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Arts of Independence: The Cultural Argument for Scottish Independence

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"There is only one argument for Scottish independence: the cultural argument. It was there long before North Sea oil had been discovered, and it will be here long after the oil has run out.

How have perceptions of Scottish culture been shaped by its role within Britain?
What would be different about culture in an Independent Scotland?
Why is culture the key to the independence debate?

Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach take a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. Their proposition is that music, painting, architecture and, pre-eminently, literature, are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Neglect them at your peril. For Moffat and Riach, jobs, health and trade are matters of material fact that need to be enlivened by imagination. How can we organise society to help us approach what the arts have to give. Why have we been so poor at representing our arts comprehensively, both within Scotland and internationally? What can be done? How might things be different? The arts are of paramount importance in the modern world. Moffat and Riach take the argument out of the hands of politicians and economists and beyond the petty squabbles of party politics."

Book in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Moffat, A. and Riach, A.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
221
Publisher:
Luath Press Limited

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"There is only one argument for Scottish independence: the cultural argument. It was there long before North Sea oil had been discovered, and it will be here long after the oil has run out.

How have perceptions of Scottish culture been shaped by its role within Britain?
What would be different about culture in an Independent Scotland?
Why is culture the key to the independence debate?

Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach take a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. Their proposition is that music, painting, architecture and, pre-eminently, literature, are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Neglect them at your peril. For Moffat and Riach, jobs, health and trade are matters of material fact that need to be enlivened by imagination. How can we organise society to help us approach what the arts have to give. Why have we been so poor at representing our arts comprehensively, both within Scotland and internationally? What can be done? How might things be different? The arts are of paramount importance in the modern world. Moffat and Riach take the argument out of the hands of politicians and economists and beyond the petty squabbles of party politics."

Book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Moffat, A. and Riach, A.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
221
Publisher:
Luath Press Limited

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