The Development of Communist Policy Towards Gypsies and Roma 1945-1989: A Case Study.
In: Guy, W, (ed.)
Between Past and Future: The Roma of Central and Eastern Europe.
University of Hertfordshire Press: Hatfield.
Communist policy towards the Roma in the Warsaw Pact countries - once it became formulated towards the end of the 1950s - regularly adopted an approach oriented towards what we, today, would call forced-assimilation. This paper assesses the intellectual and political forces shaping communist policy and, above all, its implementation. Ironically, it could be argued that assimilationist politics in part produced greater cultural differentiation.
|Title:||The Development of Communist Policy Towards Gypsies and Roma 1945-1989: A Case Study|
|Keywords:||forced assimilation, ethnicity, communist nationality policy, Hungary|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology|
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