MARTOR 25 / 2020

MARRIAGE-MAKING AMONG ROMA IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: PRACTICES, IMAGINARIES, ECONOMIES

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Coordinators: Ana Chirițoiu, Cătălina Tesăr

Contents • Sommaire 

Ana CHIRIȚOIU, Cătălina TESĂR

Introduction: Roma Marriage-Making, Between the Constraints of “Tradition” and the “Choices” of Liberalization

I. Unpacking “Tradition”: Genealogies, Contingencies, Ideologies

Martin OLIVERA

Entre idéologie nobiliaire, utopie égalitaire et circonstances singulieres : le « bon mariage » chez les Roms Gabori

Bogdan MATEESCU

Marriage and Family Life of Romanians and Roma: Aspects Reflected in the First Two Modern Romanian Censuses

Grégoire COUSIN

« O abjáv kaj sas maškár aménde phaada e dušmania ». Généalogie d’un mariage

II. Marrying In, Out, and Sideways: Liberalization and Change

Andreea RACLEȘ

“Free Choice” in Marriage-Making among Romanianised Roma

Margaret BEISSINGER

Lăutar Space”: Marriage, Weddings, and Identity among Romani Musicians in Romania

Jonathan LARCHER

Tout n’est qu’histoire d’amour. Une chronique personnelle sur les sentiments et la crainte de Dieu en « tsiganie »

Cecília KOVAI

Constraints on “Free Choice”: The Role of Marriage in a Hungarian Romungro Community

III. Law and Activism in the Case of Early Age and/or Arranged Marriages

Maria G. NIKOLOVA

Parents, Children, Marriage: Bulgarian Courts’ View on Romani Marriage-making

Angéla KÓCZÉ, Ana CHIRIȚOIU

“What’s the Point of Studying Kinship if You Don’t Connect It to the Broader Power Structure.” A Dialogue

Iulia HAȘDEU

Les femmes rom, entre statut de Romni et démocratie sexuelle. Essai d’anthropologie féministe

IV. Visual Representations of Roma Marriages

Alina ȘERBAN, Cătălina TESĂR

“We Start Our Lives from Different Positions.” A Dialogue

Ileana Gabriela SZASZ

Dare to Record! The Ethics of Decision Making in Fieldwork Documentary Practice

V. Book Reviews

Norah Benarrosh-Orsoni. 2019. La maison double. Lieux, routes et objects d’une migration rom. Nanterre : Societe d’Ethnologie, 250 p. (Reviewed by Cătălina TESĂR)

Rachel Humphris. 2019. Home-Land: Romanian Roma, Domestic Spaces and the State. Bristol: Bristol University Press, 240 p. (Reviewed by László FOSZTÓ)

Paloma Gay y Blasco, and Liria Hernandez. 2020. Writing Friendship. A Reciprocal Ethnography. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 189 p. (Reviewed by Ana CHIRIȚOIU)