Shubin (2011) “Where Can a Gypsy Stop?” Rethinking mobility in Scotland


Shubin (2011) provides a socio-cultural study examining how access and participation within Scottish society is impacted on by Scottish Travellers’ itinerant lifestyle. In addition, the research looks at how the Traveller way of life is portrayed. Moves to accommodate the practice of Scotland’s Traveller community (both politically and economically) are assessed through analysis of empirical research findings. As a result, Shubin (2011) is able to examine how general understandings of Traveller practice neglect key elements of their nomadic way of life. Formal definitions of travel are found to be constrictive and serve only to perpetuate Traveller marginalisation. For further studies on mobility and exclusion, see Shubin (2012a), Shubin (2012b) and Shubin and Dickey (2013). Also see Bromley et al. (2007) on Scottish attitudes to discrimination, de Lima et al. (2011) includes consideration of Traveller ethnicity within a study of ethnicity and poverty and Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) discuss how marginalisation of Traveller children can be addressed within the school environment.

Bibliographic reference:

Shubin, S. (2011) “Where Can a Gypsy Stop?” Rethinking Mobility in Scotland, Antipode, Vol.43(2), pp.494–524.







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