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Where are the Romanies? An Absent Presence in Narratives of Britishness

Matthews, Jodie (2015) Where are the Romanies? An Absent Presence in Narratives of Britishness. Identity papers: A journal of British and Irish studies, 1 (1). pp. 79-90. ISSN 2058-6205

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Abstract

The article explores the exclusion or ghettoization of British Romani experience in narratives of historical Britishness, an action that resounds in contemporary politics and identities. It suggests that scholarship might do more to retrieve quotidian and, in particular, shared histories of British Romani culture, integrating those histories into broader narratives about a national past. This scholarly retrieval of everyday Romani life in the past involves reconsidering what might constitute evidence of this experience, and might be open to rewriting established orthodoxies of Romani/Gypsy Studies, with an awareness of the politics of such subversion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 11:21
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2015 00:03
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/24227

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