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Association and enlightenment : Scottish clubs and societies, 1700-1830 / edited by Mark C. Wallace and Jane Rendall ; foreword by Christopher A. Whatley.

Publication:
Lewisberg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 270 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Studies in eighteenth-century Scotland
Studies in eighteenth-century Scotland
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Subjects:
Scotland.
Clubs -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century.
Clubs -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century.
Societies -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century.
Societies -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century.
Clubs.
Societies.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Social clubs as they existed in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Scotland were varied: they could be convivial, sporting, or scholarly, or they could be a significant and dynamic social force, committed to improvement and national regeneration as well as to sociability. The essays in this volume--the first full-length study of the subject in fifty years-examine the complex history of clubs and societies in Scotland from 1700 to 1830. Contributors address attitudes toward associations, their meeting-places and rituals, their links with the growth of the professions and with literary culture, and the ways in which they were structured by both class and gender. By widening the context in which societies are set, this volume offers a new framework for understanding them, bringing together the inheritance of the Scottish past, the unique and cohesive polite culture of the Scottish Enlightenment, and the broader context of associational patterns common to Britain, Ireland, and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Theory and Practice of Associational Life
1. Politeness, Sociability, and the "Little Platoon": Associational Theory in the Scottish Enlightenment / David Allan
2. Buildings, Associations, and Culture in the Scottish Provincial Town, c. 1700
1830 / Bob Harris
pt. II Professional Men and Their Societies
3. Medical Societies and the Scottish Enlightenment / Jacqueline Jenkinson
4. Professors, Merchants, and Ministers in the Clubs of Eighteenth-Century Glasgow / Ralph McLean
pt. III Clubs, Societies, and Literary Culture
5. "Soaping" and "Shaving" the Public Sphere: James Boswell's "Soaping Club" and Edinburgh Enlightenment Sociability / James J. Caudle
6. The "Bohemian Club": A Study of Edinburgh's Cape Club / Rhona Brown
7. "Caledonia's Bard, Brother Burns": Robert Burns and Scottish Freemasonry / Corey E. Andrews
8. Inventing the Public Sphere: Fictional Club Life in Ireland and Scotland / Martyn J. Powell
pt. IV Gender and Associational Culture
9. Achieving Manhood in Associational Culture: Student Societies and Masculinity in Enlightenment Edinburgh / Rosalind Carr
10. Women's Associations in Scotland, 1790
1830 / Jane Rendall.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Wallace, Mark C., editor.
Rendall, Jane, 1945- editor.
Whatley, Christopher A., writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9781684482665
1684482666
9781684482672
1684482674
9781684482689
9781684482696
9781684482702
OCLC:
1152458032
Publisher Number:
99985761689