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Roma, Gypsies

Texts Issued by International Institutions

Author: Marielle Danbakli

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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A collection of texts, in a single handy volume, issued by the European Community (the Council and the European Parliament), the Council of Europe, (including the Committee of Europe, CLARAE, CAHID and the CDCC) and other international institutions including the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe, the United Nations and the UN High Commission for Refugees.

Roma, Gypsies, Travellers

Author: Jean-Pierre Liégeois

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

View: 985

This book provides an understanding of Gypsies and Travellers by introducing the reader to the richness of their culture and lifestyle.

The East European Gypsies

Regime Change, Marginality, and Ethnopolitics

Author: Zoltan Barany

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 408

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Includes statistics.

The Roma in Romanian History

Author: Viorel Achim

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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One of the greatest challenges during the process of European Union enlargement towards the east is how the issue of the Roma or Gypsies is tackled. This enormous social and political problem cannot be solved without proper historical studies like this book. Achim presents and interprets the long history of the Gypsies, including slavery, the process of integration and assimilation into the majority population, as well as the historical roots of the marginalization of the Gypsies. The deportation of Gypsies to Transnistria during the Antonescu regime, between 1942 and 1944, is reconstructed in a separate chapter. The closing chapters elaborate on the policy toward the Gypsies in the decades after the Second World War, and its bearing on the situation of the Roma population in today's Romania.

Peoples on the Move

Introducing the Nomads of the World

Author: David J. Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Evangelistic work

Page: 480

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"This is the most comprehesive source of information on all the nomadic peoples of the world. Maps help you to locate these nomadic people groups, many of them unevangelized; black and white photographs enable you to visualize them, and people profiles and bibliographic data facilitate research." -- from back cover.

The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies)

Author: Donald Kenrick

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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Category: History

Page: 396

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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 of the Gypsies and their culture is told.

The Holocaust in Romania

The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944

Author: Radu Ioanid

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

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Category: History

Page: 380

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In 1930, 757,000 Jews lived in Romania; they constituted the third largest Jewish community in Europe. Today not more than 14,000 Jews live in Romania, most of them elderly. The record of the Holocaust in Romania includes many curious chapters of support and betrayal, but they have been largely unavailable until now. Radu Ioanid's account based upon privileged access to secret East European government archives, is an unprecedented analysis of heretofore purposely hidden materials. Archival records, published and unpublished reports, memoirs of survivors, letters—Mr. Ioanid uses all these elements to build an accurate perspective on Romanian policies of racism, anti-Semitism, and Jewish extermination during the regime of Ion Antonescu. The publication of The Holocaust in Romania is timely as well as important, for there is now in Romania a growing effort to deny the government's role in the tragedy. Mr. Ioanid sheds light on the reality of the persecutions, the cruelty of the perpetrators, their blatant opportunism and endless cynicism. The story is one of destruction and survival; of German dissatisfaction with Romanian ad hoc violence; of an elusive national policy and the strategies of Romanian authorities that allowed 300,000 Romanian Jews to survive the war. "Invaluable...monumental...no comparable work in any language has documented this important history with the thoroughness, skill, and analytical sophistication this book demonstrates.”—Leo Spitzer, Dartmouth College. Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. With 8 pages of photographs.

History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

Author: Lucian Boia

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives of the present day, present states of mind and ideologies. He closely examines historical culture and conscience in nineteenth and twentieth century Romania, particularly concentrating on the impact of the national ideology on history. Boia's innovative analysis identifies several key mythical configurations and shows how Romanians have reconstituted their own highly ideologized history over the last two centuries. The strength of History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness lies in the author's ability to fully deconstruct the entire Romanian historiographic system and demonstrate the increasing acuteness of national problems in general, and in particular the exploitation of history to support national ideology.

The Gypsies/The Roma in Hungarian Society

Author: Ernő Kállai

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Romanies

Page: 177

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Roma/gypsies

A European Minority

Author: Jean-Pierre Liégeois

Publisher:

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Category: Ethnic relations

Page: 38

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Overview of the Roma/Gypy community and its history of discrimination and persecution in Europe, analyzing the various policies adopted during the 600 years since the Roma/Gypsies first migrated to Europe. The report examines specific areas where the Roma/Gypsy community as a whole currently faces difficulties, like disadvantage and discrimination in employment, housing, health, education and vocational opportunities.

