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dc.contributor.editorMatras, Yaron
dc.contributor.editorLeggio, Daniele Viktor
dc.date.submitted2018-11-01 23:55
dc.date.submitted2019-10-17 14:46:51
dc.identifierOCN: 1082958128
dc.description.abstractThe book examines some of the dilemmas surrounding Europe’s open borders, migrations, and identities through the prism of the Roma – Europe’s most dispersed and socially marginalised population. The volume challenges some of the myths surrounding the Roma as a ‘problem population’, and places the focus instead on the context of European policy and identity debates. It comes to the conclusion that the migration of Roma and the constitution of their communities is shaped by European policy as much as, and often more so, than by the cultural traits of the Roma themselves. The chapters compare case studies of Roma migrants in Spain, Italy, France, and Britain and the impact of migration on the origin communities in Romania. The study combines historical and ethnographic methods with insights from migration studies, drawing on a unique multi-site collaborative project that for the first time gave Roma participants a voice in shaping research into their communities.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology
dc.subject.otherRomanian Roma
dc.subject.otherWestern Europe
dc.subject.otherOpen borders
dc.titleOpen Borders, Unlocked Cultures
dc.title.alternativeRomanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 7 Community identity and mobilisation
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 1 How open borders can unlock cultures

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  • Matras, Yaron; Leggio, Daniele Viktor (2018)
    Romani political mobilisation is now an established part of the civil society landscape across Europe. It has given rise to various forms of political participation, with Romani NGOs taking up consultative roles in a ...
  • Leggio, Daniele Viktor; Matras, Yaron (2018)
    In March 2014, the e-mail list of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies1 hosted a discussion on definitions of the population known as ‘Roma’. It began when one of the subscribers to the list – which at the ...