Hampshire’s Gypsy rehabilitation centres: Welfare and assimilation in mid-20th century Britain

Hinks, Jim and Taylor, Becky (2022) Hampshire’s Gypsy rehabilitation centres: Welfare and assimilation in mid-20th century Britain. History Workshop Journal, 94 (Autumn). 181–201. ISSN 1363-3554

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Abstract

Through examination of a 'Gypsy rehabilitation' scheme in 1960s Hampshire, this article explores the position of England's hereditary nomads at the height of Britain's interventionist welfare state. We show how, while the scheme's focus on enforced settlement appeared specific to Gypsies, it formed part of a spectrum of assimilatory methods used against other non-conforming groups. Equally, in the scheme's collapse in the 1970s, we see echoes of the larger shift towards 'race relations' and the seeds of multiculturalism. We thus argue for the integration of research into racialized groups, including Gypsies and Travellers, within wider historiographies of twentieth-century Britain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gypsy and traveller,assimilation,racism,rehabilitation,welfare state,history,history and philosophy of science ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1202
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Migration Research Network
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 11:30
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 09:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/83116
DOI: 10.1093/hwj/dbac019

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