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The Envy, Corruption and ‘Hard Racism’: Studying Antigypsyism as an Ideological Fantasy Inclusion

In: Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 68, no. 4
Václav Walach
Detaily:
Rok, strany: 2020, 324 - 339
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Antigypsyism, anti-Roma racism, Roma, ideology, fantasy, Žižek
Typ článku: 2. articles
Typ dokumentu: PDF
O článku:
Antigypsyism has been frequently said to be a racist ideology. However, although some studies have engaged with the ‘racist’ component of the thesis, almost no work has been done in terms of specifying what ideology is and how a certain conception of it can enhance the understanding of anti-Gypsyism both as a concept and empirical phenomenon. This paper explores the potential of the Lacanian theory of ideology as exemplified by Slavoj Žižek for developing anti-Gypsyism research. Overcoming the problem of false consciousness, Žižek’s conception offers an analytical framework that allows re-examining and elaborating on certain issues from the perspective which weaves social and psychic realities without falling into the traps of psychological reductionism. To illustrate this, this paper presents a Žižekian analysis of three issues that correspond to different aspects of the anti-Gypsyist phenomenon identified via ethnographic research among the non-Roma inhabitants of a declining neighbourhood with a significant Roma presence in Czechia. The issues are called envy, corruption and ‘hard racism’.
Ako citovať:
ISO 690:
Walach, V. 2020. The Envy, Corruption and ‘Hard Racism’: Studying Antigypsyism as an Ideological Fantasy Inclusion. In Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 68, no.4, pp. 324-339. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/se-2020-0019

APA:
Walach, V. (2020). The Envy, Corruption and ‘Hard Racism’: Studying Antigypsyism as an Ideological Fantasy Inclusion. Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, 68(4), 324-339. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/se-2020-0019
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Publikované: 20. 12. 2020
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CC-BY