SPAREX REPORT 2011-2016

The major results of the SPAREX research are:

Pata (editors Adi Dohotaru, Hajnalka Harbula, Enikő Vincze) – Romanian language volume published at EFES Publishing House from Cluj

Volume proposal and chapter-by-chapter synopsis accepted by a publishing house, entitled Racialized labor and spaces of marginality, Palgrave

Three documentary films with English subtitle, two of them sent to the One World International Human Rights Documentary Festival:

– Dreptate socială în Pata Cluj, http://sparex-ro.eu/?p=1163, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tafjsl0r7ek

– Vasazás és téglagyártás Közép-Erdélyben (Colectare de fier vechi și producție de cărămidă în Centrul Transilvaniei), http://sparex-ro.eu/?p=1130,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h_zggezqyA&feature=youtu.be

– Fier vechi în Sud-Estul Câmpiei Române, http://sparex-ro.eu/?p=1126, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGTcaFPrhuU

Detailed report: raport sparex_2011-2016_web version

SPAREX activities in 2015

Conform PLANULUI DE REALIZARE pe anul 2015-2016 al proiectului Spațializarea și rasializarea excluziunii sociale. Constituirea socială și culturală a “ghetourilor țigănești” în România într-un context European, în Etapa unică a acestui an am realizat următoarele:

Pachetul de lucru WP 10.2. Articole pentru volum          

1.1. Finalizarea studiilor pentru volumul în limba engleză

1.2. Finalizarea capitolelor pentru volumul în limba română

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SPAREX results 2011-2014

This table

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presents the ACHIEVED RESULTS of our project according to the planned results of the SPAREX research, as defined in the project proposal:

–          scientific articles to be published in peer-reviewed and internationally indexed academic journals;

–          a collective edited volume with selected studies undertaken within the project to be published at an academically recognized publishing house;

–          a policy paper with recommendations regarding the studied topic to be distributed at relevant governmental bodies, non-governmental stakeholders, European institutions with responsibilities in the fields of social exclusion, human rights, social policies and regional development, and also to academic institutions;

–          a documentary film linked to the empirical research that can be useful for civil society organizations, academic institutions, governmental and EU institutions working in the fields of social exclusion, human rights, social policies and regional development;

–          participation on international conferences;

–          participation on international film festivals with the documentary film produced by the project;

–          public conferences in Romania (with the aim of disseminating project results for academics, policy makers, activists).

 

SPAREX research results in Philobiblon

Urban Landfill, Economic Restructuring and Environmental Racism.

In PHILOBIBLON, Volume XVIII (2013) – Nr. 2

The article describes urban marginality in Cluj (Romania) as it has developed in recent years and has transformed the town’s landfill into an inhabited area that hosts today approximately 1500 persons. The author observes that Anti-Gypsy racism becomes an important building block of neoliberalization as it “justifies” evictions and residential segregation by racializing ethnic Roma. She states that in cases when residentially segregated spaces are located nearby polluted areas (landfills, water treatment plants, chemical factories or deposits) the analysis of the phenomenon should observe how environmental racism dehumanizes poor Roma and pollutes the milieu where they are forced to live.

Analysis of Polish and Slovak national and regional newspapers [Michal Buchowski and Bartosz Wiśniewski]

This report aims to research the public discourse on the Roma in Poland and
Slovakia. The following analysis is particularly useful in combination with a previous
report on the assimilation of the Roma population in Poznań (available at SPAREX
website). According to the initial assumptions I analyzed resources at the local and state
level, that is, for Poland: national media – Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita, two local
newspapers – Gazeta Wyborcza Poznań and Glos Wielkopolski as well as Roma
associations websites – Foundation Behtałe Roma at the local level and the Association of
Roma in Poland at the national level. Official documents were also helpful during the
analysis, especially “Reports on the implementation of the Programme for the Roma
community in Poland” in national and local variations.
In the case of Slovakia, SME and PRAVDA were taken into account as
representative national newspapers, on the local level I chose the electronic edition of SME
– kosice.korzar.sme.sk and Novinky. The analysis included websites of the Milan Šimečka
Foundation, Nadácia Otvorenej Spoločnosti (Open Society Fundation), Smile as a gift in
Košice, and government documents, such as the “Strategy for development of
marginalized people” and the “Strategy concerning relations with marginalized groups”.

Roma-Poland & Slovakia

Analysis of Italian and French national newspapers [Giovanni Picker]

This is an analysis of national media discourse on Roma in Italian and French urban
contexts over thirteen years (2000-2012). It aims to provide SPAREX colleagues with an easily operationalizable short analysis contributing to set their ethnographic cases in a wider comparative framework. To this end, I analysed two newspapers, one conservative and one progressive, of each country, selecting all articles focusing on Roma (and related names) and the wide notion of urban space, disaggregated in several issues such as housing, evictions, demonstrations, etc.

MEDIA IT_FR National_ G Picker

Introducere în cercetarea SPAREX și rezultate preliminare

Acest material prezintă (1) abordarea cercetării noastre; (2) materialul empiric colectat de-a lungul primei etape a proiectului legat atât de contextul instituțional și discursiv național și global al marginalizării socio-spațiale a romilor, cât și de realitățile locale (surprinse prin interviuri, observații și fotografii în orașele Cluj, Tg. Mureș, Miercurea-Ciuc, Călărași, Ploiești); (3) lista articolelor produse de membrii echipei despre cele din urmă, dar și despre discursul public din opt țări, relevant fenomenului studiat, precum și un set de recomandări de politici publice privind dezvoltarea teritorială incluzivă și comunitățile marginalizate de romi. Aceste rezultate preliminare ale proiectului SPAREX, dar și studiile premergătoare ale membrilor echipei care ne ajută în contextualizarea materialului empiric adunat prin instrumentele sale, constituie bazele continuării muncii noastre, în particular a producerii unor studii ce vor fi publicate în reviste de specialitate și într-un volum comun, și prezentate la conferințe internaționale.

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În completare, câteva idei despre reperele conceptuale ale abordării SPAREX (în special ale înțelegerii relației dintre social și spațial) și concluzii preliminare parțiale privind tipologia proceselor de formare a spațiilor locative marginalizate, cauzele acestora, precum și segregarea spațială ca manifestare și cauză a excluziunii sociale.

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