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

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