The Role of the Romanies (Hardcover)
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Liverpool University Press, 9780853236795, 288pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2005
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The Role of the Romanies brings together international experts on Romany culture from the fields of history, sociology, linguistics, and anthropology to address the many questions and problems raised by the vexed relationship between Romany and European cultures. The book's first section considers the genesis, development, and scope of the field of Romany studies, while the second part expands from there to consider constructions of Romany culture and identity. Part three focuses on twentieth-century literary representations of Romany life, while the final part considers how the role of the Romanies will ultimately be remembered and recorded. Together, the essays provide an absorbing portrait of a frequently misunderstood people.
About the Author
Susan Tebbutt is Head of German Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.