Wicker men andStraw dogs: internal colonialism in Celtic novels and films 1968–1978Marion Gibson
- National Identities, June 2013, Taylor & Francis
- DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2012.732052
What is it about?
Using Michael Hechter's theory of internal colonialism, the article analyses texts set in or related to Cornwall - Ritual, Straw Dogs, The Wicker Man, The Siege of Trencher's Farm - to see how Celts were portrayed as dangerous in 1960s and 1970s fiction.
Why is it important?
Challenges stereotypes of the Celt and Anglo-Saxon; looks at several little-known texts alongside canonical ones; contributes to modern area studies, British Studies, Celtic studies, Cornish Studies
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