HIS IS A STUDY OF HOW some of the most marginal and exploited people that exist can imagine themselves to be princes of the world.During the past two hundred years the Gypsies of Eastern Europe have faced near enslavement by land owners, the physical and moral onslaught of the Nazi holocaust, the fundamental challenge to their central values from the Communist state, and the violent discrimination and dislocation caused by the return to capitalism. One would have thought that the challenge would be too great, that they would have suffered cultural
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Illustrations -- Foreword /Maurice Bloch -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on the Text -- 1 Introduction: The Lowest of the Low -- Part One -- The Gypsy Way -- 2 Gypsy Work -- 3 A Place of Their Own Gypsy Settlements -- 4 "We Are All Are Brothers Here" -- 5 Breaking Out -- Part Two -- Beyond The Ghetto -- 6 Making Workers Out of Gypsies -- 7 Gaos, Peasants, Communists, and Gypsies -- 8 Staying Gypsy in a World of Gatos -- Part Three -- The Reinvention of the World -- 9 Sons of the Market -- 10 A Passion for Dealing -- 11 Brothers in Song -- 12 The Shame of the Body -- 13 Conclusion: Marginality, Resistance, and Ideology -- Glossary -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- About the Book and Author -- Index.
Michael Stewart received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and is currently a reporter with the BBC.