A collection of essays on a wide range of aspects of the Roma communities, cultures, social and political conditions across Europe. The scholarly field of Romany studies is trapped in a unique position in Europe. For most of the last century, scholarly study of Roma has treated them as paragons of a lost world and not as citizens of modern nation-states. Today the field is hemmed in by two different power fields: the emotionally understandable, though intellectually debilitating, concern to turn the plight of the Roma into a matter of 'human rights' and the difficulty that academics experience in dealing with people who are not "a people" in the sense that nation states constitute and make "peoples."
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|Size: ||25.1 MB|
|Publisher: ||Central European University Press|
|Date published: ||Jan 2011|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|