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Gypsies and Travellers

Edited by Joanna Richardson and A. Ka Tat Tsang.

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 224 pages.

The eviction at Dale Farm in the UK in 2011 brought the conflicting issues relating to Gypsy and Traveller accommodation to the attention of the world's media. However, as the furore...

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Setting the context: Gypsies and Travellers in British society

Joanna Richardson and Andrew Ryder.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 7032 words.

The chapter sets out the current context for Gypsies and Travellers in British Society. It also makes clear that the common thread running through the book is an analysis of the involvement...

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Accommodation needs and planning issues

Joanna Richardson and Maggie Smith-Bendell.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 7701 words.

Richardson and Smith Bendell draw on ongoing research into planning decisions on Gypsy and Traveller sites. The chapter outlines the current shortage in accommodation for Gypsies and...

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Gypsy and Traveller health

Patrice Van Cleemput.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 6582 words.

Van Cleemput follows a range of studies, and more recent research on health issues outlines where Gypsies and Travellers have been effectively involved in the design of new models of...

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Education, inclusion and government policy

Brian Foster and Sarah Cemlyn.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 7605 words.

Foster and Cemlyn outline some of the challenges for Gypsies and Travellers in having a say in the direction of their children's educational experiences. The chapter assesses the potential...

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Gypsies and Travellers and social policy: marginality and insignificance. A case study of Gypsy and Traveller children in care

Dan Allen.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 6232 words.

Allen explores social policy and work for the young and vulnerable in the U.K. The chapter is based upon new and ongoing research on Travellers who have been in care and examines the...

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Gypsies and Travellers: economic practices, social capital and embeddedness

Margaret Greenfields, Andrew Ryder and David Smith.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 5646 words.

Greenfields, Ryder and Smith examine the potential of the Traveller Economy but also the potential of new innovations including mutualism and social enterprise preserving the core features...

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Justice and empowerment

Joanna Richardson and Andrew Ryder.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 5438 words.

Richardson and Ryder examine the notions of ‘justice’ and ‘empowerment’ as they relate to Gypsies and Travellers. In a time when the Conservative-led coalition government aims to empower...

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Recognising Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history and culture

Thomas Acton and Andrew Ryder.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 5775 words.

The promotion of Gypsy and Traveller culture and has featured in a number of initiatives over the past forty years which culminated in Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month (GRTHM). Acton and...

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Research with and for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers: combining policy, practice and community in action research

Margaret Greenfields and Andrew Ryder.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 6586 words.

Greenfields and Ryder review the potential for inclusive research approaches, the possibilities for empowering community members through the co-production of research methodologies. The...

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