Roma Rights and Civil Rights tackles the movements for - and expressions of - equality for Roma in Central and Southeast Europe and African Americans from two complementary perspectives: law and cultural studies. Interdisciplinary in approach, the book engages with comparative law, European studies, cultural studies, and critical race theory. Its central contribution is to compare the experiences of Roma and African Americans regarding racialization, marginalization, and mobilization for equality. Deploying a novel approach, the book challenges conventional notions of civil rights and paradigms in Romani studies.
Roma Rights and Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Comparison
1. Historical comparisons: from slavery to World War II; 2. Historical comparisons: from the Cold War to the European Union; 3. Resistance and the nation; 4. Minority protections and conditionality; 5. Minority protections and internal governance; 6. Filmic representations.