What is it about?

This article focus on the micro manifestations of stigmatization and their neglected longer-term affects for urban Roma in Czechia and Romania.

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Why is it important?

The concept of fragmented habitus is deployed in capturing this dynamic process and providing a nuanced representation of the urban inhabitation of a long-term stigmatized and racialized position.


We argue for more attention to the specificities and complexities of everyday relations and their affects in capturing the interdependence between urban encounters, the longer-term construction of Roma inferiority, and the heterogeneous, dynamic and ambivalent ways in which Roma inhabit their racialized urban position.

Dr Remus Cretan
west university of Timisoara

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This page is a summary of: EVERYDAY ROMA STIGMATIZATION : Racialized Urban Encounters, Collective Histories and Fragmented Habitus, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, November 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.13053.
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