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The UK Gypsy, Traveller and Roma third sector: a Gypsy industry or route to empowerment?

Andrew Ryder

Edited by Sarah Cemlyn

in Community Groups in Context

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2017 | ISBN: 9781447327776
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781447327806 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.003.0008
The UK Gypsy, Traveller and Roma third sector: a Gypsy industry or route to empowerment?

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The chapter analyses the historical and contemporary condition of the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma (GTR) civil society movement, its strengths, achievements, threats and pitfalls and the motivation, dynamism and tensions within its varied manifestations. It explores the struggles against assimilatory and discriminatory policy, the interplay between community bonds and diverse aspects of identity and analyses the transformative potential of inclusive, grassroots and asset based community development, which draws upon the strengths of identity and culture but fuses these with perceptions and strategies which are emancipatory and inclusive.

Keywords: Gypsy; Traveller; Roma; inclusive community development; empowerment; NGOisation; A Pedagogy of Hope

Chapter.  7373 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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