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"Stolta och starka": Resandefolket
Gotland University, School of the Humanities and Social Science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a study of a group of Swedish travellers, and of the traveller community, a marginalized group named 'tattare', skojare, tavring, knävling, dinglare, resande (Gypsies, pikeys, tinkers, travellers), whose origins and history are unknown to most people.

The purpose of the study is to find out what it is like to be a traveller and look at the culture of travellers, in older times and today. I have focused particularly on the women's situation within the culture, in the past and present.

The study is based on interviews with 4 persons, from the traveller community, one man and three women. During the interviews other travellers joined and participated in the discussions and the reasoning.

My conclusion is that the traveller community is a group, which has been subjected to severe abuse by authorities, but still managed to preserve their culture. The interviewed travelers share a culture, in which women play a prominent role as breadwinners, for the family cohesion and in raising the children. Functions that gives women the role of culture bearers, meaning that it’s through women the culture is carried onwards.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Traveller, culture, women, family, children, sterilization, supply, ethnology
Keyword [sv]
Resande, kultur, kvinnor, familj, barn, sterilisering, försörjning, etnologi
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Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1375OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1375DiVA: diva2:510075
Subject / course
Ethnology
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(Swedish)
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-03-16 Created: 2012-03-14 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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