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The East European Gypsies: Regime Change, Marginality, and Ethnopolitics by Zoltan Barany

The East European Gypsies: Regime Change, Marginality, and Ethnopolitics  by Zoltan Barany
  • Author Zoltan Barany
  • Title The East European Gypsies: Regime Change, Marginality, and Ethnopolitics
  • Category Politics & Social Sciences
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • ISBN 0521009103
  • ISBN13 978-0521009102
  • Size PDF 1123 kb
  • Size FB2 1625 kb
  • Size EPUB 1752 kb
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press (September 24, 2001)
  • Language English
  • Rating 4.9
  • Votes 248
  • Pages 422 pages

This book is the first attempt by a social scientist to explain the age-old predicament of Gypsies (or Roma), Eastern Europe's largest ethnic minority, and their relationship to the region's states and societies. Professor Barany comparatively examines the Gypsies' socioeconomic and political marginality and the policies toward them through seven centuries and in seven East European states. He illuminates the reasons why the Roma have consistently occupied the bottom of social, economic, and political hierarchies regardless of historical period or geographic location.