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The origins of Gypsies/Roma/Travellers: The limitations of a standpoint approach

The origins of Gypsies/Roma/Travellers: The limitations of a standpoint approach

Acton, Thomas (2008) The origins of Gypsies/Roma/Travellers: The limitations of a standpoint approach. In: International Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference, 28-30 August 2008, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Using the exonym currently politically correct in UK translations of EU policies, the author discusses the extent of possibilities for explaining theories of the origins of Roma/Gypsies/Travellers by the social interests and situation of the theorists. In doing so, he will take account of his own experience of being asked by Travellers/Roma/Gypsies to offer or defend a position “as a Gaujo/Gajo”, or “as an academic” or “as a sociologist” or “as a Christian”, and of debates in the June 2008 UK government-funded Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Romani history, standpoint theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5364

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