Gender roles in Traveller communities.
Date 16 August 1975
Track ID 77535
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1975.100.B4; SA1975.100.B5; SA1975.100.B6

Original Tape ID

SA1975.100

Summary

Gender roles in Traveller communities.

When first married, young women in Traveller communities often had 'wild' husbands, and domestic violence was not uncommon. As they aged, women learned how to wield greater authority, and were looked to for guidance and discipline. The men got quieter with age. Examples of discipline are given. Discussion of the powers of intuition possessed by Traveller women. Sons were often considered more valuable than daughters, e.g. for protecting the camp.

Recording Location

County - Angus

Parish - Montrose

Village/Place - Montrose

Language

Scots

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS