The Markers and Rules of Scottish National Identity

  title={The Markers and Rules of Scottish National Identity},
  author={R. Kiely and F. Bechhofer and R. Stewart and D. McCrone},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={33 - 55}
  • R. Kiely, F. Bechhofer, +1 author D. McCrone
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Review
  • This article examines how people set about the task of national identity construction and maintenance in the context of a study of landed and arts elites in Scotland. With reference to our empirical material throughout, we outline the key national identity processes: claim, attribution and the receipt of claims and attributions. Central to these are identity markers and rules. Identity markers are those social characteristics presented to others to support a national identity claim and looked… CONTINUE READING
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