Textures of Belonging

Textures of Belonging:  Senses, Objects and Spaces of Romanian Roma
New Directions in Romani Studies Book Series; Volume 4

Series Editors: Huub van Baar (Leuven University) and Angéla Kóczé (CEU)
Author:  Andreea Racleş (Justus-Liebig University)

Berghahn Books, 2021

The longstanding European conception that Roma and non-Roma are separated by unambiguous socio-cultural distinctions has led to the construction of Roma as “non-belonging others.” Challenging this conception, Textures of Belonging explores how Roma negotiate and feel belonging at the everyday level. Inspired by material culture, sensorial anthropology, and human geography approaches, this book uses ethnographic research to examine the role of domestic material forms and their sensorial qualities in nurturing connections with people and places that transcend socio-political boundaries.

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