LĚTOPIS. Zeitschrift für sorbische Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur. Časopis za rěč, stawizny a kulturu Łužiskich Serbow, 2017, Issue 2, pp.251-273
This contribution is meant to be a micro-case study of the issue of the institutional pro- duction and reproduction of security of a selected minority group in Slovakia, by tracing the process of social networking and reconstruction of (ethnic) identity on a religious base. Principal attention is paid to an analysis of the trans-social and trans-ethnic dis- course and the concept of „New Roma“ as a de-ethnicised and ahistorically constructed label with positive and non-ascriptive connotations. The Pentecostal concept of the „Family of God“ is studied in connection with the perception of an increased feeling of security not only within primary (family) networks, but also within hybrid (religion- based) networks. The „New Roma“ concept offered to Roma by pastors would increase the potential of Roma to enter also secondary (professional) and other kinds of networks within mainstream society and allow them positive visibilisation at the meso-level of society. The new forms of social...
Social Sciences ; Conference Report ; Sicherheit ; Kulturelle Identität ; Soziale Vernetzung ; Predigerdiskurs ; Pfingstler ; Roma ; Slowakei ; Security ; Cultural Identity ; Social Networking ; Pentecostal ; Pastoarl Discourse ; Roma ; Slovakia ; History & Archaeology ; Languages & Literatures
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