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Social and Economic Vulnerability of Roma People

Key Factors for the Success and Continuity of Schooling Levels

Editors: Mendes, Maria Manuela, Magano, Olga, Toma, Stefania (Eds.)

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  • Provides an understanding of the different aspects of success, school continuity and social mobility among European Roma
  • Discusses the inequalities between Roma and non-Roma education from theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives
  • Explores the issue of Roma education and includes chapters from Western European, South and Central and Eastern European researchers
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This open access volume provides an understanding of the different aspects of success, school continuity and social mobility among European Roma, including the motives justifying the high rates of school dropout and failure among this group. It offers a critical and reflexive perspective about social reality from a multidisciplinary and transversal point of view, sharing knowledge and practices in different countries about the articulations between Roma families, individuals, school and public policies. Over time, there has been an increase in the educational attainment of European citizens, but there are still persistent inequalities between Roma and non-Roma, including gender inequalities, which greatly affect Roma women. The volume explores the issue of Roma education and includes chapters from Western European, South and Central and Eastern European researchers using different theoretical and methodological perspectives. The intersection of this diversity and plurality of standpoints makes possible to obtain a comprehensive view on the education and schooling of European Roma.

About the authors

Maria Manuela Mendes is a sociologist and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon (FAUL). She received her PhD in Social Sciences from the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon in 2007 with a master degree (1997) and a degree in Sociology from Oporto University, 1992. She is a fellow researcher in Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology Institute University of Lisbon (CIES-IUL) and a member at the Centre for Research Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (CIAUD, FAUL) and the Institute of Sociology Faculty of Arts of Porto (ISFLUP). Her research focuses on ethnicity, immigration, Roma/Ciganos, city and diversity, social and spatial exclusion, relocation and disqualified territories. 
Olga Magano is a Professor at the Open University and a researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIÊNCIA-IUL). Her academic and research interests lie in sociology  and around the issues of integration and social exclusion of social and cultural minorities, especially individuals of gypsy origin. She intends to continue her research in the field of intercultural relations and identity formation as a dynamic social process, particularly among gypsies.  

Stefánia Toma is a researcher at the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (ISPMN). Her areas of interests include the anthropology of ethnic minorities and ethnic relations, economic anthropology and sociology of education. Between 2006 and 2017 she was a researcher and a coordinator in a number of international research projects related to the international migration of Romanian Roma people.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Inclusion or Exclusion: UK Education Policy and Roma Pupils

    Pages 3-17

    Rogers, Carol

  • Educational Situation of Portuguese Ciganos: Social Changes versus Social Continuities

    Pages 19-38

    Mendes, Maria Manuela (et al.)

  • Segregated Schools, “Slow Minds” and “Must Be Done Jobs”: Experiences About Formal Education and Labour Market in a Roma Community in Romania

    Pages 39-52

    Plainer, Zsuzsa

  • School, Languages and Power in Pretend Play of Romani Children

    Pages 53-63

    Kubaník, Pavel

  • From “Unsettled Fortune-Tellers” to Socialist Workers: Education Policies and Roma in Early Soviet Union

    Pages 65-77

    Dunajeva, Jekatyerina

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social and Economic Vulnerability of Roma People
Book Subtitle
Key Factors for the Success and Continuity of Schooling Levels
Editors
  • Maria Manuela Mendes
  • Olga Magano
  • Stefania Toma
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52588-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52588-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52587-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 253
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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