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Author Engebrigtsen, Ada I.

Title Exploring Gypsiness : Power, Exchange and Interdependence in a Transylvanian Village
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents Exploring Gypsiness; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Transcriptions, Pronunciationsand Vocabulary; Introduction; Parrtt II. The Rom Worrlld; Chapter 1. Roma in the Romanian Figuration; Chapter 2. Cultivating and Harvesting Social Environment; Chapter 3. Gender, Shame and Honour; Chapter 4. Amari Familia: Belonging Together; Chapter 5. Competing for Equality; Chapter 6. Rom Leadership: Joska Bulibasa; Chapter 7. Romanimo: Towardsa Rom Cosmology; Part II. Roma as Villagers; Introduction; Chapter 8. Village Life, Peasant Cosmology; Chapter 9. Exchange and Power
Chapter 10. The Tigan as SignifierEpilogue; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Index
Summary Romania has a larger Gypsy population than most other countries but little is known about the relationship between this group and the non-Gypsy Romanians around them. This book focuses on a group of Rom Gypsies living in a village in Transylvania and explores their social life and cosmology. Because Rom Gypsies are dependent on and define themselves in relation to the surrounding non-Gypsy populations, it is important to understand their day-to-day interactions with these neighbors, primarily peasants to whom they relate through extended barter. The author comes to the conclusion that, alth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Romanies -- Romania -- Transylvania -- Social life and customs.
Transylvania (Romania) -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857457101 (electronic bk.)
1306545749 (ebk)
9780857457103 (electronic bk.)
9781306545747 (ebk)