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Cornish Studies Volume 12

Edited by Philip Payton

Cornish Studies Volume 12
Paperback, 320 pages £25.00
Published: 2005
ISBN: 9780859897563
Format: 229mm x 150mm
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, History, South-West Studies
Series: Cornish Studies

The twelfth 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
Graham Busby, Terry Chapman, Ian Clarke, Yolande Collins, Bernard Deacon, Helen Doe, Lucy Ellis, Jonathan Howlett, Alan M. Kent, Sandra Kippen, Adrian Lee, Sharon Lowenna, Kenneth MacKinnon, Kayleigh Milden, Brian Murdoch, Philip Payton and Garry Tregidga

1. Introduction

2. From 'Cornish Studies' to 'Critical Cornish Studies': Reflections on Methodology, Bernard Deacon

3. Putting the Kitsch into Kernow, Jonathan Howlett

4. 'Noscitur A Sociis': Jenner, Duncombe-Jewell and their Milieu, Sharon Lowenna

5. Talking Identity: Understanding Cornwall's Oral Culture Through Group Dialogue, Garry Tregidga and Lucy Ellis

6. 'Drill Cores': A Newly-Found Manuscript of Cousin Jack Narratives from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, Alan M. Kent

7. 'Are You Church or Chapel?' Perceptions of Spatial and Spiritual Identity within Cornish Methodism, Kayleigh Milden

8. The Contested Cornish Church Heritage, Graham Busby

9. 'A Match, a Meal, and a Song': The Early Years of Cricket in Cornwall, Ian Clarke

10. Radon at South Crofty Mine: The Social Construction of an Occupational Health and Safety Issue, Sandra Kippen and Yolande Collins

11. The National Dock Labour Scheme in Cornwall, Terry Chapman

12. Positions, Patronage, and Preference: Political Influence in Fowey Before 1832, Helen Doe

13. 'As Cornish As Possible'-'Not an Outcast Anymore': Speakers' and Learners' Opinions on Cornish, Kenneth MacKinnon

14. Rex David, Bersabe, and Syr Urry: A Comparative Approach to a Scene in the Cornish Origo Mundi, Brian Murdoch

Review Article

15. Mebyon Kernow, Adrian Lee

'For more than ten years Cornish Studies has helped make Cornwall one of the better studied and documented parts of the British Isles. Each issue contains fascinating new research over the broadest agenda. The distinctiveness of Cornwall, as well as its similarities with and relationship to other regions, are given sharp focus. I'm especially glad its purview stretches as far as Australia. Cornish Studies deserves to be read across the Cornish world and beyond. (Professor Eric Richards, Department of History, Flinders University of South Australia)

'Cornish Studies provides a fresh, accessible and illuminating insight into the many-sided history and culture of Cornwall. The interdisciplinary and comparative approach encouraged by the editor, Philip Payton, has proved particularly rewarding and has deepened our understanding of Celtic societies in general.' (Professor Geraint H. Jenkins, Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth)

'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 Edinburgh)

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 , 320 pages
 229mm x 150mm

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


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