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“Three-fold Identity?” The Ethnical and National Identity of the Hungarian Boyash Gypsies
“Three-fold Identity?” The Ethnical and National Identity of the Hungarian Boyash Gypsies

Author(s): Mátyás Binder
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: romas; gypsy community; gypsy identity
Summary/Abstract: The Roma are possibly the largest minority group in the European Union. Yet this group is composed of communities with varying languages, cultures and identities. The obvious cause of this variety is that the Gypsies1 compose a large diaspora stretching across five continents, and accordingly, among every community living in a minority, different processes of adaptation led to the formation of distinct identities. In my opinion, three factors – all generated by living in a diaspora – influence the ethnical and national dimensions of the Romani identity: social categorization, national socialization and ethnical identity. Society’s perception, the socialization processes in the nation state institution systems, and the Gypsy community’s own ethnical culture are all factors, which supposedly have or have been an influence on most Romani identities.

  • Page Range: 91-101
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English