Cornish Studies, Volume 17

Edited by Philip Payton and Shelley Trower

Cornish Studies, Volume 17

Edited by Philip Payton and Shelley Trower

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

240 pages | 6 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2009
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9780859898492 Published June 2010 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

This volume—the latest in the acclaimed Cornish Studies series—addresses issues of sustainability and the china clay region of mid-Cornwall, with articles on landscape, literature, archaeology, political culture, and sustainable communities. Also included are wider comparative discussions on topics such as access to higher education in Cornwall, contemporary Cornish music, St. Piran and the cult of the saints, and issues of authenticity at Cornish heritage sites.


Notes on contributors


1        Clayscapes: Views of a Working Landscape, from Poetry to Oral History

Shelley Trower (University of Exeter)

2        Seeing the Clay Country: The Novels of Jack Clemo

Gemma Goodman (University of Warwick)

3        A Sustainable Literature? Ecocriticism, Environment and a New Eden in Cornwall’s China-Clay Mining Region

Alan M. Kent (Open University and University of La Coruña, Galicia, Spain)

4        A ‘Treasured’ Landscape: Snapshots of Prehistoric Life in mid-Cornwall

Adrian Rodda (Cornwall Archeological Society)

5        Historical Development and Sustainable Development

Ronald Perry (Truro, Cornwall) and Charles Thurlow (St Austell, Cornwall)

6        Electoral Landscapes: Political Ecology of the Clay Country Since 1885

Garry Tregidga (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)

7        Sustainable Communities, Innovation, Social Capital and the Inland China Clay Villages

Joanie Willett (University of Exeter)

8        Accessing Education in Cornwall: Exploring the Structure/Agency Debate among Potential Students

Kerryn Husk (University of Plymouth)

9        Jynwethek Ylow Kernewek: The Significance of Cornish Techno Music

Philip Hayward (Southern Cross University, Australia, and Macquarie University, Australia)

10    ‘Arise St Piran’: The Cult of the Saints and the Redefining of Cornwall

Jesse Harasta (Syracuse University, United States of America)

11    ‘This magical Tudor house’: Cotehele and the Concept of Authenticity: A Chronological Review

Graham Busby (University of Plymouth), Rachel Hunt (National Trust) and Helen Small (University of Plymouth)

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