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Here To Stay: The Gypsies and Travellers of Britain

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The struggle for survival by Gypsies in Britain is introduced in this sociological perspective that includes a look at government policy and the discrimination that follows gypsy caravans. With a full description of the Gypsies and Travellers' historical origins and current community groups, this text explores their complex relationship with British society, from dealing w ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by University Of Hertfordshire Press
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Nicola
Sep 25, 2010 Nicola rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, race
According to a MORI poll quoted in Here To Stay, more than 30% of people in the UK admit to negative feelings towards Gypsies and Travellers. Thirty percent! And that's not including covert racism. (Ever used the word "gypped" to mean "cheated"?) With chapters written by a number of experts, Here To Stay positions itself as a thought-provoking attempt to dispel the tabloid sensationalism that had led anti-Gypsy feeling to be an 'acceptable' form of racism.

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