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Gypsies and travellers : empowerment and inclusion in British society / edited by Joanna Richardson and Andrew Ryder.

Richardson, Joanna, (editor.). Ryder, Andrew, (editor.).
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Subject: Romanies > Great Britain.
Nomads > Great Britain.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781847428967
  • ISBN: 1847428967
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 257 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Bristol ; Policy Press, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: pt. 1. Context, issues and policy responses : Setting the context: Gypsies and Travellers in British society / Joanna Richardson and Andrew Ryder ; Accommodation needs and planning issues / Joanna Richardson and Maggie Smith-Bendell ; Gypsy and Traveller health / Patrice Van Cleemput ; Education, inclusion and government policy / Brian Foster and Sarah Cemlyn ; Gypsies, Travellers and social policy: marginality and insignificance: a case study of Gypsy and Traveller children in care / Dan Allen ; Gypsies and Travellers: economic practices, social capital and embeddedness / Margaret Greenfields, Andrew Ryder and David Smith -- pt. 2. Empowering Gypsies and Travellers : Justice and empowerment? / Joanna Richardson and Andrew Ryder ; Recognising Gypsy/Traveller history and culture / Thomas Acton and Andrew Ryder ; Research with and for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers: combining policy, practice and community in action research / Margaret Greenfields and Andrew Ryder ; 'Stamp on the camps': the social construction of Gypsies and Travellers in media and political debate / Joanna Richardson and Richard O'Neill ; EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies: insights into empowerment and inclusive policy development / Iulius Rostas and Andrew Ryder -- pt. 3. Conclusions: Conclusion and next steps: inclusion, space and empowerment for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers / Joanna Richardson and Andrew Ryder.
Summary: "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 surrounding the eviction has died down, the very pressing issues of accommodation need, inequality of access to education, healthcare and employment, and exclusion from British (and European) society is still very much evident. This topical book examines and debates a range of themes facing Gypsies and Travellers in British society, including health, social policy, employment and education. It also looks at the dilemmas faced in representing disadvantaged minority groups in media and political discourse, theories on power, control and justice and the impact of European initiatives on inclusion. Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and inclusion in British society will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers, practitioners, those working in the media, police, education and health services, and of course to Gypsies and Travellers themselves."--Publisher's website.
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