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Gypsies and Travellers in housing: The decline of Nomadism

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields


This groundbreaking study examines two neglected areas in studies of housing and minority groups and of social relations between different marginalized communities. First, the book examines the largely enforced settlement of the UK's Gypsy and Traveller populations into conventional housing. Despite the size of this settlement and a plethora of interest in the housing related experiences of other minority groups, this is the only in-depth study to address the settlement of Britain's formerly nomadic people. The material is presented thematically and explores routes into housing; lived experien ... More

Keywords: Gypsies and Travellers, housing, social relations, housing estates, cultural trauma, resilience, adaptation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428738
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Smith, author

Margaret Greenfields, author