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Gibson, C.W. c.w.gibson at rug.nl
Thu Sep 21 14:17:39 EDT 2017


*with apologies for cross-posting, and for shameless self-promotion*

Corey Gibson's *The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish
Cultural Politics* (EUP 2015), which is based on Ross Roy medal-winning
research, and which was shortlisted for the Saltire Research Book of the
Year Award in 2015, is now available in paperback, for £13.99.

https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-voice-of-the-people.html

*The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural
Politics* (2015)
looks to resituate Henderson as a major theorist of cultural politics in
Scotland, emphasising his role as the first to translate the great Italian
Marxist, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) into English, as much as the
larger-than-life figure he cut in clubs, lecture halls, and pubs during the
high-tide of the post-war folk revival. It looks to his political
philosophy as informed by the anti-fascist struggle before and during WWII,
as well as his ‘discovery’ and promotion of Jeannie Robertson (1908-1975),
‘the world’s greatest folksinger’. And it takes his ‘flytings’ with the
great nationalist-communist poet Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) to be a
self-conscious performance of some of the most vital debates of the
mid-twentieth-century: that between mass culture and the avant-garde;
between political vanguardism and collective, social-democratic advancement.


-- 
Dr Corey Gibson

Taylor Research Fellow
Harrison Institute
University of Virginia

Assistant Professor
Modern English Literature
Faculty of Arts
University of Groningen
Netherlands

Twitter: @coreywgibson

Corey Gibson, *The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish
Cultural Politics* (EUP 2015) Shortlisted for the Saltire Research Book of
the Year Award 2015. Out in paperback August 2017.
http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748696574
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