Gmelch, Sharon & George

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Gmelch, Sharon & George

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Collection of publications, articles, and photographs and film work by or about Sharon and George Gmelch.

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George Gmelch is Professor of Anthropology at the University of San Francisco and Union College. He has published fourteen books and has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, Society, and Natural History.Sharon Bohn Gmelch is Professor of Anthropology at the University of San Francisco and Union College. She is the author or editor of ten books, coproducer of an ethnographic film, and the winner of several awards including Ireland's Book of the Year.
George and Sharon Gmelch lived for a year (1971-72) in a barrel top wagon with members of the Traveller community. They documented life in the community at a time and carried out some of the first academic research on Travellers publishing a number of books including The Irish Tinkers: The Urbanisation of an Itinerant People, Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman, and most recently, Irish Travellers: The Unsettled Life.

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