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TitleIntroduction: Gypsy economy
Author(s)Cunha, Manuela Ivone P. da
Editor(s)Brazzabeni, Micol
Cunha, Manuela Ivone P. da
Fotta, Martin
KeywordsGypsy economy
Romanies (romani people)
Niche economy
Issue date2015
PublisherBerghahn Books
Abstract(s)‘Gypsy economy’ is a conceptual fiction as well as a matter of lived experience. First, it heuristically stabilises analytical focus on diverse economic practices of those traditionally labelled by states majorities as ‘Gypsies’ (Roma, Sinti, Travellers, peoples that identify as Gypsies, and so on). Second, it is a condensed image that makes visible recent changes in the relationship between the society, the state and the market. Ethnographic studies of Romani communities that have experienced marginalisation in relation to the dominant work ethics, informal employment and precarity for generations, but who nevertheless face their situation with self-determination and creativity that they find meaningful, therefore promises to add to the ways of thinking about human economy under the latest capitalism.
TypeBook editorial
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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