a public event
Patterns of Exclusion: A Historical and Comparative Study of Roma in Central and Southern Europe
A CEES Book Discussion
Thursday, February 24, 2005
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Center for European and Eurasian Studies invites the public to a talk by Professor Ivan Szelenyi of the Yale University Department of Sociology. Professor Szelenyi will discuss his book Patterns of Exclusion: A Historical and Comparative Study of Roma in Central and Southern Europe.
The first half of Patterns of Exclusion presents data on the social history of one village in North-Eastern Hungary over the past 150 years. The second half of the book relies on survey data collected from Roma and non-Roma in Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. Historical demography, ethnography and survey research suggests that the postion of Roma varied over time znd across countries. Roma always and everywhere tended to be poor, but they either occupied the position of a wer class or an under-caste, only recently were they turned into an underclass in neo-liberal Hungary. The book has been published in Hungarian and an English language edition is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies