The making of gypsy diasporas
Toninato, Paola. The making of gypsy diasporas. Translocations, Vol.5 (No.1). ISSN 2009-0420Full text not available from this repository.
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The article proposes to adopt the notion of diaspora as social practice for an analysis of Gypsy
diasporas. It indicates the limits of the classical definition of diaspora, which is mainly based on
the experience of the Jewish diaspora, and argues that the paradigm shift towards diaspora as
social practice allows refocusing the debate on constitutive factors of diaspora making and on
functions and main actors in developing a diasporic political discourse. The article outlines core
elements of the Gypsy diaspora discourse and its main advocates. It offers thoughts on strengths
and limits of this discourse and emphasises positive implications of the use of the diaspora
concept for ongoing negotiations of Roma/Gypsy identity in the public sphere.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DG Italy|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Italian|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Translocations|
|Publisher:||Dublin City University|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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