The European Nation-State and the Roma minority- – an investigation of the encounter

Ann Christin Detert, Bo Clausen, Lundkjær Rasmusssen, Ditte Sofie & Rieke Lassen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Taking its point of departure in an interpretation of Benedict Anderson’s notion of the nation-state as imagined, limited and sovereign, this project seeks to uncover the ways in which the Roma minority can be seen as challenging the European nation-state, both on the abstract conceptual level and on the level of the actual encounter. The analyses reveal that the Roma in fact challenge the nation-state on both levels, and it is also argued that by not abiding by Anderson three parameters, the Roma challenges the nation-state to much greater extent than minorities that do.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato14 jan. 2013


  • Roma
  • Imagined Community
  • Nation-State
  • Benedict Anderson