The Markers and Rules of Scottish National Identity

  title={The Markers and Rules of Scottish National Identity},
  author={Richard C. Kiely and F. Bechhofer and R. Stewart and D. Mccrone},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={33 - 55}
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… Expand
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