THE ROMA WOMAN – DIMENSIONS AND MARGINS IN HER LIFE
Evgeniya I. Ivanova & Velcho Krustev
Ethnographic Museum, Stara Zagora, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
In their monograph “The Roma Woman – Dimensions and Margins in her life” the authors present both the life of the Roma woman as well as the Roma ethnicity in a new light. They show how the pulse of everyday Roma life has been and is still racing under the hood of a seemingly uniform surface. Life with all its worries, happiness, burdens and human dramas.
The book presents the physical, juridical and social space which the woman has taken in this society from a historical point of view. The roads, the streets, the markets, the fields – all of these places know her steps. The Roma woman fulfills herself within the community through her family. Yet, in the context of the male domination and patriarchal order her position is subordinate and to a great extent without rights. Still the everyday decisions are her responsibility. And all of this within the limits of the Roma traditions and stereotypes.
ISBN 9783862884667. LINCOM Cultural Studies 14. 328pp. 2013.