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Irish Traveller Women

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The aim of this volume is to provide an overview of the life experience and culture of female Irish Travellers in Ireland, with sp... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

The aim of this volume is to provide an overview of the life experience and culture of female Irish Travellers in Ireland, with special consideration to their experience in Northern Ireland. The Irish Travelling community are an indigenous minority group. Traditionally a nomadic community Travellers have been marginalised and discriminated against with new pluralistic initiatives at interculturalism failing to moderate Irish society s perception of the community. The author has made special note of the traditional female Traveller economy, their door-step-exchanges which have displayed an agency and skill historically invalidated. Other aspects considered include recent changes to Traveller nomadism, anti-Traveller racism, health, education, marriage and Traveller faith. Frequently the Travelling community has been used in literature and art as symbolic vehicles, this volume considers the Irish and Colonial Constructs of Traveller Culture focusing on fine artists such Northern painter Basil Blackshaw and recent depictions of Travellers in films.

Autorentext

Andrea Redmond is a native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, whohas lived in Northern Ireland for 20 years. She has workedin the community sector in Belfast and Derry as a women's worker,a community activistand artist. The mother of three she is presentlycompleting her PHD with a focus on the cultural representation ofthe Travelling people.



Klappentext

The aim of this volume is to provide an overview ofthe life experience and culture of female IrishTravellers in Ireland, with special consideration totheir experience in Northern Ireland. The IrishTravelling community are an indigenous minoritygroup. Traditionally a nomadic community Travellershave been marginalised and discriminated against withnew pluralistic initiatives at interculturalismfailing to moderate Irish society's perception of thecommunity. The author has made special note of thetraditional female Traveller economy, theirdoor-step-exchanges which have displayed an agencyand skill historically invalidated. Other aspectsconsidered include recent changes to Travellernomadism, anti-Traveller racism, health, education,marriage and Traveller faith. Frequently theTravelling community has been used in literature andart as symbolic vehicles, this volume considers theIrish and Colonial Constructs of Traveller Culturefocusing on fine artists such Northern painter BasilBlackshaw and recent depictions of Travellers in films.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Irish Traveller Women
Untertitel: At the brutal intersections of hate
Autor:
EAN: 9783639143911
ISBN: 978-3-639-14391-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: VDM Verlag
Genre: Sozialwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 116
Gewicht: 190g
Größe: H221mm x B149mm x T10mm
Veröffentlichung: 01.05.2009
Jahr: 2009