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Title: Inward looking : the impact of migration on 'Romanipe' from the Romani perspective
Author: Marinov, Aleksandar G.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7425 488X
Awarding Body: Swansea University
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2015
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The Roma are those Europeans who in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have been treated negatively by harsh laws, execution and transportation in several European countries (Mayall, 1988). At present, Roma are an integral part of Europe, however, facing structural and social inequalities, different forms of exclusion and discrimination. EU Roma form a large segment of those EU citizens who exercise their rights to freely travel, reside and work in other EU states. Some may argue, however, that the reception to EU Roma migrants has not been dissimilar to that experienced by the non-EU migrants and asylum seekers. A great part of the research on Roma/ Romani migrations focuses on political, economic and historical accounts. This study, instead, tries to give an alternative reading on Romani migrations in three main ways. Firstly, it studies Bulgarian Roma and with this complements the better understanding of the Roma of Europe. Secondly, it gives a greater emphasis on the cultural and social implications of their migrations. And thirdly, it gives an insider perspective. This work seeks to understand better the relationship between Romani identity, performance and migration. Particularly, it studies the idea of 'Romanipe' under the prism of the personal accounts of Romani migrants. It also seeks to understand the relationships between the Romani groups in Europe, due to their increased travel and convergence, and predict the effects of migration on (new) Romani consciousness. It is particularly interested in processes, transformation, potentialities and change. This research is based on qualitative data gathered from Romani migrants from three towns of Bulgaria. It concludes with a discussion on the Romani identity, 'Romanipe,' feelings of belonging and Romani (trans) nationalism.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.752345  DOI: Not available
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