Souvenirs and the commodification of Scottish national identity.
This paper will examine the commodification of Scottish craft to satisfy the demands of tourism, and ultimately the problematic outcome of the consumption of craft objects as souvenirs. Using as primary source material the magazine Craftwork: Scotland's Crafts Magazine, a periodical dedicated to the crafts in Scotland, as well as contemporary reports from Scottish organisations such the Highlands and Islands Development Board, this paper will argue that what was happening in Scotland, with respect to craft economy and types of craft practice, was in many ways distinct from concurrent developments in England and Wales.
|Presentation Conference Type||Conference Paper (unpublished)|
|Start Date||Jul 19, 2007|
|Publication Date||Jul 23, 2007|
|Institution Citation||PEACH, A. 2007. Souvenirs and the commodification of Scottish national identity. Presented at the 5th Annual international research conference of the Leeds Metropolitan University Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change: things that move: the material worlds of tourism and travel, 19-23 July 2007, Leeds, UK.|
|Keywords||Scottish craft; Souvenirs; Tourism; Scotland; Craft economy|
PEACH 2007 Souvenirs and the commodification
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