Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in school, community and the academy
- Paperback / softback, 176 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm
- 1 Sep 2017
- Trentham Books
This account of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller policy and practice in education, social policy and politics is enriched with reflection, theoretical analysis and biographical narratives. It draws on the author’s 25 years’ experience of working as an activist, educationalist and researcher for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller rights.
Sites of Resistance is essential reading for service providers, campaigners and academics. It illustrates how crucial it is that that those at the margins have agency and are empowered in the quest for social justice, and that those in school, community and the academy who are working ‘with’, ‘for’ or ‘on’ Traveller communities reflect critically on their practice.
Andrew Ryder is Associate Professor at Corvinus University in Budapest and Associate Fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham.
CONTENTS: Foreword by Felicity Bonel and Sarah Cemlyn; 1 A pedagogy of hope for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers; 2 Hegemony and life strategy; 3 Cultural trauma, marginalization and resistance; 4 School: Resistance and conflict; 5 Identity, exclusion and change; 6 Critical pedagogy; 7 Gypsies and Travellers on the frontline: Organic intellectuals and strategic ties; 8 Academic cage fighting, position taking and awakenings within Romani Studies; 9 Conclusion
'We are in need of scholars who can combine self-reflexive scientific analysis with professional practice and engaged activism. Andrew Ryder is such a researcher. His excellent Sites of Resistance deserves a wide audience.'
'Ryder’s research carries important lessons. He has torn up the rule book of conventional academic studies, and in the process created a work of stunning attractiveness, deep insight and great originality using the methods of ethnography, participant observation, direct interaction.'