Contested Identities and Spatial Marginalization: The Case of Roma and Gypsy-Travelers in Wales

S. Moroni & D. Weberman, eds, Space and Pluralism. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2013, Forthcoming

23 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2012

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Francesco Chiesa

University of South Wales

Enzo Rossi

University of Amsterdam

Date Written: December 9, 2012

Abstract

In this paper we analyse the connection between the contested ethno-cultural labelling of Gipsy-Travellers in Wales and their position of social marginalisation, with special reference to spatial issues, such as the provision of campsites and public housing. Our main aim is to show how the formal and informal (mis)labelling of minority groups leads to a number of morally and politically questionable outcomes in their treatment on the part of political authorities. Our approach combines a close reading of official policy documents, government-commissioned and independent empirical research with a theoretical framework drawn mainly from contemporary political philosophy, and especially from the debate on redistribution and recognition.

Keywords: Recognition, Redistribution, Public Space, Housing, Gypsy, Roma

Suggested Citation

Chiesa, Francesco and Rossi, Enzo, Contested Identities and Spatial Marginalization: The Case of Roma and Gypsy-Travelers in Wales (December 9, 2012). S. Moroni & D. Weberman, eds, Space and Pluralism. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2013, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2187089

Francesco Chiesa (Contact Author)

University of South Wales ( email )

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Enzo Rossi

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Department of Political Science
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 237
Amsterdam, 1012 DL
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://uva.academia.edu/EnzoRossi

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