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Unter Anderen – in Shutka Shukar, Leipzig University Press

In 2008 a group of students  from Leipzig University went to Shutka, Macedonia to stay with Roma families and learn about their culture and language. Some of us wrote about our experiences. Most of my impressions were collected inside the queer community in Shutka.

Year: 2009
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Leipzig
Project: text

About Shutka Shukar

Shutka (Shuto Orizari) ist ein Vorort der mazedonischen Hauptstadt Skopje, die 1963 von einem furchtbaren Erdbeben heimgesucht wurde. Hier wohnen mehr Roma und andere Zigeuner zusammen als in irgendeiner anderen Stadt Europas. Sie pflegen eine Fest-, Streit- und Kontrastkultur, die sich schwer auf ein gängiges Muster vereinfachen lässt und die übliche Antidiskriminierungsperspektive ebenso überfordert wie die Suche nach Zigeunerromantik.

Im Sommer 2007 konnte eine Gruppe Studierender vom Forum Tsiganologische Forschung der Universität Leipzig dort zu Gast sein. Sie haben ihre Eindrücke zu diesem Lesebuch zusammengefasst. Es schildert interkulturelle Missverständnisse, ernst gemeinte Anpassungsversuche, die Unmöglichkeit des Alleinseins und eine Menge Widersprüche zwischen Abgrenzung und Integration, zwischen Armut und Prestige, zwischen Idealeuropa und seinem Gegenteil, zwischen Willkommen und Abschied.

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