Enikő Vincze: Roma Women’s Voices and Silences on Unjust Power Regimes, in
6th, January, 2014
This paper aims to offer a general idea of how “Roma women” were constructed as political subject by political and policy discourses in the context of the European Union, with special reference to the example of Romania. In terms of empirical material, the analysis is based on the author’s research conducted on Roma women’s access to reproductive health rights interpreted as a phenomenon of social exclusion, as an issue shaped by politically and ideologically driven policies, and as a matter of everyday negotiations between “culture” and “rights” or of the social life of rights in the context of particular power regimes. But it also relies on her recent investigations about Roma marginalisation and spatialization and racialization of exclusion, and moreover on experiences gained from activist work.