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Racialized Labour in Romania

Spaces of Marginality at the Periphery of Global Capitalism

  • Enikő Vincze
  • Norbert Petrovici
  • Cristina Raț
  • Giovanni Picker

Part of the Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality book series (NCUM)

About this book


This book critically examines the making and persistence of impoverished areas at the margins of Romanian cities since the late 1980s. Through their historical outlook on political economy and social policy, combined with media and discourse analysis, the eight essays of Racialised Labour in Romania forge new and cutting-edge perspectives on how social class formation, spatial marginalization and racialisation intersect. The empirical focus on cities and the labour and the plight of the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe provides a vantage point for establishing connections between urban and global peripheries, and for reimagining the global order from its margins. The book will appeal to scholars, students, journalists and policy makers interested in Labour; Race and Ethnicity; Cities; Poverty; Social Policy; Political Economy and European Studies.


Romani studies Post-Communism Racialization of labour Advanced marginality Dispossession

Editors and affiliations

  • Enikő Vincze
    • 1
  • Norbert Petrovici
    • 2
  • Cristina Raț
    • 3
  • Giovanni Picker
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of European Studies Babeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Department of SociologyBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  3. 3.Department of SociologyBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  4. 4.School of Social PolicyUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Enikő Vincze is Professor in the Faculty of European Studies at Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Norbert Petrovici is Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Cristina Raţ is Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Giovanni Picker is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Senior Researcher in the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Racialized Labour in Romania
  • Book Subtitle Spaces of Marginality at the Periphery of Global Capitalism
  • Editors Enikő Vincze
    Norbert Petrovici
    Cristina Raț
    Giovanni Picker
  • Series Title Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality
  • Series Abbreviated Title Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76272-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09448-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76273-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 233
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights
    Political Sociology
    Ethnicity Studies
    Urban Studies/Sociology
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