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A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Becky Taylor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This book is a history of Britain's travelling communities in the twentieth century, drawing together detailed archival research at local and national levels to explore the impact of state and ... More


‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Mícheál Ó hAodha

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This book traces a number of common themes relating to the representation of Irish Travellers in Irish popular tradition and how these themes have impacted on Ireland's collective imagination. A ... More


Conclusion

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Up until 1968, Travellers never had a legally defined ‘right to stop’, ensuring they always existed on the margins of society, tolerated but rarely accepted. Developments in Britain were part of a ... More


Travellers’ and gypsies’ death and dying

Regina McQuillan

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0049
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses issues in the provision of palliative care to Travellers and Gypsies. Gypsies and Travellers form part of a world-wide group of people who have, or who have had, a nomadic way ... More


'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Mary Burke

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The history of the Irish minority Traveller community is not analogous to that of the ‘tinker’, a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by 16th-century British and continental Rogue Literature that ... More


Traveller education: policy and practice in Northern Ireland

Jennifer Hamilton, Fiona Bloomer, and Michael Potter

in Tolerance and Diversity In Ireland, North and South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097201
eISBN:
9781526103994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097201.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Social exclusion, discrimination and widespread disadvantage are common to the Traveller community. The issue of social exclusion affects all areas of Irish Travellers' lives, including education. ... More


Academic ‘truth’ and the perpetuation of negative attitudes and intolerance towards Irish Travellers in contemporary Ireland

Úna Crowley and Rob Kitchin

in Tolerance and Diversity In Ireland, North and South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097201
eISBN:
9781526103994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097201.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the construction of Traveller identity in Ireland. It is argued that contemporary discourses of tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism, rather than leading to respect for ... More


Taking intolerant liberalism seriously

Bryan Fanning

in Tolerance and Diversity In Ireland, North and South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097201
eISBN:
9781526103994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097201.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers recent manifestations of intolerance that claim a liberal inheritance. Contemporary liberal intolerance draws upon the kind of ethnocentric liberalism elaborated on a ... More


Conclusion

Iseult Honohan and Nathalie Rougier

in Tolerance and Diversity In Ireland, North and South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097201
eISBN:
9781526103994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097201.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conclusion draws out some comparisons and contrasts between the preceding chapters, and between the responses to the various challenges that have arisen in Ireland, North and South in order to ... More


Introduction

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This book discusses the relations between Travellers and settled society. An emphasis on the interaction between Travellers and wider society, rather than simply on Travellers themselves, allows the ... More


Travellers’ lives, 1900–45

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes how the ruralist image of Travellers has only ever been one part of the story of their lives in modern Britain, discussing how the routes and employment strategies taken by ... More


The state and its legal responses

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter addresses the relationship between Travellers and central and local government. It specifically discusses the tension between central government's ideology of impartiality and local ... More


Education and missions

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter discusses the motivation behind state education for Travellers and the impact of the 1908 Children's Act, exploring the experience of Traveller children in mainstream education, and ... More


Travellers’ lives, 1945–68

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes how Travellers were affected by and responded to changes in society in the post-war era, including increasing motorisation and other technological developments, also discussing ... More


The state and site provision

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter discusses how attitudes and biases within government culture and process affected Travellers in the context of the new formalised planning environment and shortage of stopping places. ... More


Travellers and the welfare state

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter investigates how the post-war welfare state changed the ideological context in which Travellers existed, and also addresses how the ethos of citizenship was deployed in relation to the ... More


State developments and Travellers’ responses, 1968–2000

Becky Taylor

in A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075674
eISBN:
9781781700853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075674.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter evaluates the importance of legal definitions of ‘Gypsy’, and addresses the impact of the 1968 Caravan Sites Act and subsequent government policy, including the planning system. It then ... More


Irish Travellers and the nineteenth century ‘Others’

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This study attempts to understand the contradictory and complex images of the Irish Travellers as constructed within both hegemonic and counter-hegemonic cultural impulses, and as viewed by both the ... More


The Traveller colonised

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Gypsy and Traveller cultures were of particular fascination to the Gypsy Lore Society (GLS)'s members. The trope of the ‘doomed primitive’ is still a vibrant designation as attributed to many ... More


Irish Travellers and the bardic tradition

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Macalister posited a mixed ethnogenesis for Irish Travellers. The likely cross-fertilisation between ‘literary’ Travellers and travelling craftsmen was highlighted to take an interest in Travellers ... More


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