Mapping Global Racisms

Rethinking Roma

Identities, Politicisation and New Agendas

Authors: Law, Ian, Kovats, Martin

  • Challenges the conventional conceptualisation of Roma in analysing the group as a distinct and definable political phenomenon
  • Combines the insights of research on the racialization of the planet with scholarship on Roma as understood ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ of Europe
  • Offers a new critical framework for understanding the rise of contemporary Roma politics
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This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the emergence, development and implications of the Roma political phenomenon in contemporary Europe. It also challenges the conventional epistemological basis to political claims of distinct Roma people and argues that the contemporary politics of Roma is better understood as the public application of Roma identity.

In recent times a new word has entered the political lexicon across Europe and beyond: Roma. Thirty years ago it would have been hard to encounter the public use of the word outside of a small number of academics and activists. In the second decade of the new millennium, Roma has become a dynamic political identity championed by hundreds of organisations, thousands of activists and applied to millions of people across Europe and beyond. Roma has become an agenda item for local and national authorities, as well as being taken up by the European Union and other international organisations. In challenging the conventional epistemology, this book examines the principal interests and processes that are constructing Roma as a public, political identity encompassing highly differentiated groups of people.

This book brings together critical race theory and theories of ethnic mobilisation to provide a new critical framework for understanding Roma identity, history and transnational politics. It will be of particular interest to students and academics within the fields of global racialization and ethnicity studies.

About the authors

Ian Law is Professor of Racism and Ethnicity Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK

Martin Kovats has been studying the politics of Roma for more than twenty years and advised the European Commission on Roma issues 2010-14

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Roma
Book Subtitle
Identities, Politicisation and New Agendas
Authors
Series Title
Mapping Global Racisms
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38582-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-38582-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38581-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 225
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