Essays about: "gypsies"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 essays containing the word gypsies.

  1. 1. A History of Roma in the Public Sphere : The social construction of Roma in press and history textbooks after Ceausescu

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Historiska institutionen

    Author : Victor Emanuel Chiorean; [2016]
    Keywords : Roma; Gypsies; Romania Libera; media history; stereotypification; othering; social construction; realities par excellence; history textbooks; historical metanarrative; minorities.;

    Abstract : This study addresses the post-revolutionary history of Roma in the Romanian public sphere by examining the social construction of this minority in press and history textbooks. The objective is to illuminate synchronic and diachronic structural patterns in public texts debating Roma in order to offer a deeper understanding of the Romanian xenophobia assuming that the public debate affects the status quo of Roma. READ MORE

  2. 2. Belonging, Stigma, and the Art of Getting By: The case of a Roma community in Romania

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Camelia Petriu; [2012]
    Keywords : Roma people; Romanian Roma; ethnicity; intersectionality; exclusion; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to understand the subjective experiences of the people living in a Roma community in Romania, in the context of ethnic-based stigmatization and exclusion. Research themes include ethnic identity patterns, experiences of discrimination and racism, coping strategies and outlook on life. READ MORE

  3. 3. Waves of change : traditional religion among the Urak Lawoi, sea nomads of Ko Lanta, Thailand

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Ämnesavdelningen för kultur- och religionsvetenskap

    Author : Erik Nilsson; [2010]
    Keywords : history of religion; anthropology of religion; Thailand; Andaman Sea; Ko Lanta; Urak Lawoi; sea gypsies; sea nomads; Chao Ley; Thai Mai; animism; tourism; tsunami; spirit;

    Abstract : This essay is the result of a field study in Ko Lanta in Thailand, during October-December 2009. The purpose of the study was to document the traditional religion of Urak Lawoi and to analyze in what way their life and beliefs have changed during the last 20 years. READ MORE

  4. 4. Forces of change : A theoretical analysis of syncretism between Theravada Buddhism and animistic indigenous beliefs in Thailand

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för kultur-, religions- och utbildningsvetenskap

    Author : Erik Nilsson; [2010]
    Keywords : History of religion; anthropology of religion; animism; syncretism; anti-syncretism; sea nomads; sea gypsies; Urak Lawoi; Chao Ley; Thai Mai; spirit; ghost; indigenous people; ancestors; founders’ cults; spirit cults; Theravada Buddhism; Ko Lanta; Andaman Sea; Thailand.;

    Abstract : Urak Lawoi is the name of one of the sea nomadic tribes which lives along the shores of Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. They are spread on many of the islands in the Andaman Sea archipelago and Ko Lanta is the main settlement. READ MORE


    University essay from Lunds universitet/Centrum för öst- och sydöstasienstudier

    Author : Sun Mee Lee; [2009]
    Keywords : “sea gypsies”; Moken; Thailand; ethnic identity; internal external definition; negotiating identity.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to explore Moken identity in Thailand and to expand the knowledge about them. Many Moken live on Surin Island and other islands, but some of them managed to settle down on the mainland after the tsunami in 2004. This is a case study of the Moken living in a village in Kuraburi. READ MORE