New Book: Roma Rights and Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Comparison (Chang & Rucker-Chang)

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Roma Rights and Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Comparison



Felix B. ChangUniversity of Cincinnati College of Law

Sunnie T. Rucker-ChangUniversity of Cincinnati (European Studies)


ISBN: 9781316610909

Cambridge University Press


About Roma Rights and Civil Rights

Roma Rights and Civil Rights tackles the movements for - and expressions of - equality for Roma in Central and Southeast Europe and African Americans from two complementary perspectives: law and cultural studies. Interdisciplinary in approach, the book engages with comparative law, European studies, cultural studies, and critical race theory. Its central contribution is to compare the experiences of Roma and African Americans regarding racialization, marginalization, and mobilization for equality. Deploying a novel approach, the book challenges conventional notions of civil rights and paradigms in Romani studies.

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1. Historical comparisons: from slavery to World War II                                                                                                                                                                    2. Historical comparisons: from the Cold War to the European Union                                                                                                                                              3. Resistance and the nation                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Minority protections and conditionality                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Minority protections and internal governance                                                                                                                                                                                6. Filmic representations

“A long overdue and fascinating comparative study of race, law, and culture.” Devon Carbado, UCLA

Roma Rights and Civil Rights paves the way to create epistemic connections between Roma and African Americans” Angéla Kóczé, Acting Chair of Romani Studies Program, Central European University

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