Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and Inclusion in British Society

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Now more than ever the issues of accommodation, education, health care, employment, and social exclusion for British Gypsy and Traveller communities need to be addressed. This book looks at Gypsies and Travellers in British society, touching on topics such as media and political representation, power, justice, and the impact of European initiatives for inclusion. In doing so, it offers important new insights for students, academics, policy makers, journalists, service providers, and others working with these ...

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Overview

Now more than ever the issues of accommodation, education, health care, employment, and social exclusion for British Gypsy and Traveller communities need to be addressed. This book looks at Gypsies and Travellers in British society, touching on topics such as media and political representation, power, justice, and the impact of European initiatives for inclusion. In doing so, it offers important new insights for students, academics, policy makers, journalists, service providers, and others working with these groups.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847428943
  • Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanna Richardson is a principal lecturer of housing at De Montfort University in Leicester and the author of several books, including From Recession to Renewal, also published by the Policy Press. Andrew Ryder is a fellow at Bristol University, associate fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre, and a visiting professor at Corvinus University of Budapest. 

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Table of Contents

List of figures v

Foreword Lord Avebury vi

Acknowledgements ix

Notes on contributors x

Part 1 Context, issues and policy responses

1 Setting the context: Gypsies and Travellers in British society Joanna Richardson Andrew Ryder 3

2 Accommodation needs and planning issues Joanna Richardson Maggie Smith-Bendell 21

3 Gypsy and Traveller health Patrice Van Cleemput 43

4 Education, inclusion and government policy Brian Foster Sarah Cemlyn 61

5 Gypsies, Travellers and social policy: marginality and insignificance. A case study of Gypsy and Traveller children in care Dan Allen 83

6 Gypsies and Travellers: economic practices, social capital and embeddedness Margaret Greenfields Andrew Ryder David Smith 101

Part 2 Empowering Gypsies and Travellers

7 Justice and empowerment Joanna Richardson Andrew Ryder 119

8 Recognising Gypsy, Roman and Traveller history and culture Thomas Action Andrew Ryder 135

9 Research with and for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers: combining policy, practice and community in action research Margaret Greenfields Andrew Ryder 151

10 'Stamp on the Camps': the social construction of Gypsies and Travellers in media and political debate Joanna Richardson Richard O'Neill 169

11 Eu framework for National Roma Integration Strategies: insights into empowerment and inclusive policy development Iulius Rostas Andrew Ryder 187

Part 3 Conclusions

12 Conclusion and next steps: inclusion, space and empowerment for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers? Joanna Richardson Andrew Ryder 209

References 223

Index 249

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