The Scottish Sixties: Reading, Rebellion, Revolution?

Eleanor Bell, Linda Gunn (Editor)

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Although a number of publications have appeared in recent years marking the importance of the ‘swinging sixties’, many tend to be personally reflective in nature and London-centric in their coverage. By contrast, The Scottish Sixties: Reading, Rebellion, Revolution? addresses this misrepresentation and in so doing fills a gap in both Scottish and British literary and cultural studies. Through a series of academic analyses based on archival records, ephemera and work produced during the 1960s, this volume focuses, uniquely, on Scotland. In its concern with some of the key figures of Scottish cultural life, the book considers amongst other topics the implications of censorship, the role of little magazines in shaping cultural debates, the radical nature of much Scottish literature of the time, developments in the avant-garde and the role of experiment in theatre, film, TV, fine art and music.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages315
ISBN (Electronic)9789401209809
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Publication series

NameSCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature
ISSN (Print)1571-0734


  • Scotland
  • literary and cultural studies
  • 1960s


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  • Introduction

    Bell, E., 14 Aug 2013, The Scottish Sixties: Reading, Rebellion, Revolution? . Bell, E. & Gunn, L. (eds.). Amsterdam, p. 13-21 8 p.

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