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Etnická identita Romů v akademických konfrontacích. Pole etnicity jako nejasný prostor pro vstup do debaty o etnické identitě Romů

Title in English Roma Ethnic Identities in Academic Confrontations. Field of Ethnicity as an Uncertain Entry Area to Discussion about Ethnic Identities of Roma


Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Slovenský národopis
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Roma; identities; ethnicity; qualitative research
Description According to some Czech academics Roma people do not have ethnic identity. Therefore the effort of state institutions to support their cultural activities and their national awareness is in context of solving more burning Roma issues of social exclusion and poverty only wasting of energy and finance. This view on Roma opens up more wide discussion about Roma ethnic identities among other Czech academics and brought to the consideration other topics such as academic representations of Roma and their influence on policy measures, relations between researchers identity and the way they construct Roma ethnic identity and also the appropriate research methodology. Based on this academic discussion the paper explores the narrative methodology within the issue of constructing Roma city youth identities. The article is primarily one of the outcomes of my own qualitative research however it tries to reflect also long-term relations and work experiences of researcher among Roma in Czech Republic.
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