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The East European Gypsies: Regime Change, Marginality, and Ethnopoliticsby Zoltan Barany
Synopses & Reviews
'This book is the first attempt by a social scientist to explain the age-old predicament of Gypsies (or Roma), Eastern Europe\'s largest ethnic minority, and their relationship to the region\'s states and societies. Professor Barany comparatively examines the Gypsies\' socioeconomic and political marginality and the policies toward them through seven centuries and in seven East European states. He illuminates the reasons why the Roma have consistently occupied the bottom of social, economic, and political hierarchies regardless of historical period or geographic location.'
This is the first attempt by a social scientist to explain the predicament of Gypsies (or Roma), Eastern Europe"s largest ethnic minority, and their relationship to the region"s states and societies. Barany examines the Gypsies" socioeconomic and political marginality and policies toward them through seven centuries in seven East European states.
A social scientist explains the predicament of Gypsies and their relationship to societies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. The Analytical Framework: 1. Regimes, states, and minorities; 2. Marginality and ethnic mobilization; Part II. Non-Democratic Systems and Gypsy Marginality; 3. The gypsies in imperial and authoritarian states; 4. The Roma under state-socialism: Part III. The Gypsies in Emerging Democracies: 5. The socioeconomic impact of regime change: gypsy marginality in the 1990s; 6. Romani mobilization; 7. The international dimension: migration and institutions; 8. State institutions and policies toward the gypsies; 9. Romani marginality revisited; Conclusion.
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