The Individual and Community Life (Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, vol 9)

Mark Mulhern (Editor), John Beech (Editor), Owen Hand (Editor), Jeremy Weston (Editor)

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Abstract

In life there are events common to all individuals as consequence of the simple fact that they are alive. Study of the ways in which these common events affect different individuals of differing cultural backgrounds helps to guide us to a more informed understanding of the human experience. In The Individual and Community Life this has been achieved in four parts. In Part One the notable stages of the life cycle – birth, death, childhood and maturity – are considered. However, there are many external, independent and varied influences which shape a life. Part Two widens the scope of topics examined before going on to more directly consider the placing of the individual within a community. The different types of community, from secure settlements to travelling societies are then explored in Part Three. The final section looks at a different kind of community, that of the wider ethnic and social world and of the results of immigration into Scotland, where a large variety of cultures have arrived, forcing the Scottish community to reassess itself.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherBilinn
Number of pages671
Volume9
ISBN (Print)0 85976 632 2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • individual
  • COMMUNITY
  • SCOTLAND
  • HEALTH
  • WORK
  • DEATH

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