SANb2013 Roma in Central Europe

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Irena Kašparová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Irena Kašparová, M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Sociology – Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology – Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 10:00–11:40 U35
! GLCb2024 Roma in Central Europe
Interest in the topic of the Roma people, basic knowledge of social science studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce Roma people from Central Europe through the lense of social anthropology. Together we will look at their kinship, religion, economics, politics, as well as theories and methods, that surround romistic studies.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to: - identify main Roma groups in Central Europe - speak about reasons of their migration into and within Europe - identify cultural and social specificities of the Roma - critically analyse the use of social policies used by various states towards the Roma people
  • History of Roma migration Arrival into Europe Roma folklore Roma kinship Roma religion Holocaust and its consequences Communism and assimilation Race and Racism Economic policies and dependency issues Politics towards the Roma Politics of the Roma
  • All change!Romani studies through Romani eyes. Edited by Damian Le Bas - T. A. Acton. Hatfield [U.K.]: University Of Hertfordshire Press, 2010, 83 p. ISBN 9781905313907. info
  • Travellers, gypsies, Romathe demonisation of difference. Edited by Micheal O hAodha - T. A. Acton. Newcastle, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007, viii, 129. ISBN 9781443814768. info
  • Romani culture and Gypsy identity. Edited by T. A. Acton - Gary Mundy. Hatfield, Hertfordshire: University of Hertfordshire Press, 1997, 203 s. ISBN 090045881X. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion
Assessment methods
34% essay, 33% oral exam, 33% project presentation
Language of instruction
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