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Morag Josephine Grant

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Page Range

pp. 231-240

Print Length

9 pages

11. Preliminary Conclusions

A Song and Its Culture

Chapter of: Auld Lang Syne: A Song and its Culture(pp. 231–240)
The penultimate chapter takes stock of the story this far, summarises the main findings and outlines three key factors that help explain the success not just of this song, but potentially others as well: the role of fraternal-type organisations; the role of theatre and print media; and the role of time, ritual and remembrance of things past in human social life and the obligations we bear to one another.