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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Suzanneen_UK
dc.contributor.editorCarruthers, Gen_UK
dc.contributor.editorGoldie, Den_UK
dc.contributor.editorRenfrew, Aen_UK
dc.description.abstractAs scholars of the 'Anglo-American ballad' tradition have frequently observed, ballads have proved to be ideal carriers of cultural information. During periods of emigration from Scotland to North America throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, ballads that crossed the Atlantic – whether transmitted orally by singers or printed in broadsides and chapbooks – retained markers of their Scottish origins while also adapting to new circumstances, a process aided by the ballad’s combination of compelling themes and formal strategies for containment and transmission. This chapter considers a particularly enduring strand of the tradition: the outlaw-hero ballad as developed in Scotland and the United States. Comparing Scottish and American outlaw-hero ballads reveals cultural factors that govern variation in the character type and its representations. And while acknowledging the common attributes of outlaws across cultures, this approach complicates the notion of an abstract, universal 'social banditry'.en_UK
dc.relationGilbert S (2012) Alliance and Defiance in Scottish and American Outlaw-Hero Ballads. In: Carruthers G, Goldie D & Renfrew A (eds.) Scotland and the 19th-Century World. SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature, 18. Amsterdam and New Jersey: Rodopi, pp. 71-92.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature, 18en_UK
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dc.subjectoutlaw legendsen_UK
dc.subjectAnglo-American balladen_UK
dc.subjectWalter Scotten_UK
dc.subjectRobin Hooden_UK
dc.subject'Railroad Bill' balladsen_UK
dc.subjectJoseph Ritsonen_UK
dc.subjectWilliam Wallaceen_UK
dc.subjectRob Royen_UK
dc.subjectHighland characteren_UK
dc.subjectborder reiversen_UK
dc.subjectJesse Jamesen_UK
dc.subject'Billy the Kid'en_UK
dc.subjectMexican-American disputesen_UK
dc.subjectBorder 'debatable lands' in Scotlanden_UK
dc.subjectrescue narrativesen_UK
dc.titleAlliance and Defiance in Scottish and American Outlaw-Hero Balladsen_UK
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dc.citation.btitleScotland and the 19th-Century Worlden_UK
dc.publisher.addressAmsterdam and New Jerseyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEnglish Studiesen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorGilbert, Suzanne|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorCarruthers, G|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorGoldie, D|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorRenfrew, A|en_UK
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