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Travellers, Gypsies, Roma: the demonisation of difference

Travellers, Gypsies, Roma: the demonisation of difference

Hayes, Michael and Acton, Thomas, (eds.) (2007) Travellers, Gypsies, Roma: the demonisation of difference. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. ISBN 9781847181275

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Abstract

[Description from publisher's website] This volume hopes to act as a catalyst for some new and exciting areas of enquiry in the more “liminal” interstices of Irish Studies, Traveller Studies, Romani Studies and Diaspora and Migration Studies. These disciplines are all relatively new areas of enquiry in modern Ireland, a country whose society has witnessed very rapid and wide-ranging cultural and demographic change within the short space of a decade.

The issue of multiculturalism is not one which is particularly new to Irish society as a number of contributors to this volume point out. What is new however is an increased acknowledgement of diversity and multiculturalism in Ireland and Europe as a whole. Such an acknowledgement makes increased dialogue between “mainstream” society, older minorities such as the Irish Travellers and the many newer immigrant communities such as the Roma all the more necessary.

For such constructive dialogue to take place it is vital that migratory peoples and their particular expressions of postcolonial identity be voiced and valued. These identities are both complex and diverse and frequently straddle a number of countries and national identities. It is hoped that this volume will go some way towards the cultivation of such dialogue.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: [1] As well as co-editing the collection, Thomas Acton also contributed Chapter One - Acton, Thomas (2007) Human rights as a perspective on entitlements: the debate over ‘Gypsy Fairs’ in England. In: Travellers, Gypsies, Roma: the demonisation of difference. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, UK, pp. 1-16. ISBN 9781847181275 (see also http://gala.gre.ac.uk/6977/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnicity, Roma, Gypsies
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5183

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