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230039 SE Sociology of European Roma (Gypsies) (2015W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


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max. 28 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


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Freitag 02.10. 12:15 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Freitag 13.11. 12:15 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Sonntag 06.12. 10:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Sonntag 17.01. 10:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The "Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005 - 2013", the European Unions big integration project, is slowly approaching its end (http://www.romadecade.org/). It has been already clear by now, that the project will have problems to fully deliver its goals. The otherwise well-intended integration programme was meant to reduce poverty and other forms of inequality among European populations of Roma, Sinti and other groups often called as "Gypsies." This course is intended not only as a critical evaluation of the predicament of Roma/Gypsy populations in contemporary Europe, but also as a critical investigation into historical and contemporary conditions that make the "durable marginality" of European Roma possible (and which prevent the fulfilment of the goals of the Decade). This course is intended as a learning/sharing platform for those seriously interested in various perspectives from which social sciences, and sociology in particular, can conceptualize the topic and conduct research in the field of "Roma issues". Drawing from theories and empirical investigations in anthropology, sociology and geography, the course will examine various dimensions through which European Roma have been excluded from full participation in the dominant societies, while paying attention to ways these people have been responding to their predicament.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

In-class presentation, written paper and public presentation at the end of the semester

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Participants should be able to critically evaluate both historical and contemporary data on European Roma and their exclusion/integration, to distinguish between political and scientific approaches to the topic, and to review elementary scientific and social policy literature.


Reading the required text(s) prior to each seminar; active participation in the seminars; group discussion; moderated discussion; individual/group presentation, practical application of concepts and theories.


Preliminary readings (selections will be made):

Bancroft, Angus. 2005. Roma and Gypsy-Travellers in Europe: Modernity, Race, Space and Exclusion. Burlington: Ashgate.
Barany, Zoltan. 2002. The East European Gypsies: Regime Change, Marginality, and Ethnopolitics. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.
Bourdieu, Pierre. [1993] 1999. "Site Effects." Pp. 123-129 in Pierre Bourdieu et al. The Weight of the World: Social Suffering in Contemporary Society. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Budilová, Lenka, Marek Jakoubek. 2005. "Ritual Impurity and Kinship in a Gypsy Osada in Eastern Slovakia." Romani Studies 15 (1): 1-29.
Cohn, Werner. 1973. The Gypsies. London: Addison-Wesley.
Crowe, David. 2007. A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia, (Second edition). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Day, Sophie, Evthymios Papataxiarchis, Michael Stawart. 1999b. Lilies in the Field: Marginal People Who Live for the Moment. Boulder: Westview Press.
Rebecca Emigh, Ivan Szelényi (eds.). 2001. Poverty, Ethnicity, and Gender in Eastern Europe During the Market Transition. Westport: Praeger.
Formoso, Bernard, Jean Burrell. 2000. "Economic Habitus and Managements of Needs: The Exapmle of the Gypsies." Diogenes 48: 58-73.
Farnham Rehrfisch (ed.). 1975. Gypsies, Tinkers and Other Travellers. San Francisco: Academic Press.
Hübschmannová, Milena. [1984] 1998. "Economic Stratification and Interaction: Roma, an Ethnic Jati in East Slovakia." Pp. 233-267 in Diane Tong (ed.). Gypsies: An interdisciplinary Reader. New York: Garland Publishing.
Kaprow, Miriam. 1992. "Celebrating Impermanence: Gypsies in a Spanish City." Pp. 218-231 in Philip DeVita (eds.). The Naked Anthropologist: Tales from Around the World. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company.
Lacková, Elena. 1999. A False Down: My Life as a Gypsy Woman in Slovakia. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press.
Ladányi, János, Iván Szelényi. 2006. Patterns of Exclusion: Constructing Gypsy Ethnicity and the Making of an Underclass in Transitional Societies of Europe. New York: Columbia University Press.
Mayall, David. 2004. Gypsy Identities 1500-2000: From Egipcyans and Moon-men to the Ethnic Romany. London: Routledge.
Okely, Judith. [1983] 1992. The Traveller-Gypsies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Sibley, David. 1981. Outsiders in Urban Society. Blackwell.
Sibley, David. 1995. Geographies of Exclusion: Society and Difference in the West. Routledge.
Stewart, Michael. 1997. The Time of the Gypsies. Oxford: Westview Press.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:39