‘These Romanians have ruined Italy’. Xoraxané Romá, Romanian Roma and Rome

  title={‘These Romanians have ruined Italy’. Xoraxan{\'e} Rom{\'a}, Romanian Roma and Rome},
  author={Marco Solimene},
  journal={Journal of Modern Italian Studies},
  pages={637 - 651}
  • Marco Solimene
  • Published 17 November 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Modern Italian Studies
Abstract The article focuses on the recent large-scale immigration of Romanian Roma to Italy and its impact on the city of Rome. This influx provoked widespread alarm, triggering xenophobic incidents by some Romans and repressive policies by the authorities. It also provoked a small ‘earthquake’ within the Romani world, since the newcomers started to occupy similar social, cultural and economic spaces to the other Roma groups already present in Rome; the result was a drastic alteration of the… 

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