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The Romani Women's Movement: Struggles and Debates in Central and Eastern Europe

The Romani Women's Movement: Struggles and Debates in Central and Eastern Europe

Authors
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year 25/02/2020
Pages 271
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
ISBN 9780367486990
Categories Gender studies: women, Sociology
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The lack of recognition of Romani gender politics in the wider Romani movement and the women's movements is accompanied by a scarcity of academic literature on Romani women's mobilization in wider social justice struggles and debates. The Romani Women's Movement highlights the role that Romani women's politics plays in shaping equality related discourses, policies, and movements in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Presenting the diverse experiences and voices of Romani women activists, this volume reveals how they translate experiences of structural inequalities into political struggles by defining their own spaces of action; participating in formalized or less formal activist practices, and challenging the agendas and mechanisms of the established Romani and women's movements. Moving discourses on and of Romani women from the periphery of scholarly exchanges to the mainstream, the volume invites scholars and activists from different disciplines and movements to critically reflect on their engagements with particular social justice agendas. It will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners interested in fields such as social movements, gender equality, and social and ethnic justice.

The Romani Women's Movement: Struggles and Debates in Central and Eastern Europe

Table of contents

Acknowledgements





Foreword Margareta Matache





Introduction Romani Feminist Critique and Gender Politics


Angela Kocze, Violetta Zentai, Jelena Jovanovic, and Eniko Vincze





Part I Social Categories and Agendas





Chapter 1 Missed Opportunity or Building Blocks of a Movement? History and Lessons from the Roma Women's Initiative's Efforts to Mobilize European Romani Women's Activism


Debra Schultz and Nicoleta Bitu





Chapter 2 Negotiating the Identity Dilemma: Crosscurrents Across the Romani, Romani Women's and Romani LGBTIQ Movements


Lucy Fremlova and Aidan McGarry





Chapter 3 Gender Relations and the Romani Women's Movement in the Eyes of Romani Men: Towards the Potential for Transversal Politics


Jelena Jovanovic and Violetta Zentai





Chapter 4 Heroines of Ours: Between Magnificence and Maleficence


Jelena M. Savic





Part II Linking the Personal and the Political





Chapter 5 Towards an Anti-Racist Feminism for Social Justice in Romania


Carmen Gheorghe, Letitia Mark, and Eniko Vincze





Chapter 6 Romani Women's Friendship, Empowerment, and Politics: Views on Romani Feminism in Serbia and Beyond


Vera Kurtic and Jelena Jovanovic





Chapter 7 Untapped Potential of Romani Women's Activism in Contemporary Europe: Czech Republic


Jamen Gabriela Hrabanova and Gwendolyn Albert





Chapter 8 Romani Gender Politics in Hungary and Feminist Alliances in Practice


Lidia Balogh





Chapter 9 The Dilemmas of the Romani Women's Movement in Bulgaria: From Assimilation to Empowerment?


Teodora Krumova





Part III Transnational Inspirations





Chapter 10 Emancipation and Passionate Politics: Impact of Various Feminisms on Central and Eastern European Romani Women's Activism


Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka





Chapter 11 The Challenges of Kali NGOisation after Francoism: Rethinking Activism in and beyond Spain


Patricia Caro Maya and Sarah Werner Boada





Concluding remarks: Promises and Prospects of the Romani Women's Movement in Central and Eastern Europe


Alexandra Oprea





Carol Silverman





List of Contributors


Index

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