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Inkluzivitás napjainkban: hátrányos helyzetű, roma/cigány fiatalok életútja
The Inclusion Nowadays: Lifepath of Disadvantaged Gypsy Youth

Author(s): Aranka Varga
Subject(s): Sociology, Social differentiation, Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: intersectionality; social disadvantage; resilience; inclusion;

Summary/Abstract: The intensifying processes of migration make pertinent the question of what makes a diverse society successful. This study attempts to explore factors that might address this crucial issue through analysing the results of the third phase of 20-year-long longitudinal research. Participants are primarily disadvantaged youths living in Hungary whose social disadvantages are in strong connection with their belonging to the Gypsy/Roma community. Seventy interviews regarding the paths of participants’ lives were realized in the theoretical context of resilience and inclusion, highlighting factors that might support or hinder life opportunities (e.g., school, family, social environment). Through analysis of these interviews, observations of participants lives are typified, inequalities are explored (in effort to stabilize them), and phenomena which positively influence a person’s resilience are collected. Results of the study indicate that inclusion (an inclusive and supporting environment realized in an integrative setting) empowerment, motivation, and responsibility to the community are factors which may lead to individual success.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 418-430
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian