Judith Okely’s The T raveller-Gypsies is an ethnography of England’s nomads: The Traveller-Gypsies is a book with a message: travelling peoples in Britain. The Traveller-Gypsies, Judith Okely, London: Cambridge University Press, pp. $ (cloth), $ (paper). Show all authors. Marlene Sway. Judith Okely is emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, Hull University and of Gypsies or Travellers in England and Wales, which resulted in a Ministry.

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There are glimpses of individuals who were to play continuing or passing, dramatic roles in the years to come. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Contents Historical categories and representations. In this book Judith Okely challenges popular accounts of Gypsies which suggest that they were once isolated communities, enjoying an autonomous culture and economy now largely eroded by the processes of industrialisation and western capitalism.

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Drawing on a multiplicity of learning, teaching and educational experiences, I argue that understanding positionality, or the specificity of each individual, triggers necessary unlearning. Watch list is full.


Olga added it Nov 14, Michael rated it liked it May 29, But a reanalysis of the ethnography reveals gender asymmetry and the ultimate subordination of women. It will also interest the general reader and the academic specialist; social anthropologists, sociologists, historians, geographers, planners and all those concerned with minority groups. Paradoxically, while insisting that participant observation is the core of social anthropology, this article addresses both the unique insights gained through interviews in relevant contexts and trsveller-gypsies limitations if not inbuilt errors Johanna rated it liked it Aug 16, Skip to main content.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Abstract This article argues that the ambiguous status of a traveling ethnic group has Rural aged and home Place. The anthropologist is the participant observer, analyst traveller-gypskes writer-no managerial delegator, but directly engaged.

Dr Okely draws on her own extensive fieldwork and on contemporary documents.

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I don’t like the vibes I get from this book. Rhiannonlassiter added it Feb 18, Annette marked it as to-read Sep 24, This article explores the above themes through an autobiographical account of experiences of both teaching and learning. Only two families, one in East Anglia and one in Normandy with whom I became acquainted in two field sites, lived in a household with an offspring, now adult. Ai rated it really liked it Apr 17, It became our weapon of emancipation from old terrors.

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