Accommodating Travelling Showpeople in England

Lisa Scullion, Philip Brown, Pat Niner

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Historically, Travelling Showpeople have sought to distance themselves from the wider Gypsy and Traveller population, on the basis of their unique occupation and travelling patterns, but also based on a discourse around self sufficiency. This article explores how this distinction has been influenced by, and has influenced, policy developments relating to accommodation. It focuses on how this distinction has created a degree of exclusion in terms of accommodation needs, and how this impacts on the position of contemporary Travelling Showpeople, particularly in a time of changing travelling and employment patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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