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History of Romanies

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  • All Change!by Damian Le Bas; Thomas Acton

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Offering new perspectives on the Romani experience, this volume investigates the culture?s origins, history, and identity. Written by leading Romani scholars, this authoritative account considers various topics, including how linguistics has clarified the origins of the Roma, how Gypsies have been classified in Russian research, and how the history... more...

  • Insiders, Outsiders and Othersby Kalwant Bhopal; Martin Myers

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2008; US$ 23.99

    Examining the contributing factors in the shaping of Gypsy identity in the United Kingdom, this study evaluates both recent and historic tendencies that now misrepresent or overlook Gypsy culture. From examining the implications of skin color to demystifying the often confused history of nomadic settlements, this resource presents an insightful and... more...

  • Gypsies and Travellersby Joanna Richardson; Andrew Ryder

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 42.95

    This topical book examines and debates a range of themes facing Gypsies and Travellers in British Society, including health, social policy, employment and education. more...

  • A minority and the stateby Becky Taylor

    Manchester University Press 2008; US$ 95.00

    A minority and the state' is a much needed history of Britain's travelling communities in the twentieth century, drawing together detailed archival research at local and national level to explore the impact of state and legislative developments on Travellers, as well as their experience of missions, education, war and welfare. It also covers... more...

  • Questioning Gypsy Identityby Brian A. Belton

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Questioning Gypsy Identity: Ethnic Narratives in Britain and America critically examines stories of Gypsy lives against the framework of social theories that illustrate how identity arises out of the cultural complexity of individual biographies, families, and communities. Growing up in an English Gypsy family, Brian Belton offers readers a unique... more...

  • Exploring Gypsinessby Ada I. Engebrigtsen

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 27.95

    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... more...

  • Danger! Educated Gypsyby Ian Hancock; Dileep Karanth

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    Penned by a noted Gypsy scholar, this collection of writings examines Romani history, culture, language, and politics and covers topics that range from responses to the Romani Holocaust and Romani religion to anti-Gypsy racism and oppression. Giving a voice to an often misunderstood community, this record includes personal stories, persuasive research,... more...

  • The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies)by Donald Kenrick

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics, the history... more...

  • Romani Movement, Theby Peter Vermeersch

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    The collapse of communism and the process of state building that ensued in the 1990s have highlighted the existence of significant minorities in many European states, particularly in Central Europe. In this context, the growing plight of Europe's biggest minority, the Roma (Gypsies), has been particularly salient. Traditionally dispersed, possessing... more...

  • Sinti and Romaby Susan Tebbutt

    Berghahn Books 1998; US$ 27.95

    According to opinion polls, Germans are less favorably disposed towards the Sinti and Roma than towards any other ethnic group, despite the fact that few Germans have any personal knowledge of them or even realize that the Sinti and Roma in Germany include both Germans and non-Germans. The image of the Sinti and Roma prevalent in German society... more...