Staging Citizenship: Roma, Performance and Belonging in EU Romania

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Based on over a decade of fieldwork conducted with urban Roma, Staging Citizenship offers a powerful new perspective on one of the European Union’s most marginal and disenfranchised communities. Focusing on “performance” broadly conceived, it follows members of a squatter’s settlement in Transylvania as they navigate precarious circumstances in a postsocialist state. Through accounts of music and dance performances, media representations, activism, and interactions with both non-governmental organizations and state agencies, author Ioana Szeman grounds broad themes of political economy, citizenship, resistance, and neoliberalism in her subjects’ remarkably varied lives and experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages204
ISBN (Electronic)eISBN 978-1-78533-731-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-78533-730-7
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameDance and Performance Studies

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Szeman, I. (2017). Staging Citizenship: Roma, Performance and Belonging in EU Romania. (Dance and Performance Studies; Vol. 11). Berghahn.