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Blue or Red? Why Do Categories Attract?

Abstract

A group of Roma and non-Roma participants worked on the topic of ethnicity and its influence on individuals’ lives, using the Theatre of the Oppressed method. The group process was analyzed by means of ethnographic research and was perceived by the researchers as a process of formulating the research question. Interaction between the audience and the actors was recorded and analyzed using qualitative methods and was perceived as answering this research question. The article presents a debate about the influence of ethnicity on individuals’ lives and how the difficulties it causes in society can be overcome.

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Correspondence to Dana Moree.

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This publication was supported by the The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports—Institutional Support for Longterm Development of Research Organizations—Charles University, Faculty of Humanities (Charles Univ, Fac Human 201X).

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Moree, D., Vávrová, T. & Felcmanová, A. Blue or Red? Why Do Categories Attract?. Urban Rev 49, 498–509 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11256-016-0396-3

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Keywords

  • Roma
  • Ethnicity
  • Theatre of the Oppressed