The media of modernity: film and new media in the Highlands & Islands 1946-1971: introduction

Goode, I. , Neely, S. , Brown, C. and Munro, E. (2020) The media of modernity: film and new media in the Highlands & Islands 1946-1971: introduction. Northern Scotland, 11(1), pp. 1-10. (doi: 10.3366/nor.2020.0201)

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The Highlands and Islands Film Guild is briefly surveyed in this article that introduces the Special Issue on Media and Modernity. The foundations, principles and manner of operation are outlined, as well as the interdisciplinary research project. The article starts with a review of literature on the nature of society in the Highlands and Islands, and the way that researchers regard it as ‘the other’ in historical and ethnographic research within the United Kingdom. We note the work undertaken in cultural history that has tended to treat the Highland zone as disjoined in governance and everyday life. The researchers’ different approaches and methods are then discussed, moving through specialists in film and television, creative arts, religious and cultural history, and social geography. Finally, the article introduces the articles that follow in the Special Issue.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Neely, Dr Sarah and Munro, Dr Ealasaid and Brown, Professor Callum and Goode, Dr Ian
Authors: Goode, I., Neely, S., Brown, C., and Munro, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Northern Scotland
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN (Online):2042-2717
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Edinburgh University Press
First Published:First published in Northern Scotland 11(1):1-10
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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