This edited volume offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the history of Irish Travellers. Scholars from anthropology, history, literary studies and socio-linguistics explore the methodological problems that arise when a marginalised minority is portrayed by an established and powerful majority population. Each chapter addresses how different sources illuminate settled and Traveller history alike. With new research and perspectives from a number of disciplines, Irish Travellers: Histories and Representations is a welcome consideration of a neglected aspect of Irish society; the relationship between Irish Travellers and the majority, settled population. Although Irish Travellers are a conspicuous minority in contemporary Irish society, their past existence is often ignored. The contributors to this volume demonstrate a range of sources and approaches that prove Travellers deserve a place in the narrative of Ireland. This book will appeal to scholars interested in majority-minority relations generally, and the example of Ireland in particular.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st September 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.57 x 14.48 x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Type: Unabridged