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Home-Land: Romanian Roma, Domestic Spaces and the State

Rachel Humphris


In contemporary society, passport checks at nation-state borders are accepted. But what if these checks were happening in our own homes? This book provides an intimate ethnographic study of these governing encounters in the home space for migrants who were identified by local state actors as Romanian Roma. Focusing on how the nation-state is reproduced within the home, the book considers what it is like to have your legal status, your right to ‘belong’, judged from your everyday routines within your own home. It explores how we draw the line around our own private and personal space and what i ... More

Keywords: migration, citizenship, belonging, race, ethnicity, motherhood, state theory, Roma, urban studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529201925
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529201925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Humphris, author
University of Birmingham