Irish Travellers: The Unsettled Life by Sharon Bohn GmelchIrish Travellers: The Unsettled Life by Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Irish Travellers: The Unsettled Life

bySharon Bohn Gmelch, George Gmelch

Paperback | October 23, 2014

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Anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch have been studying the quasi-nomadic people known as Travellers since their fieldwork in the early 1970s, when they lived among Travellers and went on the road in their own horse-drawn wagon. In 2011 they returned to seek out families they had known decades before-shadowed by a film crew and taking with them hundreds of old photographs showing the Travellers' former way of life. Many of these images are included in this book, alongside more recent photos and compelling personal narratives that reveal how Traveller lives have changednow that they have left nomadism behind.

Sharon Bohn Gmelch is Professor of Anthropology at the University of San Francisco and Roger Thayer Stone Professor of Anthropology at Union College. Her books include Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman; Tinkers and Travellers: Ireland's Nomads; The Tlingit Encounter with Photography; and, with George Gmelch, Tasting the Good L...
Title:Irish Travellers: The Unsettled LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:October 23, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253014530

ISBN - 13:9780253014535

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"Anthropologists Sharon... and George... Gmelch offer personal recollections from their initial fieldwork during the early 1970s coupled with observations from their encounters 40 years later in a follow-up trip.Their generally sympathetic insights are also brought to life through a wealth of evocative photographs from both visits.... Recommended." -Choice