This is a scholarly account of the shaping of Gypsy identity in the UK, contextualised in terms of recent and historic tendencies to either misrepresent or misrecognise Gypsy culture. The book suggests that understandings of Gypsy culture are enhanced by understandings of how strangers are recognised within society and by understandings of how 'white' culture differentiates itself. It examines how multi-cultural society reproduces many of the same aspects of misrecognition and misrepresentation that might be more readily equated with less liberal regimes.
Dr Kalwant Bhopal is Reader in Education at the School of Education, University of Southampton. She has published widely in journals on issues of gender and ethnicity and is the author of Gender, "Race" and Patriarchy: A study of South Asian Women (Ashgate 1997). Martin Myers is a research consultant with wide experience of educational issues, particularly the education of Gypsy children.
1. Gypsies and their identities2. Gypsy identity and culture: foundational accounts and the Academy3. Gypsy identity and culture: misrepresentation, misrecognition and deception4. Recognising the 'other'5. Case study I: inside the school gates: Gypsy families' experiences of education6. Case study II: Media representations of Gypsy life in election year7. The outsider in multicultural society8. The outsider in racist society
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