Interculturalism and Discrimination in Romania Policies, Practices, Identities and Representations

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  • Copyright: 2006-08-07
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This volume presents research on intercultural relations in South-Eastern Europe, including the way they are imagined and managed in different social and historical contexts. After an introductory critique of the concepts of interculturalism and citizenship, the situation in Romania is investigated. The second part deals with a series of in-depth comparative studies, namely on the Roma minorities in Romania and Bulgaria. But it also considers the case of the Pomaks in Bulgaria, of Russians living in parallel societies in the Baltic States and the recent evolution of interculturalism in the region.

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Interculturalism and discrimination in Romania
Conceptual framework: Interculturalism and citizenshipp. 13
From the crisis of anthropological representations to the advent of prefixesp. 15
Social anthropological reflections on citizenshipp. 29
Romaniap. 45
Historical minorities and new immigrantsp. 47
How Romania became "greater": Reflections on things past and ressentimentp. 59
Multicultural versus intercultural approach towards minority rightsp. 73
The Romap. 93
Ethnicization process among the Roma communities in Bulgariap. 95
The construction of a new Roma ethnic identityp. 105
Living on the periphery: Roma in Bulgariap. 135
Ethnic relations and poverty in a multi-ethnic community in Romaniap. 155
Public discourse analysis in a Hungarian town, 1990-2001: Roma-non Roma relationshipsp. 173
A comparative approach in the regionp. 185
In search of one's own self: Identity of the Bulgarian Muslims (Pomaks). A case study from Western Rhodopesp. 187
Borders and Bridges: Multiculturalism in Bulgaria in the period of transformationp. 203
Intercultural relations, citizenship, and human rights in the context of Central and Eastern Europe: Parallel societies in the Baltic Statesp. 225
Nationalism, nationalizing minorities and kin-state nationalismp. 249
Research in interculturalism: two aspects of the questionp. 277
Romanian research in the field of national minoritiesp. 279
Language and education from an intercultural perspective: Essential prerequisites for a European projectp. 289
Forum of ideasp. 297
Theory and practise of human rights in post-traditional societiesp. 299
The image of a good Europeanp. 309
The Europe of cultural identities: Cultural rights, human rights. A challenge for the European Unionp. 315
Conclusion: The Swiss Schengen Posters. Thoughts on the public expression of xenophobiap. 319
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