Exploring Gypsiness

ISBN: 9781845455026 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2007 Autor: Ada I. Engebrigtsen Editură: Berghahn Books Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 232 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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Romania has a larger Gypsy population than most other countries but little is known about the relationship between this group and the non-Gypsy Romanians around them. This book focuses on a group of Rom Gypsies living in a village in Transylvania and explores their social life and cosmology. Because Rom Gypsies are dependent on and define themselves in relation to the surrounding non-Gypsy populations, it is important to understand their day-to-day interactions with these neighbors, primarily peasants to whom they relate through extended barter. The author comes to the conclusion that, although economically and politically marginal, Rom Gypsies are central to Romanian collective identity in that they offer desirable and repulsive counter images, incorporating the uncivilized, immoral and destructive "other". This interdependence creates tensions but it also allows for some degree of cultural and political autonomy for the Roma within Romanian society.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Ada I. Engebrigtsen
Data Publicarii
2007
Editura
Berghahn Books
Latime
15.2
Inaltime
23
Grosime
1.3
Greutate
318
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
232
Subtitlu
Power, Exchange and Interdependence in a Transylvanian Village
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