Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 April 2009

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780748637133

Bookseller Code (06)

Intending Scotland

Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Cairns Craig

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Challenges negative conceptions of the Scottish cultural past and of the failures of Scotland's cultural development
  • Sets Scotland's recent political development in the context of its cultural achievements in the twentieth century
  • Deals with major figures in Scottish culture - Hume, Reid - and shows how our modern understanding of them is dependent on the work of later Scottish thinkers
  • Engages with prominent critics in contemporary theory -- Anderson, Derrida, Bhabha, Kearney -- and develops a critique of them from a Scottish perspective.