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The Impact on 'Romanipe' from the Romani Perspective
Aleksandar G. Marinov
322 pages, 3 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-361-5 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Not Yet Published (October 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78920-362-2 eBook Not Yet Published
“Aleksandar Marinov, for the first time ever, critically analyses the ambivallent character of Romanipe, shows its development and transformations, and also points to structural elements in Romanipe which appeared as a result of internalisation of the images projected on Roma by surrounding non-Roma populations.” • Elena Marushiakova, University of St Andrews
At present, Roma are an integral part of Europe, though they face structural and social inequalities and different forms of exclusion and discrimination. Inward Looking seeks to understand the relationship between Romani identity, performance and migration. Particularly, it studies the idea of ‘Romanipe’ under the prism of the personal accounts of Romani migrants. It also seeks to understand the relationships between the Romani groups in Europe, due to their increased travel and convergence, and predict the effects of migration on (new) Romani consciousness. The findings are based on qualitative data gathered from Romani migrants from three towns in Bulgaria.
Aleksandar G. Marinov’s research focusses on the Roma of Europe. His academic background in Political Science, International Relations, Human Geography and History and his personal Romani heritage have led him to study Roma issues. He is currently a research fellow in Roma Studies at the University of St Andrews.
Subject: General Anthropology Sociology
List of Figures
Chapter 1. Literature Review
Chapter 2. Methodology
Chapter 3. Migration
Chapter 4. Belonging and Space
Chapter 5. Romani Identity as Part of Migration and 'Romanipe'
Chapter 6. Eye-Opening Processes: The Culture of Migration
Discussion and Conclusion
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