Written by a leading sociologist of Scotland, this ground-breaking new introduction is a comprehensive account of the social, political, economic and cultural processes at work in contemporary Scottish society. At a time of major uncertainty and transformation The New Sociology of Scotland explores every aspect of Scottish life. Placed firmly in the context of globalisation, the text: • examines a broad range of topics including race and ethnicity, social inequality, national identity, health, class, education, sport, media and culture, among many others. • looks at the ramifications of recent political events such as British General Election of 2015, the Scottish parliament election of May 2016, and the Brexit referendum of June 2016. • uses learning features such as further reading and discussion questions to stimulate students to engage critically with issues raised. Written in a lucid and accessible style, The New Sociology of Scotland is an indispensable guide for students of sociology and politics.

Scotland and the World

Scotland and the World

Consider this. Just at the point at which the political movement for Scottish independence has never been stronger, indigenous control of Scottish industry has never been weaker. The Scottish economy has been hollowed out by ‘globalisation’; it is hard to deny the ‘branch-plant’ status of Scotland (see Chapter 8). This applies to heavy industry and manufacturing, such as is left. The banking crash of 2008 removed the Scottish banks from their historic hub status at the centre of the Scottish economy. What appears to be left is the semblance of Scottishness, not its substance. The puzzle we confront in this chapter is how to reconcile the political demands for greater self-government with the hollowing-out of the Scottish ...

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