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Clubbing Together: Ethnicity, Civility and Formal Sociability in the Scottish Diaspora to 1930

Tanja Bueltmann


Scottish emigrants carried a rich associational culture with them to the new worlds in which they settled, often ‘clubbing together’ along lines of ethnicity shortly after first foot fall. Yet while a crucial element of community life post-migration, no one has yet problematized Scottish associations, such as St Andrew’s societies or Burns clubs, as a series of transnational connections that were deeply rooted in the civic life of their respective communities. This book provides the first global study to capture the wider relevance of the Scots’ associational culture, arguing that associations ... More

Keywords: sasociational culture, Scottish diaspora, migration, ethnicity, transnational, sociability, social structures, associational activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381359
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781384831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tanja Bueltmann, author
Northumbria University