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Irish travellers : the unsettled life

Author: Sharon Gmelch; George Gmelch
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anthrogologists George and Sharon Gmelch have lived among the itinerant people known as Travelers since their first fieldwork in the early 1970s. In 2011 they returned to seek out families they had knows decades before--shadowed by a film crew and taking with them hundreds of old photographs that they shared with Traveller friends and acquaintances. Many of those black-and-white photos are included in this book,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Gmelch; George Gmelch
ISBN: 9780253014535 0253014530
OCLC Number: 869265237
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention, 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, Social Sciences2015 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library Selection.
Winner of 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards finalist.
Winner of Honorable Mention, 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, Social Sciences.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: From tinkers to travellers --
First fieldwork --
Return to a changing Ireland --
Cork --
Kathleen Mongan Keenan : Pushed from pillar to post --
The road to Ennis --
Galway --
Paddy Houlahan : Living on the edge of your town --
Tuam --
Mary Warde Moriarty : Not all Travellers wanted the same thing --
Martin Ward : We've come a long way --
Full circle --
Martin Collins : Traveller politics have been my life --
Unsettled identity, unsettled life.
Responsibility: Sharon Bohn Gmelch and George Gmelch.

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"Anthrogologists George and Sharon Gmelch have lived among the itinerant people known as Travelers since their first fieldwork in the early 1970s. In 2011 they returned to seek out families they had knows decades before--shadowed by a film crew and taking with them hundreds of old photographs that they shared with Traveller friends and acquaintances. Many of those black-and-white photos are included in this book, alongside more recent photos and personal narratives that reveal how Travelers lives have changed and what it means to be a Traveler today"--

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This book is an excellent introduction to how cultural anthropologists use classic methodologies such as interviews and observations to present a narrative of a community with rich traditions. In Read more...

 
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