A Contemporary History of Exclusion: The Roma Issue in Hungary from 1945 to 2015

February 23, 2016

Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller professor of sociology and international affairs at Princeton University, reviewed of the book by Balazs Majtenyi, associate professor at Eotvos Lorand University and Gyorgy Majtenyi, professor of social and cultural history at Eszterhazy Karoly College, saying “this important book byexamines the history of the Roma in Hungary after WWII. Theoretically engaged and historically sensitive, this account of the Roma's position in Hungary through multiple regime changes shows how and why efforts to deal with the Roma question repeatedly reinforced inequality despite official pronouncements to the contrary. The authors add their own broader theoretical engagement to set Roma history against a broader landscape of revolution and intolerance. This is crucial scholarship for all those who are engaged in the study of Central Europe or in the examination of minority cultures around the world.” For more information, see http://ceupress.com/books/html/Contemporary_History_of_Exclusion.htm