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Romani Culture and Gypsy Identity


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Gypsy aesthetics, identity and creativity - the painted wagon, David Smith; the English folktale corpus and Gypsy oral tradition, Ginny Lapage; Scottish Gypsies/travellers and the folklorists, Willie Reid; the construction of identity through narrative - folklore and the travelling people of Scotland, Donald Braid; Australia - sanctuary or cemetery for Romanies?, Ken Lee; the puzzle of Romany persistence - group identity without a nation, Michael Stewart; song performance - a model for social interaction among Vlach Gypsies in South-eastern Hungary, Iren Kertesz-Wilkinson; "I want more than green leaves for my children" - some developments in Gypsy/traveller education 1970-1996, Mary Waterson; opening our eyes - some observations on the attendance of primary-aged traveller pupils registered at schools in a county area of South Wales, G. Sandra Clay; researching the religious affiliation of travellers and their beliefs, Bernard Mends; gender issues in accounts of Gypsy health and hygiene as discourses of social control, Thomas Acton et al; duty and beauty, possession and truth - lexical impoverishment as control, Ian Hancock; afterword, Judith Okely.

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