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Gypsies and Travellers in housing : the decline of Nomadism

Author: David M Smith; Margaret Greenfields
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, David M.
Gypsies and Travellers in housing.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Smith; Margaret Greenfields
ISBN: 9781847428745 1847428746
OCLC Number: 855505073
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents: GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS IN HOUSING; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; David adds:; Margaret writes:; Foreword; 1. Introduction; Cultural trauma and collective resilience; 2. Space, surveillance and modernity; Policy and settlement; Outsiders in urban society; Modernity, space and exclusion; Ethnicity, social closure and legislation; 3. Gypsies, nomads and urbanisation: a social history; Settlement in the 19th and 20th centuries; Irish nomads in Britain; The 'Metropolitan Gypsyries'; Between nomadism and settlement: the interwar 'van towns'; 4. The research sites and population sample. IntroductionThe population data; Purposive studies of housed Gypsies and Travellers; 5. Routes into housing; Site provision and 'enforced' housing; Housing officers and housing allocation; Family, responsibility and housing; 6. Housing transitions; Adapting to 'bricks and mortar'; Perceptions of neighbourhood; Gendered transitions; Authenticity and identity; Successful transitions; 7. Gypsies, Travellers and gorjers: conflict and cooperation; Settlement and discrimination; Stereotypes and social closure; Responses to racism: masculinity and solidarity. Social mixing and intergroup classifications: locals and outsiders8. Recreating community; Spatial management and residential segregation; Rebuilding community: housing exchanges and Choice Based Letting; Gender, networks and community; Self isolation; 9. Young people in housing: aspirations, social relations and identity; Gender social reproduction and transformation; Hybridisation and cultural identity; Mixed families; Neighbourhood attachment and inter-ethnic solidarities; 10. Conclusion; Social inclusion, diversity and cultural resilience; Policy responses and recommendations. Further researchAppendix A: Methodologies; Literature review; Secondary analysis of Gypsy Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) data; Focus group data; Questionnaires and individual interviews; Appendix B: Glossary of words and terms; Index.
Responsibility: David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields.

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