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Familiar Strangers : Gypsy Life in America

Sway, Marlene

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ISBN 10: 0252015126 / ISBN 13: 9780252015120
Published by University of Illinois Press, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., 1988
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Title: Familiar Strangers : Gypsy Life in America

Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Familiar Strangers: Gypsy Life In America, by Sway, Marlene

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In her insightful and detailed look at Gypsies throughout the world, sociologist Sway (University of Alabama at Birmingham) presents a people who have maintained independence by adhering so strictly to cultural dictates that they remain a rare pariah group. The Gypsies have steadfastly preserved their outsider role through a solid network of families, strict set of religious beliefs, community-controlled judicial system, elaborate kinship structure, well-defined set of rules governing entrepreneurial jurisdictions, willingness to be nomadic, and flexibility in occupation. This well-researched work, based on published studies as well as Sway's own research, should interest curious lay readers as much as scholars, its primary audience. Suzanne W. Wood, SUNY Coll. of Technology, Alfred, N.Y.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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