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Gypsies and Travellers in housing: the decline of nomadism

Gypsies and Travellers in housing: the decline of nomadism

Smith, David M. and Greenfields, Margaret (2013) Gypsies and Travellers in housing: the decline of nomadism. Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781847428738

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Abstract

This original and timely text is the first published research from the UK to address the neglected topic of the increasing (and largely enforced) settlement of Gypsies and Travellers in conventional housing. It highlights the complex and emergent tensions and dynamics inherent when policy and popular discourse combine to frame ethnic populations within a narrative of movement. The authors have extensive knowledge of the communities and experience as policy practitioners and researchers and consider the changing culture and dynamics experienced by ethnic Gypsies and Travellers. They explore the gendered social, health and economic impacts of settlement and demonstrate the tenacity of cultural formations and their adaptability in the face of policy-driven constraints that are antithetical to traditional lifestyles. The groundbreaking book is essential reading for policy makers; professionals and practitioners working with housed Gypsies and Travellers. It will also be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, social policy and housing specialists and anybody interested in the experiences and responses of marginalized communities in urban and rural settings.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: [1] Copyright: © 2013 Policy Press
Uncontrolled Keywords: nomadism, Gypsies, Travellers, housing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9231

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