„We’re gypsies, poor and nameless” Cover Image

„Romák, szegények, senkik vagyunk”. Elemzési kísérlet egy szegény roma közösség etnikai identitásépítő stratégiáiról
„We’re gypsies, poor and nameless”

Author(s): László Péter
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Presa Universitara Clujeana
Keywords: gypsy, Moldova, Tatroseni community

Summary/Abstract: An analysis attempt upon ethnical identity construction strategies in a poor gypsy community. Laszlo Peter’s paper builds upon the data of an empirical study, participant observation and interviews. He sketches the ethnical identity construction strategies in a poor gypsy community in Moldova. He claims that this strategy in the Tatroseni community stands in strong relation with two groups of factors. First, with the historical, social and economical context these people live in, and second, with the classification practice of the romanian population. His conclusion is that the self-knowledge of the Tatroseni gypsies is strong and two-fold: it is formed by the strategies of (forced) locking in, social identification and differentiation. Laszlo Peter is a sociologist, and teaches at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. E-mail: peterlaci@yahoo.com

  • Issue Year: 3/2005
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 29-52
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Hungarian