Spatial segregation and “nomad camp” policies across Europe [Giovanni Picker]

Recent publications of Giovanni Picker, member of the SPAREX research team, on spatial segregation, “Roma camp” policies and Roma migrants in Europe.


‘Rethinking Ethnographic Comparison: Two Cities, Five Years, One Ethnographer’ Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Online First. DOI: 10.1177/0891241614548105.

‘“That neighbourhood is an ethnic bomb!” The emergence of an urban governance apparatus in Western Europe’ European Urban and Regional Studies. Online First. DOI: 10.1177/0969776413502659.

‘Abnormalising minorities. The state and expert knowledge addressing the Roma in Italy’ Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power (second author: Gabriele Roccheggiani), 21(2): 185-201.


‘“Țiganu-i țigan”: Verbal Icons and Urban Marginality in a Post-socialist European City’ Civilisations. Revue internationale d’anthropologie e de sciences humaines, 62(1): 51-70.

‘Sedentarisation and “the right to nomadism”. The urban and regional fabric of nomad camps in Italy (1967-1995). Zeitgeshichte, 40(5): 276-286.

‘Policy logic and the spatial segregation of Roma in Europe. The cases of Florence and Cluj-Napoca’. In G. Zincone and I. Ponzo (eds) How European Cities Craft Immigrant Integration. Something to Learn. Brussels: Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 40-57.


‘Left-Wing Progress? Neo-nationalism and the Case of Romany Migrants in Italy’. In M. Stewart (ed) The Gypsy ‘Menace’. Populism and the New anti-Gypsy Politics. London: Hurst & Co., 81-94.

‘Postcolonial territories at the margins. Comparative history and doxa of the camps for Roma in France and Italy’. In M. E. Galeotti and E. Ceva (eds) The Space of Respect. Milan: Bruno Mondadori, 96-121. [Italian]

‘The biopolitics of difference. An anthropology of nomad camp policies in Florence’ DADA. Rivista di Antropologia Post-globale, 2, 36-53. [Italian]