West, Gary

Gary West is a Senior Lecturer in Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh where he teaches material culture, heritage and cultural representation. He received his Ph.D. in Scottish Ethnology and Historical Studies from the University of Edinburgh.

Historical Ethnography of Rural Perthshire, 1750-1950
2007 0-7734-5228-1
This work applies an ethnological approach to the study of changing patterns of social organization over the past two centuries within the author’s native county in Scotland. The result represents a detailed ethnographic study of a period of great change in rural Scotland, but one in which a strong emphasis on tradition ensured a degree of continuity underpinned the daily and seasonal lives of those who earned their livelihoods directly from the soil. This book contains 7 black and white photographs.