Code unknown: Roma/Gypsy montage

Robins, Kevin, Benninghaus, Rüdiger, Osseiran, Nejla, Marushiakova, Elena, Popov, Vesselin, van Baar, Huub, Metykova, Monika, Kostadinov, Kostadin, Hanák, Jan, Tahirović Sijerčić, Hedina, de Baïracli Levy, Juliette, Marsh, Adrian, Chazal, Matthieu, Ashplant, Timothy, Tomova, Ilona, Mehr, Mariella, Busch, Thomas, Junghaus, Tímea, Cartwright, Garth, Silverman, Carol and Tamar Seeman, Sonia (2010) Code unknown: Roma/Gypsy montage. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 14 (6). pp. 636-705. ISSN 1360-4813

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Roma/Gypsies have rarely figured in mainstream social theory; they have, rather, been a topic of ‘specialist’ interest. The aim of this feature is, in some small way, to address the issue of Roma culture and society in a mainstream context. More than considering a neglected group, it suggests that there is something positive and constructive to be learned from the Roma and their experiences—something to be learned from a people who have invariably been considered as problematical. Roma have a distinctive significance in the context of a changing Europe, and they also merit serious consideration in urban theory. Yet they have never figured in mainstream spatial politics. They have never received spatial justice. Through the assembling of a broad range of contributions, mostly concerning the eastern side of Europe, I have sought to bring out something of the broad range of perspectives and discourses concerning Roma culture. The aim has been to make an argument by way of a montage, and, moreover, to make the argument through ways of telling that expand the definition of ‘academic’.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 'A Gypsy from Klenovec’ pp.658-660 and 'Believers in their Own Ways: An Interview with Jan Hanak’ pp.663-667 written by Monika Metykova. Published as Monika Metykova now Smialkowska.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Roma/Gypsies, Europe, cultural complexity, urban/rural, cosmopolitanism
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 13:24
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:41

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