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Gypsy identities, 1500-2000 : from Egipcyans and Moon-men to the ethnic Romany

Author: David Mayall
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study locates these debates in their historical perspective, tracing the origins and reproduction of the various ways of defining and representing the Gypsy from the early sixteenth century to the present day. Starting with a consideration of the early modern description of Gypsies as Egyptians, land pirates and vagabonds, the volume goes on to examine the racial classification of the nineteenth century and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Mayall
ISBN: 1857289609 9781857289602
OCLC Number: 52086253
Description: viii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. different faces of the Gypsy --
2. Gypsy studies and socially constructed identities --
3. Egyptians, land-pirates, moon-men and vagabonds: the Gypsy in early modern England --
4. Race: the evolution of an idea --
5. Constructing the true Romany: Gypsy racial identity from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century --
6. origins of the real Romany: from Heinrich Grellmann to the Gypsy lorists --
7. Gypsy ethnicity: the concept, the legal battle and Gypsy politics --
8. Constructing the ethnic Gypsy: themes and approaches --
9. Nuisances, dead dogs and gypsies --
10. So, who are the Gypsies?
Responsibility: David Mayall.
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Gypsies have lived in England since the early sixteenth century, yet considerable confusion and disagreement remain over the precise identity of the group.  Read more...

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'Gypsy Identities is informative, thought provoking and innovative, and should find a home in every university research library, and on bookshelves in the homes of many Gypsies, Gypsy scholars, Read more...

 
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