OverviewOffering new perspectives on the Romani experience, this volume investigates the cultureâ€™s origins, history, and identity. Written by leading Romani scholars, this authoritative account considers various topics, including how linguistics has clarified the origins of the Roma, how Gypsies have been classified in Russian research, and how the history of the Gypsy diaspora has shaped Romani culture. Arguing for the exploration of personal and family histories, this study delves into the newly emergent Romani academic community and takes heed of its reflections and reassessments of previous ideas surrounding Romani life.
Author BiographyDamian Le Bas is a Romani Gypsy, a writer, an actor, and an artist. His written work has been featured on BBC Radio and his artworks at the 2007 Prague Biennale. Thomas Acton is the professor of Romani studies at Greenwich University.