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The Time of the Gypsies (Studies in the Ethnograpic Imagination)

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Until 1989 it was official Communist policy in eastern Europe to absorb Gypsies into the “ruling” working class. Since 1989, the Gypsies have become the scapegoat of postcommunism. More Gypsies have had their houses burned and have been killed in racist attacks in the first six postcommunist years than in all the time since World War II. Today the Gypsies have taken the place of the Jews, feared when poor and isolated in ghettos and hated even more than their skill as traders has brought them unaccustomed wealth and entry to walks of life previously forbidden to them.The Time of the Gypsies is about the refusal of one group of Gypsies—the Rom—to abandon their way of life and accept assimilation into the majority population. It is a story about the sources of cultural diversity in modern industrial society and about the fear and hatred that such social and cultural difference may give rise to. The core of the book, based on the authors eighteen months of observation of daily life in a Gypsy settlement, describes the cultivation, celebration, and reinvention of cultural difference and diversity by a people deemed by their “social superiors” to be too stupid and uncivilized to have a culture at all.The author, who is the only journalist to have lived in a community of eastern European Gypsies and learned their language, takes the reader on the journey of discovery that he himself made. The answer to seemingly trivial puzzles, such as why the visiting Gypsy woman sits on the authors hat, all become part of the explanation of how this unique people, without a homeland but unlike any other diaspora population with no dream of a homeland, has sustained itself.

Synopsis:

Offers an intimate view of the Hungarian Gypsies who, despite persecution, hostility, and racism, have managed to retain their rich cultural and communal heritage.

Synopsis:

Until 1989 the official Communist policy in eastern Europe was to absorb Gypsies into the "ruling" working class. However, most Gypsies resisted assimilation. The core of this book, based on 18 months' observation of daily life in a Gypsy camp, describes the cultivation, celebration and reinvention of cultural difference and diversity by a people deemed by some as too stupid and uncivilized to have a "culture". A part of the Studies in the Ethnographic Imagination series. Bibliography. Photos.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-288) and index.

About the Author

Michael Stewart received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and is currently a reporter with the BBC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813331997
Editor:
Comaroff, John
Editor:
Bourdieu, Pierre
Editor:
Comaroff, John
Author:
Stewart, Michael
Author:
Bourdieu, Pierre
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
Boulder, Colo. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Ethnic relations
Subject:
Gypsies
Subject:
Austria & Hungary
Subject:
Hungary
Subject:
Hungary Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Gypsies -- Hungary -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Romanies
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Austria & Hungary
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Romanies - Hungary
Subject:
World History-Austria
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Studies in the Ethnograpic Imagination
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.2 oz

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Offers an intimate view of the Hungarian Gypsies who, despite persecution, hostility, and racism, have managed to retain their rich cultural and communal heritage.
"Synopsis" by , Until 1989 the official Communist policy in eastern Europe was to absorb Gypsies into the "ruling" working class. However, most Gypsies resisted assimilation. The core of this book, based on 18 months' observation of daily life in a Gypsy camp, describes the cultivation, celebration and reinvention of cultural difference and diversity by a people deemed by some as too stupid and uncivilized to have a "culture". A part of the Studies in the Ethnographic Imagination series. Bibliography. Photos.
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