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The Gypsy Debate: Can Discourse Control?

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?They are scum, and do not deserve the same human rights as my decent constituents going about their everyday lives.? So declared Andrew MacKay, MP for Bracknell, speaking of gypsies and travellers in the House of Commons in 2002. Jo Richardson explores the extent to which such discourse not only reflects antipathy towards gypsies and travellers, but also has a power to control and shape the treatment of this minority group by the rest of society. The focus of her lively analysis is housing policy, but her discussion has a wide application.

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Richardson (public policy, De Montfort U., England) argues that discourse--the mere existence of a debate--can be used as a tool to control those who refuse to conform to societal norms, in her example Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers refusing to live in permanent dwellings. She analyzes the discourse as found in local newspapers, a local authority debating a site provision for camping, and four focus groups with Gypsies and Travellers all during 2003.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Richardson (public policy, De Montfort U., England) argues that discourse--the mere existence of a debate--can be used as a tool to control those who refuse to conform to societal norms, in her example Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers refusing to live in permanent dwellings. She analyzes the discourse as found in local newspapers, a local authority debating a site provision for camping, and four focus groups with Gypsies and Travellers all during 2003. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845400576
Author:
Richardson, Joanna
Publisher:
Imprint Academic
Author:
Richardson, Jo
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Politics-Human Rights
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Society.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
151
Dimensions:
8.24x5.30x.49 in. .43 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Gypsies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights

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