A Gypsy in Klenovec (in Code Unknown: Roma/Gypsy Montage)

Metykova, Monika (2010) A Gypsy in Klenovec (in Code Unknown: Roma/Gypsy Montage). City, 14 (6). pp. 658-660. ISSN 1360-4813

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Abstract

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
Keywords: Roma/Gypsies, Europe, cultural complexity, urban/rural, cosmopolitanism
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
Depositing User: Monika Metykova
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 08:18
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 08:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39535
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