Campsites in the sky

Tributes to Patrick Williams (1947–2021)
An unpublished work by Patrick Williams
By Patrick Williams

This text is an extract from an autobiographical typescript that Patrick Williams intended to publish under the title, “Certain Unknown Characters Called: Gypsies, Roma, Roms, Romanichals, Travellers, Romanos, Manouches, Raboins.” He describes his encounter with these communities and the effects that it had on his way of looking at the social world and on his practice of ethnology.

  • Patrick Williams
  • Autobiography
  • Gypsies
  • Creuse
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