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Migration and Changing Expectations in a Roma Segregated Neighborhood - Remus Gabriel Anghel

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The segregation and poverty of the Roma have been debated for the last thirty years in Romania and some other Eastern European countries. Academic research was conducted to better understand the conditions of Roma discrimination, poverty, and segregation, while applied programs were designed and implemented to improve their standing in the society. Despite the existing debates, applied projects, and governmental programs, the overall situation of the people living in segregated Roma “ghettos” has largely remained unchanged, with people living in poor conditions, being often illiterate, discriminated against, and unemployed. Many of these people, however, got tired of waiting for the support promised by the Romanian state and looked for a better life abroad. In my ethnographic journey into the world of a poor Roma neighborhood, I look at the dimensio ...   ...  Read more
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