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Written in a lively and accessible style, and illustrated throughout with photographs, The Roma Cafe is a poignant and intriguing analysis of the diverse problems facing Central and Eastern Europe's gypsy populations, including the largely unacknowledged legacy of the Roma Holocaust. Engaging with a broad range of issues including racism, stereotyping, and political and economic transition in the ex-Communist states, Professor Istvan Pogany challenges the most common preconceptions about the Roma. He also looks at the specifics of individual Romani lives, particularly in Hungary and Romania. Highlighting the difficulties that all marginal peoples face, Pogany explains how the Roma have been devastated by the economic transition from Communism to open markets in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989. Mass unemployment, poverty, lack of education, as well as widespread anti-Roma discrimination and inadequate legal protection, have left the Roma facing intense hardship and marginalisation since the collapse of state socialism. However, this book is not just a catalogue of the challenges that the Roma face -- it is also a celebration of Roma cultures and of the acceptance of difference -- something that is more important than ever in our multicultural societies.

This book has appeal which can attract a wide span of readership from the academic to those simply motivated towards the Romani cause. -- Anthropology in Action Pogany states that the aim of his book is to highlight the difficulties facing the Roma, and he has done so very well -- The News Line Istvan Pogany is Professor of Law at Warwick University. He teaches courses in comparative human rights and international law. He has written extensively on constitutional transition, human rights and minority rights in Central and Eastern Europe. His previous books include Human Rights in Eastern Europe (Edward Elgar, 1995) and Righting Wrongs in Eastern Europe (Manchester University Press, 1997).

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  • PDF | 216 pages
  • Pluto Press (June 20, 2004)
  • English
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  • By Marlene C. Cummins on February 24, 2013

    Enjoyed the stories of real people and some of the cultural facts of the Roma people.Would have liked a map of the area written about.

  • By agnesmckinney on March 12, 2013

    I have not read it yet. I have gathered the books about the ROmani for a class I am teaching


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