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Palatele ţigăneşti. Arhitectură şi cultură
Gypsy Palaces. Architecture and Culture

Author(s): Rudolf Gräf
Subject(s): Architecture, Sociology of Culture, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: ISPMN Institutul pentru Studierea Problemelor Minorităţilor Naţionale
Keywords: Roma culture; Roma architecture; ethnic minorities;
Summary/Abstract: “The gypsy palace”, as a certain type of architectural object in Romania is called, has developed over the last 15 years and has gained more and more interest due to its peculiar style, which is different from other architectural style in Romania. It is identified with an ethnic group that only recently has embraced sedentary life. In a first stage forms and colors turn the attention to the phenomenon, but, as one starts to go deeply into it, the aspects of cultural identity become more important. It becomes clear that only an interdisciplinary analysis can offer reasoning beyond the prejudices born out of a supposed cultural superiority, which in the 15 year of transition has been hardly proven.

  • Page Count: 37
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Romanian