Gypsies and Travellers in Housing

The Decline of Nomadism

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

260 pages | 7 tables | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847428738 Published August 2013 For sale in North and South America only
This book examines the increasing—and increasingly enforced—settlement of Gypsies and Travellers into conventional housing. The authors evaluate a range of Gypsy- and Traveller-related policies in areas such as social housing, community cohesion and regeneration, and race relations and equality.  Analyzing the impact of these policies, they offer an unprecedented look into the changing culture and dynamics of ethnic Gypsy and Traveller communities. Ultimately, this volume demonstrates the tenacity and adaptability of cultural formations in the face of policy-driven constraints that are antithetical to traditional lifestyles. 
Contents

List of tables

Acknowledgements

Foreword

 

1 Introduction

2 Space, surveillance and modernity

3 Gypsies, nomads and urbanisation: a social history

4 The research sites and population sample

5 Routes into housing

6 Housing transitions

7 Gypsies, travelers and gorjers: conflict and cooperation

8 Recreating community

9 Young people in housing: aspirations, social relations and identity

10 Conclusion

 

Appendix A: Methodologies

Appendix B: Glossary of words and terms

References

Index

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