Patterns of Exclusion by Ivan Szelenyi
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Patterns of Exclusion
By Ivan Szelenyi

Patterns of Exclusion

Constructing Gypsy Ethnicity and the Making of an Underclass in Transitional Societies of Europe

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Patterns of Exclusion by Ivan Szelenyi

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Drawing on historical and demographic data from the past 150 years, Ivan Szelenyi and Janos Ladanyi examine how the social conditions of the Roma (Gypsies) has changed over time and across countries. While Gypsies always tended to be poor and at the margins of society, the depth and nature of their poverty and the ways they were excluded varied substantially. In addition to providing a detailed history of these changes, the book also contributes to debates regarding Gypsies' status as part of an underclass. The historical case studies show that during the nineteenth century Gypsies belonged to the lower class, during the interwar years they could be seen as a lower caste, and it is only during the last two decades that they are in the process of becoming an underclass. The underclass debate has so far been framed in ideological terms. This book's main aim is to turn this ideological controversy into an analytic project: under what socioeconomic conditions is a social group's situation sufficiently different from earlier times? Is its exclusion from society sufficiently rigid that underclass is the concept that best describes its condition?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880335744
ISBN-10: 0880335742
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 161mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: East European Monographs
Publisher: East European Monographs
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ivan Szelenyi

Ivan Szelenyi is William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology and professor of political science at Yale University. He is the coauthor of Theories of the New Class: Intellectuals and Power.Janos Ladanyi is associate professor of sociology, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary.

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