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Author Barany, Zoltan D.

Title The East European gypsies : regime change, marginality, and ethnopolitics / Zoltan Barany
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002


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Description xi, 408 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: PART I. THE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK -- 1. Regimes, States, and Minorities -- 2. Marginality and Ethnic Mobilization -- PART II. NONDEMOCRATIC 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 -- State Institutions and Policies toward the Gypsies -- 8. Romani Marginality Revisited -- Conclusion -- References
Summary "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 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. Barany argues that the current nostalgia of many Gypsies for the socialist period is easy to understand, given the disastrous effect of the postcommunist socioeconomic transformation on the Roma's conditions over the last decade. He explains the impact of Gypsy political mobilization and the activities of international organizations and NGOs on government policies. This pioneering multidisciplinary work will engage political scientists, sociologists, and historians as well as students of ethnic and racial studies."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-388) and index
Subject Romanies -- Europe, Eastern -- History.
LC no. 2001025594
ISBN 0521804108
0521009103 paperback