Wha's like us? Scottish Highland Games in America and identity of the Scot's diaspora

Jenny Flinn, Daniel Turner

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This chapter describes the Son et Lumiere and the way in which it offers opportunities to create and re-create memories of the war that for various reasons have faded over the past century. It examines the different communities involved, the memories that are being renewed and situates Pozieres into a broader context of the First World War centenary. There are two bases for the communities. The first is the notion of geography and place, and in this case, that which has been created in the village of Pozieres as a result of its location during the 1916 Battle of the Somme in the First World War. The second relates to the notion of the field-interactional approach promoted by Wilkinson. Many communities of interest are represented at battle sites, including the nations that fought on opposing sides, local residents, tourists, military and government personnel. The concept of place-based community has been in decline as a result of increasing urbanisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring community events and festivals
EditorsAllan Jepson, Alan Clarke
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317690856
ISBN (Print)9781138023284, 9781138083240
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Event Research Series


  • highland games
  • dispora
  • community event
  • identity
  • Scottish


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