Globalization and Roma/Gypsy Culture The world is a changing place and all of us must change with it – even groups that have historically clung tenaciously to their peculiar identities and to their modes of life. With that in mind, this paper looks at the question of whether or not gypsies have abandoned their traditional lifestyles and become citizens in a globalized world. Over the next several pages, this essay will engage in a larger discourse of inquiry about the role globalization has played in either eradicating distinctive cultures or in allowing distinctive cultures to flourish; the ensuing several pages will marshal evidence showing that, despite the homogenizing effects of globalization, Roma or gypsy culture has been able to...The end:
..... arising from this work is that globalization saves as much as it destroys – and globalization, right now, may well be sparing the Roma culture from harm or outright destruction. Bibliography Borenstein, Elio. Our Borats, Our Selves: Yokels and Cosmopolitans on the Global Stage. Slavic Review: Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian, & East European Studies, 67.1 (2008): 1-7. Imre, Aniko. Global Entertainment and the Roma “underclass.” Conference Papers – International Communication Association (2006 Annual Meeting 2006): 1-20. Saunders, R.A. Digital imaginaries of power: national minorities, cyberspace, and the new politics of reality. Conference Papers – American Political Science Association (2006 Annual Meeting 2006): 1-22.