Using counter-stories to challenge stock stories about Traveller families
AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
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AbstractCritical Race Theory (CRT) is formed from a series of different methodological tools to expose and address racism and discrimination. Counter-stories are one of these tools. This article considers the potential of counter-stories as a methodological, theoretical and practical tool to analyse existing educational inequalities for Traveller communities. Although discrimination towards Traveller communities is well documented, there has been limited use of CRT to examine this position and challenge the social injustice they experience. In this article ‘stock stories’, or commonly held assumptions and stereotypes about Traveller communities are highlighted and refuted with Travellers’ own accounts. It is hoped this article will dispel stock stories, raise awareness of the real inequalities Travellers face and inform methodological debate.
CitationD'Arcy K (2016) 'Using counter-stories to challenge stock stories about Traveller families', Race Ethnicity and Education 20 (5) 636-649
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalRace Ethnicity and Education