“NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN”:Romany Gypsies, Travellers and their entwined historical relationships with working-class London communities

Greenfields, Margaret Josephine and Smith, David (2019) “NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN”:Romany Gypsies, Travellers and their entwined historical relationships with working-class London communities. International Journal of Roma Studies, 1 (1). p. 5. ISSN 2462-425X

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Abstract

This article presents a historical review of policy enactments and urban developments that have historically impacted on accommodation options available to British Romany Gypsies and Travellers. A combination of policy review, analysis of primary historical documents and secondary data sources are utilised in this, the first of two interlinked articles, to present both a general historical overview and to examine legislative and policy approaches to regulating ‘Gypsy and Traveller encampments’ within Greater London over a period of the last 150 years. The impact of regeneration and gentrification on traditional working class areas is considered, suggesting that such dislocation may lead to the ending of diverse populations in inner city localities. Conversely, widespread relocation of former residents to estates on the edge of the city and beyond, may increase contact and rejuvenate community relations between Gypsies, Travellers and other populations, in a way which had been increasingly disrupted by the ‘othering’ of nomadic groups in popular discourse in the post-World War Two period.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router ** History: epub 15-03-2019; issued 15-03-2019.
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Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 10:07
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URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17731

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