cornish Studies

The tenth 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
Allen Buckley, Treve Crago, Bernard Deacon, Amy Hale, Edwin Jaggard, Neil Kennedy, Alan M. Kent, Kenneth MacKinnon, Philip Payton, Ronald Perry, Sharron P. Schwartz, Mark Stoyle, Charles Thomas, Garry Tregidga, Colin H. Williams and Malcolm Williams

1. Introduction

2. The New Cornish Studies: New Discipline or Rhetorically Defined Space? Bernard Deacon

3. The New Cornish Social Science, Malcolm Williams

4. On Ideology, Identity and Integrity, Colin H. Williams

5. Cornish Archaeology at the Millennium, Charles Thomas

6. Looking Forward to Looking Back: The Study of Medieval History in Cornwall, Allen Buckley

7. Re-discovering Difference: The Recent Historiography of Early Modern Cornwall, Mark Stoyle

8. Industrial Celts? Cornish Identity in the Age of Technological Prowess, Philip Payton

9. Cornish Migration Studies: An Epistemological and Paradigmatic Critique, Sharron P. Schwartz

10. The Making of Modern Cornwall, 1800-2000: A Geo-Economic Perspective, Ronald Perry

11. Party, Personality and Place: Researching the Politics of Modern Cornwall, Garry Tregidga

12. Brian Elvins and Nineteenth-Century Cornish Electoral Politics, Edwin Jaggard

13. 'In Some State...': A Decade of the Literature and Literary Studies of Cornwall, Alan M. Kent

14. Cornish Studies and Cornish Culture(s): Evaluations and Directions, Amy Hale

15. Defining the Spectre: Outlining the Academic Potential of the 'CAVA Movement', Treve Crago

16. Cornish at its Millennium: An Independent Study of the Language Undertaken in 2000, Kenneth MacKinnon

17. Fatel Era Ny A Keel? Revived Cornish: Taking Stock, Neil Kennedy

Notes on Contributors

'Congratulations are due to Professor Philip Payton, the Institute of Cornish Studies and University of Exeter Press on this, the tenth volume in the series Cornish Studies. Its publication marks an important milestone in the development of Cornish Studies as an area of academic activity. Over the last decade or so we have seen the emergence of an energetic 'new' Cornish Studies, which has sought to engage with major scholarly debates such as those surrounding 'Britishness', 'Celticity', identity, gender, the politics of the periphery, language revival, and ethnicity and emigration. Often courageous and always innovative, these new interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to studying Cornwall and the Cornish have allowed Cornish Studies to escape the narrow confines of 'English local history' to embrace what have been termed the 'new Cornish historiography' and the 'new Cornish social science'. Nowhere has this been more evident than within the pages of Cornish Studies itself, the series becoming a showcase for the latest and best Cornish work as well as placing consideration of Cornwall and the Cornish very firmly within the wider context of the 'Atlantic Archipelago'. (Professor Máiréad Nic Craith, Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages, University of Ulster)

'The outcome and intention has been to place Cornwall squarely in new debates about the nature of 'Britishness' and the territorial identities' (Western Morning News)

'. . . essential reading for any ‘student of Cornwall’' (Cornish Studies Six Cornish Forefathers Society, April 1999)

‘Its tenth anniversary edition, now out from the University of Exeter Press, essentially seeks to define where “New Cornish Studies” has travelled over the past decade and where it ought to be travelling in the decade to come.’ (Cornish Studies Ten, Western Morning News, February 2003)

‘The outcome and intention has been to place Cornwall squarely in new debates about the nature of “Britishness” and the territorial identities’ (Cornish Studies Ten, Western Morning News, February 2003)

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 , 336 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS018000, HIS054000, SOC053000
 University of Exeter Press


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