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Drawing on Roma community voices and expert research, this book provides a powerful tool to challenge conventional discourses and analyses on Romani identity, poverty and exclusion.
Through the transformative vehicle of a ‘Social Europe’, this edited collection presents new concepts and strategies for framing social justice for Romani communities across Europe. The vast majority of Roma experience high levels of exclusion from the labour market and from social networks in society. This book maps out how the implementation of a new ‘Social Europe’ can offer innovative solutions to these intransigent dilemmas.
This insightful and accessible text is vital reading for the policymaker, practitioner, academic and activist.
Andrew Ryder is Associate Professor at the Institute of Communication and Sociology, Corvinus University of Budapest and board member of the Roma Education Fund.
Marius Taba is Visiting Lecturer and Fellow at Corvinus University of Budapest and former Grants and Research Manager at the Roma Education Fund.
Nidhi Trehan is Research Fellow at Corvinus University of Budapest and Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) in New Delhi. She was formerly Visiting Scholar at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
Foreword ~ James Galbraith;
Introduction: Romani Communities and Transformative Change: A New Social Europe ~ Andrew Ryder, Marius Taba and Nidhi Trehan;
Blue Sky Thinking and Mechanisms of Empowerment for the Roma in a New Social Europe ~ Roland Fekovits, Andrew Ryder and Szilvasi;
Transformative Change and Antigypsyism: Challenging the Radical Right ~ Marius Taba;
Antigypsyism in Hungary: the Gyöngyöspata case vs ‘the people’s sense of justice’ ~ Bernard Rorke;
Shifting power to the grassroots: Romani and non-Romani women in dialogue ~ Violeta Vajda;
Transatlantic Dialogues and Subaltern Solidarity: Romani Activism in the US and Canada ~ Matache and Trehan;
Roma Young People’s Activism and Transformative Change ~ Anna Daróczi, Lisa Smith, Sarah Cemlyn;
Interview with Jenő Setét ~ with Katalin Rostas;
Knowledge Production, Intersectionality and Social Europe ~ Kocze and Trehan;
Afterword ~ Greens MEP Romeo Franz