Talking about Gypsies: the notion of discourse as control.

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Show simple item record Richardson, Joanna en 2008-12-17T14:07:22Z 2008-12-17T14:07:22Z 2006-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Richardson, J.P. (2006) Talking about Gypsies: The Notion of Discourse as Control. Housing Studies, 21(1), pp. 77-96.
dc.identifier.issn 1466-1810 en
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dc.description.abstract Gypsies and Travellers are increasingly part of a debate by politicians and the media in the U.K. This discourse is not a benign reflection of events; instead it is part of a complex mechanism of control. There is a difficult relationship between the settled and travelling communities which inhibits political discussion of a strategy for site provision. In this context, the paper examines the links between discourse and control, by paying attention to Foucaultian notions of the ‘gaze’, amongst other explanations. Drawing on findings from analysis of the media, focus groups with Travellers and a case study in one local authority planning consultation exercise, the paper proposes a theoretical explanation for the link between the discourse used around Gypsies and Travellers and the control that is exercised over them, particularly in inhibiting their right to a travelling lifestyle.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 39 Politics and International Studies
dc.subject Centre for Comparative Housing Research
dc.subject Gypsies
dc.subject Travellers
dc.subject discourse
dc.subject control
dc.title Talking about Gypsies: the notion of discourse as control. en
dc.type Article en
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dc.researchgroup Centre for Comparative Housing Research

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