Romani Politics In Contemporary Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Mobilization, And The Neoliberal Order by N. SigonaRomani Politics In Contemporary Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Mobilization, And The Neoliberal Order by N. Sigona

Romani Politics In Contemporary Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Mobilization, And The Neoliberal Order

byN. SigonaEditorN. Trehan

Hardcover | November 30, 2009

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This book examines experiences of Romani political participation in eastern and western Europe, providing an understanding of the emerging political space that over 8 million Romani citizens occupy within the EU, and addressing issues related to the socio-political circumstances of Romani communities within European countries.
WILL GUY is Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and member of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol, UK ANGELA KÓCZÉ is a Phd researcher at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary MIGUEL LAPARRA is Director in the Department of Social Work, Universidad Pública d...
Title:Romani Politics In Contemporary Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Mobilization, And The Neoliberal OrderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:309 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.95 inPublished:November 30, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230516629

ISBN - 13:9780230516625


Table of Contents

Foreword;  E.Balibar Introduction: Romani Politics in Neoliberal Europe;  N.Sigona& N.Trehan PART I: THE ROMANI POLITICAL SPACE IN EUROPE EU Initiatives on Roma: Limitations and Ways Forward;   W. Guy The Romani Subaltern within Neoliberal European Civil Society: NGOization of Human Rights and Silent Voices;  N. Trehan Beyond Boundaries? Comparing the Construction of the Political Categories 'Gypsies' and 'Roma' before and after EU Enlargement;  K. Simhandl Romani Political Mobilisation from the First International Romani Union Congress to the European Roma, Sinti and Travellers Forum;   J. Nirenberg Contentious Politics in Europe: Experiences of Desegregation Policy in Hungary and the Push for an EU-level Strategy on Romani Integration;  N. Trehan in conversation with MEP Viktória Mohácsi The Limits of Rights-based Discourse in Romani Women's Activism: The Gender Dimension in Romani Politics; A. Kóczé PART II: DOMESTIC PERSPECTIVES The Romani Movement in Romania: Institutionalization and (De)mobilization;  I. Rostas Social Unrest in Slovakia 2004: Romani Reaction to Neoliberal 'Reforms';  M. Marusák & L. Singer Being Roma Activists in Post-independence Kosovo;  N. Sigona in conversation with Avdula (Dai) Mustafa & Gazmen Salijevic Spanish Gitanos, Romani Migrants and European Roma Identity: (Re)unification or Self-affirmation?;  M. Laparra & A. Macías New Labour's Policies and their Effectiveness for the Provision of Sites for Gypsies and Travellers in England;  J. Richardson& A. Ryder The 'Problema Nomadi' vis-à-vis the Political Participation of Roma and Sinti at the Local Level in Italy;  N. Sigona Conclusions: A 'People's Europe' for Romani Citizens?;  N. Sigona & N. Trehan

Editorial Reviews

'The literature of Gypsy Lore is being left behind as Romani Studies emerges as a discipline demanding serious attention. A proper understanding of our history, culture and (especially) current situation is relevant not only to the various Romani peoples but to the others among whom we live as well. The chapters in this book break new ground in addressing head on the challenges faced by Romanies today, and should be in the library of everyone concerned with establishing diversity and harmony in the New European societies.'- Professor Ian F. Hancock, Director, The Romani Archives and Documentation Center (RADOC), The University of Texas at Austin, USA'This book is an original and crucial intervention in various fields of scholarship. Decolonizing the coloniality of power experienced by Roma people should be part of the broad project of decolonizing Europe!'- Ramon Grosfoguel, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, USA and Senior Research Associate, Maison des Science de l'Homme in Paris, France'...timely and comprehensive...the volume will prove a vital resource to activists, policy-makers and academics, particularly sociologists and political scientists.' - Romani Studies'[This book] provide[s] an exceptionally diverse picture of the contemporary discourse on those themes that impact Romani migrations' - The Vienna Review