Stewart, MS (2013) Roma and Gypsy ‘ethnicity’ as a subject of anthropological enquiry. In: UNSPECIFIED Annual Reviews
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Anthropological interest in Romany and Gypsy populations is now intense but for the first seven or so decades of our discipline the field was left entirely to amateur folklorists. Roma and Gypsies may often ‘not want in’ but they also seem not to fit into existing academic models. Examining various ways in which Romany sociality challenges existing anthropological models, this article assesses the contribution of three explanations of Romany persistence: historical, socio-structural and ‘culturalist’. Roma always live immersed within and dispersed among dominant majority populations and yet their adaptation remains surprisingly successful in the long historical view. The enormous diversity of Romany social forms, as well as their evasion of the trap of nation-state/ethnic figurations, continues to provide a potent source for anthropological reflection and theorization.
|Title:||Roma and Gypsy ‘ethnicity’ as a subject of anthropological enquiry|
|Additional information:||Submitted and confirmed for publication in 2013 by Editorial Cttee meeting Mar 2012|
|Keywords:||Minorities, Europe, Methodological Nationalism, Mimesis|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology|
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