Crossing the Boundaries in Gaelic Fiction

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Abstract

The social articulation of difference, from the minority perspective, is a complex, on-going negotiation that seeks to authorize cultural hybridities that emerge in moments of historical transformation. The ‘right’ to signify from the periphery of authorized power and privilege does not depend on the persistence of tradition; it is resourced by the power of tradition to be reinscribed through the conditions of contingency and contradictoriness that attend upon the lives of those who are ‘in the minority’. The recognition that tradition bestows is a partial form of identification. (Bhabha 2007, 3)
Original languageEnglish
JournalScottish Gaelic Studies
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018

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