Becoming conspicuous : Irish Travellers, society and the state : 1922-70 (Book, 2006) []
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Becoming conspicuous : Irish Travellers, society and the state : 1922-70

Becoming conspicuous : Irish Travellers, society and the state : 1922-70

Author: Aoife Bhreatnach
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presenting the history of Travellers in twentieth-century Ireland, this work describes the people who travelled Irish roads, showing how and why they were distinguishable from settled people. It  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aoife Bhreatnach
ISBN: 1904558615 1904558623 9781904558613 9781904558620
OCLC Number: 904582965
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 195-215. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XII-222 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; 'Gipsies' and 'tinkers': identifying nomadic groups in Ireland; Intimate strangers: the people of the roads; Travellers in urban areas: landscape and community; Welfare and entitlement: assessing 'impatient and promiscuous charity'; Some practical suggestions: the government response, 1949-63; Assimilation and absorption: the settlement programme, 1963-70. Conclusion; Epilogue: Resettlement and resistance since 1970; Appendix: Legal glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Aoife Bhreatnach.


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"a thorough-going academic study" Books Ireland Oct 2006 "I would recommend Bhreatnach's Becoming Conspicuous without reservation to any Irish Studies class, for it is an excellent analysis of both Read more...

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