Preserving traditions and modernization : identity patterns of three generations of Romani women

Csoba Judit and Maszlag Fanni: Preserving traditions and modernization : identity patterns of three generations of Romani women. In: Belvedere Meridionale, (31) 4. pp. 143-162. (2019)

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The impact of globalization and modernization not only transforms Romani life at the individual level, but also changes the framework for the social integration of traditional communities, the way culture is transferred and socialized, while adding new content to the expression of Romani culture as well as identity and community values. In this transformation process, the dual role of Romani women in the development of new integration schemes is crucial for the minority group. As the guardians of habits and traditions in the socialization of the growing generations of the community, they ensure the continuation of traditions of identity, and at the same time – in response to environmental challenges – they are also the initiators of the changes needed to integrate into the majority society. The aim of the study was to explore the mechanism of this dual role – that is the preservation of tradition and the modernization for integration. In addition, within the framework of research, by examining three generations of Romani women belonging to the same family, we analysed the changing patterns of identity and looked at the extent to which the preservation or abandonment of traditions has contributed to the social integration and assimilation of Romani people over the past 20 years.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Belvedere Meridionale
Date: 2019
Volume: 31
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-5929
Page Range: pp. 143-162
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DOI: 10.14232/belv.2019.4.11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cigányok helyzete - Magyarország, Nők helyzete - Magyarország
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 161-162. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2020. Apr. 15. 10:15
Last Modified: 2021. Apr. 26. 13:40

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