Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter Images of 'Gypsies'/Romanies in European Cultures

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Since the arrival of the "Gypsies," or Romanies, in Europe at the beginning of the eleventh century, Europeans have simultaneously feared and romanticized them. That ambiguity has contributed to centuries of confusion over the origins, culture, and identity of the Romanies, a confusion that too often has resulted in marginalization, persecution, and scapegoating.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853236795
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Saul is professor of German at the University of Durham. Susan Tebutt is head of German Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the role of the Romanies : images and counter-images 1
John Sampson and Romani studies in Liverpool 15
The gypsy collections at Liverpool 21
Belated travelling theory, contemporary wild praxis : a Romani perspective on the practical politics of the open end 31
The role of language in mystifying and demystifying gypsy identity 53
The origins of anti-gypsyism : the outsiders' view of Romanies in Western Europe in the fifteenth century 79
The concoctors : creating fake Romani culture 85
Modernity, culture and 'gypsies' : is there a meta-scientific method for understanding the representation of 'gypsies'? : and do the Dutch really exist? 98
Half a gypsy : the case of Ezra Jennings in Wilkie Collins's The moonstone (1868) 119
Understanding the 'other'? : communication, history and narration in Margriet de Moor's Hertog van Egypte (1996) 131
From survival to subversion : strategies of self-representation in selected works by Mariella Mehr 145
Disproportional representation : Romanies and European art 159
A photographer and his 'victims' 1934-1964 : reconstructing a shared experience of the Romani holocaust 178
Ritual of memory in constructing the modern identity of Eastern European Romanies 208
'Severity has often enraged but never subdued a gypsy' : the history and making of European Romani stereotypes 226
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