Home-Land

Romanian Roma, Domestic Spaces and the State

Rachel Humphris

Home-Land

Rachel Humphris

Distributed for Bristol University Press

216 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781529201925 Will Publish May 2019 For sale in North and South America only
In contemporary society, passport checks at nation-state borders are accepted. But what if these checks were happening in our own home? This book is the first intimate ethnography of these governing encounters in the home space between Romanian Roma migrants and local frontline workers. 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 domestic life. In essence this book is about the divide between state and family, home-land and home and what it means for the new rules of citizenship.
Contents
Preface; Introduction: Governing, migration, and citizenship; Part 1: Situating encounters: Histories and identities; Chapter 1: Policies, legal measures and Brexit; Chapter 2: Luton, extremism and conviviality; Chapter 3: Becoming Romanian Roma in the UK; Chapter 4: Becoming a ‘home-level’ bureaucrat; Part 2: Borders of the migrant home; Chapter 5: Homemade legal status; Chapter 6: Home as a space of exclusion; Part 3: The migrant home as border zone; Conclusion: Home encounters and shifting spaces of state making; Appendix: Situating home encounters.
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