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The marginalisation of Romani studies within the academic community

The marginalisation of Romani studies within the academic community

Acton, Thomas (2009) The marginalisation of Romani studies within the academic community. In: British Sociological Association Annual Conference, 16-18 April 2009, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Romani Studies academics often complain they are marginalised within the academic community in the same way that Roma/Gypsy/Traveller minorities are marginalised within nation-state polities. This paper will argue that the cognitive exclusion of the history of these communities from most hegemonic national discourses is rooted in the historical circumstances of the emergence of the institution of the nation state in the 16th century, and is difficult to challenge without challenging the legitimacy of the nation state itself.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented at the 2009 British Sociological Association Annual Conference on Saturday 18 April 2009 at 09:00 - 10:30 in a sub-plenary session entitled - Social Divisions and Social Identities: New Global Perspective on Exclusion and Inclusion - in the assembly hall
Uncontrolled Keywords: Romani studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5283

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