5743394800001zKarola Fings’ volume precisely and comprehensibly traces the history of Sint_ezza and Rromn_ja in Germany. It is limited to essential or exemplary processes and events.

The aim of the volume is to contribute to a differentiated view of the history and present of the Sint_ezza and Rromn_ja minority.

The author also pays special attention to the social processes, attributions, and practices of exclusion that emanate from the majority society and began, among other things, with the development of nation states and the bourgeois subject in Europe.

The author consciously tries to reflect in her work the fact that her writing takes place from a privileged place and thus there is always the danger of interpretations and attributions, homogenization and exoticization. The dilemma of writing as an act of discourse power, however, could not be resolved, Karola Fings writes in the book’s preface.

Karola Fings 2016: Sinti und Roma. History of a minority. Munich: Beck.

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