Culture, rights and moral entitlement [Enikő Vincze]

On the base of my empirical research about Roma women’s access to reproductive health and with the aim of transcending the binary between “culture” and “rights” (as discussed for example by Cowan et al. 1991), this article situates these discussions in the broader conceptual framework of
an engaged feminist anthropology of human rights, envisioned in a post-socialist environment. This approach is interested in the social life of culture, rights and moral entitlement, analyzing it in the context of power regimes that subject Roma women to multiple processes of exclusion and injustice at the intersection of ethnicity, gender and class.

This paper was published in Nevi Sara Kali. Roma Women’s Journal, issue nr. 2, 2010, pp.9-29.

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Access to Housing Rights in Romania: Exclusion, Restrictions, Modular Houses and Walls [Hajnalka Harbula]

Segregation problems in Romania in the last twenty years have appeared in various forms. Measures concerning for example school desegregation and the integration of disadvantaged children have been considered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports a challenge. Fighting school segregation has
been provided through PHARE programs. Another form of segregation, residential segregation, a classic in the professional literature has been publicized lately.

Acces to Housing Rights_Colloquia2011

Disciplining mothers: fertility threats and family policies in Romania [Cristina Raţ]

The present paper investigates how family policies in post-socialist Romania maintained unfavourable conditions of entitlement for parents with irregular participation on the formal labour market. It argues that the regulations on maternity benefits, childcare leave, and means-tested child allowance targeted primarily the fertility behaviour of women, and failed to meet the quest for “social investment” welfare (Lister, 2004) and support for balancing workplace and domestic duties.

Disciplining mothers GESIS 2010

Incluziune adversă [Cristina Raţ]

Acest studiu îşi propune să analizeze felul în care configurarea sistemului de protecţie socială din România perioadei de tranziţie a constituit un factor structural ce a permis adâncirea diviziunilor sociale dintre populaţia romă şi cea majoritară, adăugând prejudecăţilor existente stigmatul dependenţei şi al abuzului de prestaţii sociale.


Social exclusion at the crossroads of gender, ethnicity and class. A view through Romani women’s reproductive health [Enikő Vincze]

This paper addresses the access of Romani women to reproductive health as a socially, economically and culturally, but also politically determined phenomenon. It investigates it in the context of post-socialistRomania as a problem through which one may have an understanding of the broader issue of social exclusion as it functions under the circumstances of post-socialist transformations (Chapter 1). Continue reading

Articles on Roma communities from Cluj in the journal Nevi Sara Kali, 2011

Nevi Sara Kali. Roma Women’s Journal. Revista Femeilor Rome. Romane 3uvleange 3urnalo, Issue nr. 3, 2011. revista NSK 3_12-07-11

Enikő Vincze: The intersectionality of social status, ethnicity and gender in schooling, 43

Harbula Hajnalka: Experiences of ethnic and gender discrimination, p.72

Noémi Magyari: The gender order and work in a Roma community from Cluj, p. 110

Dora Ghecenco: Evicted, relocated, and looking for a decent housing, p. 143

Making a living in a segregated urban area, narratives recorded by Enikő Vincze, p156