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History of Romanies

  • Another Darkness, Another Dawnby Becky Taylor

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 39.00

    Vilified and marginalized, the Romani people?widely referred to as Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers?are seen as a people without place, either geographically or socially, no matter where they live or what they do. In this new chronological history of the Romani,  Another Darkness, Another Dawn  demonstrates how their experiences provide a way to understand... more...

  • In Search of the True Gypsyby Wim Willems

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    It has only been recognised tardily and with reluctance that during the Second World War hundreds of thousands of itinerants met the same horrendous fate as Jews and other victims of Nazism. Gypsies appear to appeal to the imagination simply as social outcasts and scapegoats or, in a flattering but no more illuminating light, as romantic outsiders.... more...

  • Foreigners, Refugees or Minorities?by Didier Bigo; Sergio Carrera; Elspeth Guild

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This book examines the relationship of citizenship, ethnicity and international relations and how these three aspects of the State, its people and its neighbours relate to one another. It studies the wide issue of international relations, citizenship and minority discrimination through the lens of the case study of European Roma who seek refugee status... more...

  • After All These Yearsby Maggie Smith-Bendell

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Set in the context of the Gypsies? long and rich history, this autobiography secures the memories of the old ways of Gypsy life and culture at the dawn of the 21st century. Full of the author?s vivid recollections, these pages recount her experiences growing up as a Gypsy in rural England. At the heart of her story is her ?gorgie mush,? Terry, whom... more...

  • Stichwortby Ingrid Gogolin; Harm Kuper; Heinz-Hermann Krüger; Jürgen Baumert

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.95

    Der vorliegende Band enthält die besten Stichwortbeiträge der „Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft (ZfE)“ aus den vergangenen fünfzehn Jahren und gibt damit einen exzellenten Überblick zu relevanten Forschungsgebieten und Schwerpunkten dieser Zeit. Darin enthalten sind theoretische und methodologische erziehungswissenschaftliche... more...

  • The Horsiemanby Ducan Williamson

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores of Loch Fyne, work on the small hill farms in the summer, walking with barrows and prams and later with... more...

  • Scottish Mandarinby Shiona Airlie

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 38.00

    Colonial administrator, writer, explorer, Buddhist, and friend to China’s last emperor, Sir Reginald Johnston (1874–1938) was a distinguished sinologist with a tangled love and family life that he kept secret even from his closest friends. Born and educated in Edinburgh, he began his career in the colony of Hong Kong and eventually became... more...

  • Gypsies and Travellersby Joanna Richardson; Andrew Ryder

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 42.95

    This topical book examines and debates a range of themes facing Gypsies and Travellers in British Society, including health, social policy, employment and education. more...

  • Big Louie & Meby George Locke

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Beginning with the author?s great-grandmother?s affair with a Gypsy boy in 1869, this warmhearted memoir chronicles the Gypsy life in a very close-knit community in the UK's Black Country. From a lifetime teeming with incident, George Locke shares the best stories from the old days, including run-ins with the police, gamekeepers, and Gypsy-haters,... more...

  • The Roma Struggle for Compensation in Post-War Germanyby Julia von dem Knesebeck

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    Thirty years passed before it was accepted—in West Germany and elsewhere—that the Roma (Gypsies) of Germany had been Holocaust victims. Drawing upon a substantial body of previously unseen sources, this record examines the history of the Roma struggle for recognition as racially persecuted victims of National Socialism in postwar Germany. Looking... more...