Book of Obituaries

Author: Ann Wroe

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 415

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The obituaries that appear in The Economist are remarkable because of the unpredictable selection of people to be written about, the surprising lives they lead - but also for the style in which the obituary is written. The selection for this book ranges far and wide, including Jean Bedel Bokassa and Pope Jean Paul II, Pamela Harriman and Harry Oppenheimer, Akio Morita and J K Galbraith, Jean Baudrillard and Syd Barrett, Estee Lauder and Hunter Thomson, Bip (the legendary mime artist Marcel Marceau) and even Alex the African Grey (Science's best known parrot).

Volatile Substance Abuse Among Young People in Poland

Consultant's Final Report

Author: Richard Ives

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 111

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The Roma: a Minority in Europe

Historical, Political and Social Perspectives

Author: Roni Stauber

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

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The situation of the Roma in Europe, especially in the former communist states, is one of the more important human rights issues on the agenda of the international community, especially in the Euro-Atlantic bodies of integration. Within European states that have Roma populations there is a growing awareness that the matter must be confronted, and that there is a need for a concentrated effort to solve social problems and ease tensions between the Roma and the European nations among which they dwell. This volume is the result of an international conference held at Tel Aviv University in December 2002. The conference, one of the largest held among the academic community in the last decade, served as a unique forum for a multidisciplinary discussion on the past and present of the Roma in which both Roma and non-Roma scholars from various countries engaged.

Roast Chicken and Other Gypsy Stories

Oral Narratives Among Serbian Gypsies

Author: Jelena Čvorović

Publisher: Peter Lang

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 131

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This book discusses narrative as an adaptive cultural mechanism among Gypsies in Serbia. As a key traditional trait of Serbian Gypsies, storytelling, conveyed along kin generations, influences the behavior of all who listen. Since their appearance in the Balkans centuries ago, an insecure social environment has shaped their cultural traditions, including that of storytelling. Their traditional stories reaffirm the strong identity with their kinship group, yet, at the same time, plead loudly for recognition from outsiders. The success achieved by Gypsies in maintaining themselves and their culture can be attributed, in large measure, to the power of their traditional stories.

Gypsy Law

Romani Legal Traditions and Culture

Author: Walter O. Weyrauch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 284

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A unique collection of scholarly essays gathered and reprinted from American Journal of Comparative Law (1997) and the Yale Law Journal (1993) on the legal traditions of the Roma, or Gypsies. A fascinating account of how a primarily alien culture functions in a larger social context.

Roma in Europe

Author: Jean-Pierre Liégeois

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 307

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This book is intended to foster a better understanding of Roma in Europe by describing their culture and lifestyle and the strength of their identity as well as the mistreatment they have suffered over the centuries. The final pages of the book set out the foundations for a program of action.--Publisher's description.

Bury Me Standing

The Gypsies and Their Journey

Author: Isabel Fonseca

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 336

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A masterful work of personal reportage, this volume is also a vibrant portrait of a mysterious people and an essential document of a disappearing culture. Fabled, feared, romanticized, and reviled, the Gypsies—or Roma—are among the least understood people on earth. Their culture remains largely obscure, but in Isabel Fonseca they have found an eloquent witness. In Bury Me Standing, alongside unforgettable portraits of individuals—the poet, the politician, the child prostitute—Fonseca offers sharp insights into the humor, language, wisdom, and taboos of the Roma. She traces their exodus out of India 1,000 years ago and their astonishing history of persecution: enslaved by the princes of medieval Romania; massacred by the Nazis; forcibly assimilated by the communist regimes; evicted from their settlements in Eastern Europe, and most recently, in Western Europe as well. Whether as handy scapegoats or figments of the romantic imagination, the Gypsies have always been with us—but never before have they been brought so vividly to life. Includes fifty black and white photos.

The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

View: 731

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Author: Yaron Matras

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 605

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The book contains 30 descriptive chapters dealing with a specific language contact situation. The chapters follow a uniform organisation format, being the narrative version of a standard comprehensive questionnaire previously distributed to all authors. The questionnaire targets systematically the possibility of contact influence / grammatical borrowing in a full range of categories. The uniform structure facilitates a comparison among the chapters and the languages covered. The introduction describes the setup of the questionnaire and the methodology of the approach, along with a survey of the difficulties of sampling in contact linguistics. Two evaluative chapters, each authored by one of the co-editors, draws general conclusions from the volume as a whole (one in relation to borrowed grammatical categories and meaningful hierarchies, the other in relation to the distribution of Matter and Pattern replication).

The Gypsies During the Second World War: In the shadow of the swastika. Gypsies in Italy during the Fascist dictatorship and the Second World War

Author: Karola Fings

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 750

The second text in a three-volume series in the Interface Collection, based on the latest research into the racial theories which underlay the suffering of the Gypsies in the Holocaust and their fate in the death camps in the occupied countries of Hitler's Europe.

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