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Faith and Revivalism in a Nordic Romani Community

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A Pentecostal revival is sweeping the Romani communities of Europe. The dominant religious orientation of European Roma, Pentecost... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

A Pentecostal revival is sweeping the Romani communities of Europe. The dominant religious orientation of European Roma, Pentecostalism has become one of the major factors behind Romani social development, in the wake of the discrimination, marginalisation, and growing anti-ziganist sentiments of the latest decades. Through this form of charismatic Protestant Christianity, Roma have overcome social problems and internal conflicts as well as battle against the hostility and exclusion of the 'macro gajo' (non-Roma) society._x000D__x000D_Based on interviews and field work, this original ethnographic study offers a unique presentation and analysis of the Pentecostal revival in one of Europe's many Romani communities - the Kaale Roma of Finland and Sweden. Through individual life stories, historical exposs, sociological interpretation, and ritual and discourse analysis, Thurfjell provides a vivid, accurate portrait of the multifaceted and complex situation of contemporary Roma._x000D__x000D_Despite the efforts of the Nordic welfare state over the past decades to counteract poverty, and to integrate their Romani communities into society, these groups are persistently problematic. Inspired by postcolonial theory, Thurfjell's study addresses the failure of the integration politics of the Roma, he highlights the discursive pressure the hegemonial society places on outsiders as it reaches out to help them. Romani individuals, it is argued, are caught in a deadlock between the pressure to assimilate themselves into the majority society, and that of their community, to remain Romani._x000D__x000D_This study of the Pentecostal movement is of interest to anyone who seeks to understand the religious, historical, social and discursive processes that underlie the complex and difficult situation of European Roma today._x000D_

Inhalt

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Finnish Kaale and Their Religion

Chapter 3: Caught in a Deadlock

Chapter 4: Conjuring the Pious Mood

Chapter 5: Staying on the Path

Chapter 6: Ethnogenesis and Eschatology

Chapter 7: Walk this World a Stranger: Concluding Remarks

Notes
References
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Faith and Revivalism in a Nordic Romani Community
Untertitel: Pentecostalism Amongst the Kaale Roma of Sweden and Finland
Autor:
EAN: 9780857733184
ISBN: 978-0-85773-318-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: I.B.Tauris
Genre: Diverses
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Veröffentlichung: 19.03.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.9 MB