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Whalsay: Symbol, Segment and Boundary in a Shetland Island Community

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This book is pretty much required reading for anyone studying social science issues in Shetland. You can't get around Cohen's works. His writings on meaning, identity, and symbolism would be very valuable for anyone writing on the importance of heritage in rural societies and this book is probably his most comprehensive, though he has been quite prolific.

The one complaint that I've heard levelled against it is that it is largely male-centric (Abrams, 2006, for example), focusing on relationships and meanings for and of men on Whalsay, with relatively little to say about the lives of women on the island.

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Author(s):
Anthony P. Cohen
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719023394
ISBN-13:
9780719023392
Number of pages:
236
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Whalsay: Symbol, Segment and Boundary in a Shetland Island Community

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This book is pretty much required reading for anyone studying social science issues in Shetland. You can't get around Cohen's works. His writings on meaning, identity, and symbolism would be very valuable for anyone writing on the importance of heritage in rural societies and this book is probably his most comprehensive, though he has been quite prolific.

The one complaint that I've heard levelled against it is that it is largely male-centric (Abrams, 2006, for example), focusing on relationships and meanings for and of men on Whalsay, with relatively little to say about the lives of women on the island.

Author(s):
Anthony P. Cohen
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719023394
ISBN-13:
9780719023392
Number of pages:
236
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Whalsay: Symbol, Segment and Boundary in a Shetland Island Community

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