What is it about?
The performative representation of the Spanish Roma woman reveals a historical journey that brings her closer to many symbolic elaborations of the feminine, giving her a special affinity with the imaginary concerning the colonized woman, particularly with the Orientalist vision. Developed initially by the travelling intellectuals in Spain who sought a fusion of the topics of sexualized exoticism, the myth was reworked by local artists and thinkers without undermining their power to silence and make invisible the reality of the most vulnerable and most represented members of the ethnic group, their women.
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Why is it important?
The authors analyse a series of interviews with Roma women that investigate the social agents of representation, selfrepresentation and their conceptual and experiential foundations.
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This page is a summary of: Gitanas without a tambourine: Notes on the historical representation and personal self-representation of the Spanish Romani woman, European Journal of Women s Studies, January 2020, SAGE Publications,
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Rereadings. Museum Itineraries from a Gender Perspective
Femininity, masculinity, stereotypes, assigned roles … these are some of the themes dealt with in the project Rereadings. Museum Itineraries from a Gender Perspective. This project, subsidized by the Government of Valencia and through a study by the Universitat de València, offers a range of views of the collections housed at each one of the participating museums, with the aim of generating new discourses which will allow visitors to reflect on the role of women, patriarchal myths and social inequality between men and women.
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