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Author Dunajeva, Jekatyerina, author

Title Constructing identities over time : "bad gypsies" and "good roma" in Russia and Hungary / Jekatyerina Dunajeva
Published New York : Central European University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource
Series Critical Romani Studies Book Ser
Critical Romani Studies Book Ser
Summary "Jekatyerina Dunajeva explores how two dominant stereotypes-"bad Gypsies" and "good Roma"-took hold in formal and informal educational institutions in Russia and Hungary. She shows that over centuries "Gypsies" came to be associated with criminality, lack of education, and backwardness. The second notion, of proud, empowered, and educated "Roma," is a more recent development. By identifying five historical phases-pre-modern, early-modern, early and "ripe" communism, and neomodern nation-building-the book captures crucial legacies that deepen social divisions and normalize the constructed group images. The analysis of the state-managed Roma identity project in the brief korenizatsija program for the integration of non-Russian nationalities into the Soviet civil service in the 1920s is particularly revealing, while the critique of contemporary endeavors is a valuable resource for policy makers and civic activists alike. The top-down view is complemented with the bottom-up attention to everyday Roma voices. Personal stories reveal how identities operate in daily life, as Dunajeva brings out hidden narratives and subaltern discourse. Her handling of fieldwork and self-reflexivity is a model of sensitive research with vulnerable groups"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Romanies -- Russia (Federation) -- History
Romanies -- Hungary -- History
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
SUBJECT Romanies -- Ethic identity -- History
Subject Hungary.
Russia (Federation)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021051920
ISBN 963386416X