The Irish Tinkers: The Urbanization of an Itinerant People

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Title

The Irish Tinkers: The Urbanization of an Itinerant People

Subject

This edition of The Irish Tinkers focuses on the Tinkers' attempts to cope with the changes that the development and modernization of rural Ireland have forced upon them. Gmelch lucidly describes the Tinkers' cityward migration, their adaptation to their new urban environment, and the drive by government and others to settle them. The Tinkers represent a classic case of a small, powerless society struggling to cope with a new lifestyle that threatens to overwhelm them.

Creator

George Gmelch

Publisher

New York: Cummings Press /Addison-Wesley. Revised and expanded second edition published by Chicago: Waveland Press. Japanese translation published in 1994 by Gendai Shokan, Tokyo.

Date

1977

Citation

George Gmelch, “The Irish Tinkers: The Urbanization of an Itinerant People,” TravellerCollection.ie, accessed November 12, 2018, https://travellercollection.omeka.net/items/show/152.

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