Gypsy Economy : Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century, Paperback / softback Book

Gypsy Economy : Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century Paperback / softback

Edited by Micol Brazzabeni, Manuela Ivone Cunha, Martin Fotta

Part of the The Human Economy series


Economic arrangements of Romanies are complexly related to their social position.

The authors of this volume explore these complexities, including how economic exchanges forge key social relationships of gender and ethnicity, how economic opportunities are constructed and seized, and how economic success and failure are transformed into attributes of social persons.

They explore how, despite - or perhaps because of - their unstable and ambiguous position within the market economy, shared today with a growing number of people facing precarity and informalisation, Roma and Gypsy communities continuously re-create more or less viable economic strategies.

The ethnographically based chapters share accounts of socially and economically vulnerable populations that face their situation with self-determination and creativity.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 3 illustrations
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
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  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9781785338229



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