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Gypsy-travellers in nineteenth-century society

Author: David Mayall
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book critically examines the nature and source of Gypsy stereotypes.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Mayall
ISBN: 0521323975 9780521323970
OCLC Number: 15427487
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral).
Description: x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; Part I. Nomadism: 2. Itinerancy as a way of life; 3. From fortune-telling to scissor-grinding; Part II. Images: 4. Romany or traveller - definitions and stereotypes; Part III. Responses: 5. Evangelism and the reforming mission; 6. George Smith of Coalville and the legislative attack; 7. The Gypsy versus magistrates, police and local authorities; 8. Summary and conclusion.
Other Titles: Gypsy-travellers in 19th century society.
Responsibility: David Mayall.
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."..an intelligent and important book which improves our understanding of a minority culture as it encountered a new code of intolerance from a "host" society." Canadian Journal of History

 
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