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Reader summer 2006

ASPP 553  Minorities in Europe



All the readings are placed  at  a password protected webpage, therefore they are not accessible from this site - the links bellow do not work.  Please ask Laura for the login and pass. 

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Session 1: Introduction to the course and terminology


Session 2: Terminology – cont. : Ethnicity, race, culture, identity, racism

Eriksen, T. H.: “Ethnicity, Race, Class and Nation “, text 4, in Hutchinson, John, Smith Anthony, eds. (1996) Ethnicity, Oxford- New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 28-31

Van den Berghe, Pierre: “Does race matter?”, text 9, in Hutchinson (above), pp. 57-63

Cornell, Stephen, Hartmann, Douglas (1998) Ethnicity and Race. Making Identities in a Changing World, Pine Forge Press/A Sage Publication Company, text on The definition of race, pp 21- 43

Richmond, Anthony (1994) Global Apartheid, Toronto: Oxford University Press (pp.1-45) on power, conflict, identity (good description of race and ethnicity)


Liberal theory of Minority Rights, Myth on Neutrality of the State and Ethnocultural Justice. Guest speaker: Mgr. Selma Muhic

Birch, Anthony (1989) Nationalism and National Integration, London: Unwin Hyman Ltd, chapter 4: National integration, pp. 36-51 – classical text on integration!

Brubacker, Rogers, “Civic and ethnic nations in France and Germany”, text 28. in Hutchinson, John, Smith Anthony, ed. (1996) Ethnicity, Oxford - New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 168-173

Kymlicka, Will (2001)” Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe”, in Kymlicka, Will, Opalski, Magda (eds.) Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported? Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.13 – 103

Recommended literature – not included in the reader:
Kymlicka, Will (2001) Politcs in the Vernacular, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Cole, Phillip (2000) Philosophies of Exclusion, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

Bauböck, Rainer, Rundell, John (Eds.) (1998) Blurred Boundaries: Migration, Ethnicity, Citizenship, European Center Vienna and Ashgate, Ashgate

Taylor, Charles, Gutmann, Amy (ed.) (1994) Multiculturalism, Princeton University Press, Princeton


Session 3:  Multiculturalism, identity and politics

Malik, Kenan (1996) The Meaning of Race, London: Macmillan, “The meaning of Multicilturalism”, pp.169-177, and “The West and its Others´”, pp.221-226

Rex, John (2001) “The concept of a multicultural society” in Guibernau, Montserrat and Rex, John (eds): The Ethnicity reader, Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Migration, Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, pp. 205-220

Kuper, Leo (2001) “Plural Societies” in Guibernau (above)

Benhabib, Seyla (2002) The Claims of Culture. Equality and Diversity in the Global Era. Princeton, USA- Woodstock, UK: Princeton University Press, preface plus pp. 1-48

Legislative framework: international instruments

Thornberry, Patrick (2001)” An Unfinished Story of Minority Rights” in  Bíró, A.M. and Kovács, P (eds) Diversity in Action, Budapest. LGI/OSI, pp.47-73

Framework convention for the protection of national minorities in in Bíró, A.M. and Kovács, P (eds) Diversity in Action, Budapest. LGI/OSI, pp.75-81

The  ERRC letter to Dr. Petra Buzková of 26 March 2003

Equality legislation in UK/ Scotland – a handout


Session 4: Definitions and forms of discrimination; institutional racism. Migration Asylum Nexus

EU race equality directive "Implementing the Principle of Equal Treatment Between Persons Irrespective of Racial or Ethnic Origin" Directive 2000/43/EC (adopted on 29 June 2000)

Parekh, Bhikhu (2000) Rethinking Multiculturalism: Chapter 7: The Political Structure of Multicultural Society


Session 5:  Impact of holocaust on current policies – Kim Strozewski

Lewy, Guenter (2000).  “Introduction, A History of Oppression and Maltreatment” in The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1-14.

Nečas, Ctibor (2003). “The Extermination of European Roma” in Horváthová, ed. Le Romengo Murdaripen andro dujto baro mariben (The Genocide of Roma during the World War Two). Praha: Slovo 21, 123-125.  

Page 123, page 124, page 125

Blumaier, Aloise (1999). “How I Managed to Survive It All,” in Pro Memoria 10, Informational Bulletin of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Foundation to Commemorate the Victims of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp: 77-80.

Page 77, page 78, page 79, page 80

Stankiewicz, Stanislaw (2003). “A Forgotten Holocaust” in in Horváthová, ed. Le Romengo Murdaripen andro dujto baro mariben (The Genocide of Roma during the World War Two). Praha: Slovo 21, 158-163.

Kenrick, Donald (1999). “The Nazi Persecution of Roma and Sinti—What We Know and What We Don’t Yet Know,” in Blodig, ed. The Holocaust Phenomenon, Conference Report of The International Scientific Conference: 145-149.  


Session 6: Case Study :The Roma/ Gypsies/ Travellers

Okely, Judith (1997) “Some political consequences of theories of Gypsy ethnicity. The place of the intellectual”  in James, Alisson et al. (eds) After Writing Culture. Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology, London: Routledge

UNDP (2003) The Roma in Central and Eastern Europe, UNDP. http://roma.undp.sk/

World Bank (2003) The Roma Page, www.worldbank.org/roma

Hancock, Ian (2000) “The Consequences of Anti-Gypsy Racism in Europe” in Other Voices. The (e)Journal of Cultural Criticism, v. 2, n.1 (February 2000), http:// www.othervoices.org/2.1/hancock/roma.html

Templer, Bill (2006). Neoliberal Strategies to Defuse a Powder Keg in Europe: the "Decade of Roma Inclusion" and its Rationale, New Politics 40, Vol X, No4, Winter 2006, http://www.wpunj.edu/~newpol/issue40/Templer40.htm.

Other readings are placed at http://romaonline.fsv.cuni.cz/


Session 7: Field visit

Hancock, Ian (2002). We are the Romani people. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, pp. 103-110 (”How to interact with Romanies: Some suggestions”).

 Okely, Judith (1999).”Writing Anthropology in Europe: an example from Gypsy research.” In Folk 41, pp. 55-75.


Session 8-11:  Country Case studies

TBA (readings will be placed on the internet)


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