This collection of papers is drawn from the 2011 annual conference of Historical Perspectives, a postgraduate history network based in Scotland. The theme of the conference was ‘Real and Imagined Communities’, and we are proud to present this selection of papers which explore that theme in interesting and new ways. From intellectual communities of the past to the disparate communities of industrial legacy; from lost communities of audiences to nationwide consumers constructed as communities; and from political dissenters across national boundaries, to sidelined ethnic communities within one. These papers ask what community means in the present, and if it can ever be real or even imagined.
eSharp would like to extend its thanks to Historical Perspectives for their input and collaboration in compiling this collection.
Lead Editors: Meagan Butler, Alison Chand, Martha Kirby, William McDougall, Anthony Reynolds
|Danskin, Julie||The 'Hotbed of Genius': Edinburgh's literati and the Community of the Scottish Enlightenment||SI7 - Danskin|
||A ‘Real’ or an ‘Imagined’ Community? Métis as an Aboriginal People in Canada||SI7 - O'Sullivan|
‘To Build a Castle’: The British Construction of Soviet Dissent
|SI7 - Hurst|
||‘Damn You, Turner Brothers’: Compensating UK Asbestos Victims, c.1978-2007||SI7 - McDougall|
||Community Memory and Cinema Culture in South Glasgow, 1945-60||SI7 - Reynolds|
||Advertising Television: Television Discourses and Post-War British Communities, 1945-1955||SI7 - Molar|