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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The atypical also gives insights into structures of power. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. This book will be invaluable for teaching purposes, both as a study of a Gypsy community per se, and for its discussion of the problems involved in carrying out fieldwork within the anthropologist’s own society.

The Traveller-Gypsies

It draws on dialogues with some Thinking through Fieldwork more. Jbondandrews marked it as to-read Oct 14, Have one to sell? Two examples are presented from my own experience: It examines the historical origins of the Gypsies, their economy, travelling patterns, self-ascription, kinship and political groupings, and their marriage choices, upbringing and gender divisions.

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Visit eBay’s page on international selling. David rated it really liked it Sep 26, Drawing on a multiplicity of learning, teaching and educational experiences, I argue that understanding positionality, or the specificity of each individual, triggers necessary unlearning. Adrian Marsh added it Oct 01, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Response to George E. No offense to Gypsies, but if this is what they’re really like then I don’t really care if they’re offended.

Historical categories and representations. See full item description. Linus Vieira marked it as to-read Apr 23, View all 3 comments. Fieldnotes both reveal and conceal. Description 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.

It draws on dialogues with some 20 anthropologists of 16 nationalities who did fieldwork around the globe and from the late s to the early 21st century. Journal of Media Practice. Tristy marked it as to-read Mar 16, But a reanalysis of the ethnography reveals gender asymmetry and the ultimate subordination of women.

Non-territorial culture as the rationale for the assimilation of Gypsy children. Cambridge Solid State Science Series: Gender complementarity is implied. Annette marked it as to-read Sep 24, tne Subject to credit approval. Samrudhi Sridharan rated it really liked it Dec 06, Alison marked it as to-read Oct 11, Please enter up to 7 characters for the postcode.


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The Gypsies have to adapt to or subvert the dominanthegemony of sedentarism and the privileging of a permanent place for identity. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing.

Skip to main content. The authors, both social scientists with long term relevant lived and researched The Best Books of Abstract This article argues that the ambiguous status of a traveling ethnic group has implications for the state’s interest in the assimilation of that group.

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Postage cost can’t be calculated. Confronting hitherto hidden, subjective knowledge may juudith the means to recognize grounded learning as ethnocentric and time and space specific.

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