Contesting Moralities

Contesting Moralities:  Roma Identities, State and Kinship
New Directions in Romani Studies Book Series; Volume 5

Series Editors: Huub van Baar (Leuven University) and Angéla Kóczé (CEU)
Author:  Iliana Sarafian (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Release date: Berghahn Books, April 2023

Roma identities have often been presented in literature as collectively constructed and in opposition to those who are not Roma. Contesting Moralities challenges these preconceptions about Roma identification by disentangling the binaries between Roma and non-Roma, state and non-state, public and private. It explores topics resonating in contemporary Romani studies that are in need of further exploration through individual perspectives, including history, activism, kinship, childhood, and gender hierarchies. The book paints a complex picture of inequality and how it is negotiated amid conflicting, ambiguous and contradictory regimes of power and moral demands, including those of state and kin.

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