Accepted paper:

Seen as marginal: when you do not want in

Author:

László Fosztó (ISPMN Cluj, Romania)

Paper short abstract:

Roma/Gypsies has been described by the literature as ‘Groups that don’t want in’. This presentation will look at the contrasting expectations of the majorities and the Roma themselves on the frustrations of the majority expectations for ‘fitting in’ based on a local case study from Transylvania, Romania.

Paper long abstract:

Roma/Gypsies has been described by the literature as 'Groups that don't want in' (Gmelch ‎1986). They make their living independently by and maintain their separateness in the midst of the majority populations, and they their concepts about being connected and 'socially integrated' differ from what of the outsiders. Therefore they are seen as marginal or living in a different temporality. This presentation will look at the contrasting expectations of the majorities and the Roma themselves on the frustrations of the majority expectations for 'fitting in' being or being included based on a local case study from Transylvania, Romania.

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