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The Forced Settlement of Vlach Roma in Žatec and Louny in the Late 1950s

In: Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 68, no. 4
Markéta Hajská
Detaily:
Rok, strany: 2020, 340 - 364
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Vlach Roma, forced settlement, itinerancy ban, assimilation policy
Typ článku: 2. articles
Typ dokumentu: PDF
O článku:
The author of the study presents a micro-historical study of a family of Vlach Roma (Lovára) of western Slovakian origin, who were one of the few Romani groups still on the move in the mid-1950s and who in the late 1950s were forced to settle in the towns of Louny and Žatec in north-western Bohemia. Against this background the author focuses on some aspects of the Czechoslovak assimilation policy of the 1950s regarding ‘itinerant Gypsies’, designed to limit their mobility, which is represented mainly by the implementation of the Law on the Permanent Settlement of Itinerant Persons (No. 74/1958 Coll.). Using a combination of oral history methods involving Vlach Romani narrators and of archival research, the author clarifies some aspects of the local process of the implementation of the above-mentioned law and of selected impacts of the registration of travelling and semi-travelling people in February 1959. The forced sedentarization which occurred in the two localities under study is presented in the context of the regime of state socialism and the policies of central as well as local authorities towards so-called ‘travelling Gypsies’ in the late 1950s.
Ako citovať:
ISO 690:
Hajská, M. 2020. The Forced Settlement of Vlach Roma in Žatec and Louny in the Late 1950s. In Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 68, no.4, pp. 340-364. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/se-2020-0020

APA:
Hajská, M. (2020). The Forced Settlement of Vlach Roma in Žatec and Louny in the Late 1950s. Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, 68(4), 340-364. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/se-2020-0020
O vydaní:
Publikované: 20. 12. 2020
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CC-BY