Scottish Crofters

Sue Parman studied Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh during an undergraduate year abroad and returned five years later to do a year and a half of anthropological fieldwork on the Island of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. Over the next forty years she kept in close touch, through letters and return visits, with close friends, anthropologists, historians, writers, and emerging students in search of advice, and produced, in addition to the book Scottish Crofters, numerous articles, poems, and plays linked with her Scottish experience. Scottish Crofters is part of the Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology originally published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, now by Wadsworth; the second edition was published in 2005.