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After Categorical Exclusion: Domains and Processes of Social Exclusion of the Romanian Roma - László Fosztó

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Understanding the causes of persistent inequality between different segments of a society is at the core of social science. This article explores the issue of exclusion by examining various mechanisms of durable inequality within Romanian society, with a specific focus on the Roma population. Throughout history, the Roma have experienced institutionalized exclusion, including slavery, which this text refers to as “categorical exclusion”. Even though these explicit forms of exclusion have been abolished, there is still evidence of “social exclusion” as a continuation of earlier institutionalized servitude. To understand and address the mechanisms that perpetuate inequality, it is crucial to critically examine existing exclusionary social structures, representations, and unequal forms of interactions. The detailed discussion of changing patterns of so ...   ...  Read more