Social Control and Social Criticism: the nineteenth-century còmhradh

Kidd, S.M. (2000) Social Control and Social Criticism: the nineteenth-century còmhradh. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 20, pp. 67-87.



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The paper discusses the emergence of the còmhradh (dialogue)as the preferred prose genre for the discussion of social issues in the course of the century. It focuses on the way in which the còmhradh was used, first by the Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod (Caraid nan Gaidheal) as a form of Establishment propaganda which aimed to diffuse social unrest during the famines of the 1830s and 1840s, then offers a contrast with the use of the còmhradh in the 1870s and 1880s when it was adopted as part of the campaigning literature of the crofters’ cause.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:dialogue, rosg, Caraid nan Gàidheal, Gaelic prose,
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kidd, Dr Sheila
Authors: Kidd, S.M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1501 Scottish Gaelic Language
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Journal Name:Scottish Gaelic Studies
Publisher:University of Aberdeen
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2000 University of Aberdeen Press
First Published:First published in Scottish Gaelic Studies 20:67-87
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of the editor.

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