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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Confronting Positionality Teaching Anthropology more. It draws on dialogues with some Agne rated it liked it Oct 26, Meg trabeller-gypsies it as to-read Jan 14, Please enter up to 7 characters for the postcode. The Traveller-Gypsies is the first monograph to be pu 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 traveller-gyosies capitalism.

Writing Anthropology in Europe: Anthropologists have been criticised for studying bounded isolates; the ultimate judiith being the island. Memories and reminders of past experiences are more important to the aged than seemingly hygienic but austere and alien institutions. Michael rated it liked it May 29, Looking for beautiful books? Add to Watch list Watching Watch list is full. All these have the effect of restricting, indeed criminalising the preferred lifestyles of a people who have survived as nomads hitherto for centuries.

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Self study and autoethnography in teacher development. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Later ethnographies have concentrated on the aged in age specific institutions, e.

Jason marked it as to-read Oct 15, A detailed analysis of pollution beliefs reveals an underlying system which expresses and reinforces the separation of Gypsies from non-Gypsies. The Traveller-Gypsies traveller-gypsiee Judith Okely.

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Dr Okely draws on her own extensive fieldwork and on contemporary documents. Snatched advice and rare texts suggested an open-ended approach rather than limited hypothesis. Gabriel Benjamin rated it it was ok Feb 09, Skip to main content. Subject teaveller-gypsies credit approval. Cambridge University Press, Get the item you ordered or your money back. Add to Watch list. I draw on fieldwork between the mid s and the mid s among the aged in both Okey Anglia, mainly north Essex, and in Normandy, France.

Confronting hitherto hidden, subjective knowledge may be the means to recognize grounded learning as ethnocentric and time and space specific. But interviews as dialogues with other anthropologists built on trust reveal vital insights.

Autoethnography and Social class. Abstract This article argues that the ambiguous status of a traveling ethnic group has implications traveller-gypsis the state’s interest in the assimilation of that group. No offense to Gypsies, but if this is what they’re really like then I don’t really care if they’re offended.

I examine the familial context of the aged and their offspring or more significantly their absence. The anthropologist’s first weeks of chronological narrative jjudith selection of relevance, vindicate a holistic perspective. We are introduced to the cumulative consequences of explicitly negative legislation, alongside deceptively banal micro controls.


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The apparent eccentricity of these two individuals has been or will be vindicated in time. Methods of approach; 4. 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.

A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Yoav rated it really liked it Nov 06, References to this book Ethnography: Fieldwork reveals embedded systems inaccessible through the quantifiable. Reply to George E. The item you’ve selected wasn’t added to your basket. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Traveller-Gypsies is the first monograph to be published on Gypsies in Britain using the perspective of social anthropology. Accepted, Eligibility for PayPal Credit is determined at checkout.

But a reanalysis of the ethnography reveals gender asymmetry and the ultimate subordination of women. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location.

Visit eBay’s page on international selling. Abstract This article argues that the ambiguous status of a traveling ethnic group has