Epilogue: The Crisis, the Stranger, and the State

  • Martin Fotta


This chapter concludes that when the central state is called upon to redraw the boundaries of social commonness, a new danger emerges: the coagulation of a new invariable ‘strangeness’ of Ciganos. Under certain conditions, many and variable commonalities between Ciganos and non-Gypsy Bahians that exist might be denied, and the vida do Cigano (Gypsy life), as a form of dwelling and relating to the world, and a source of value and meaning for the people partaking in it, becomes increasingly suspect.


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  • Martin Fotta
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  1. 1.Department of Social and Cultural AnthropologyGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany

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