Call for the next issue of Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis, volume 69, number 4/2020

This special issue of Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis will focus on the ethnic dimensions in social relations, social mobility, and civic engagement concerning various Romani groups across Central Europe. The guest editors of the issue are Daniel Škobla and Tomáš Hrustič (both Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences).
This issue of Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis attempts to elucidate a complex nexus between social position/socio-economic status of Roma and ethnicity across Central European societies. We welcome interdisciplinary texts covering research on the living conditions of Roma, their social mobility, and inter-ethnic relations and power asymmetries at the local level. We want to publish papers paying attention to participation and engagement of Roma in political and religious leadership, social life and community, and papers exploring individual and groups’ strategies in the acquisition and maintenance of social, symbolic, and economic capital.

We expect contributions to cover areas of social exclusion, social integration (and its geographical and spatial aspects), social conflicts along ethnic lines, and social relations in segregated areas. Papers may focus both on poverty-stricken Roma and Romani social and political elites, on their life trajectories, liminal stages, and strategy choices, and the impact of migration on living conditions and social mobility.

We expect your papers of original work presenting results of empirical research interpreted from a particular theoretical perspective to be submitted to the email address no later than August 15, 2020. The text cannot exceed 6,250 words or 45,000 characters with spaces, including footnotes. For more detailed contributors guidelines, GO HERE

Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis is an academic peer-reviewed journal published by the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava four times a year. The Journal is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI, WoS) and Scopus.