What's in a name?: The 'marginalisation' of itinerant people

Danaher, Patrick Alan (2000) What's in a name?: The 'marginalisation' of itinerant people. Journal of Nomadic Studies (3). pp. 67-71. ISSN 1119-2712

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[Abstract]: This paper responds to one aspect of Abdurrahman Umar’s review (1999) of Beyond the ferris wheel (Danaher, 1998), the criticism that the book paid insufficient attention to the ‘marginalisation’ of Queensland show people. The author argues that the term can too readily be associated with ‘essential’, ‘positivist’ and politicised accounts of the lives of itinerant people. The author’s response to the question of ‘naming’ itinerant people raised by this issue is to engage in continuous interrogation of the naming strategies used by researchers, and to argue for self-reflexiveness as a prerequisite of theorising nomadic and Traveller education.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited 10/7/2008 after no response recvd to request for copyright permission after 17 months.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, marginalisation, naming, show people, Traveller education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1905

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