Can We Speak of Ghettos in Czech Cities?

Author: Michaela Stejskalova (Masaryk University)

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Abstract

This paper covers the processes of ghettoization in socially excluded areas in the Czech Republic that are settled mainly by the Roma. I have attempted to document the logic of ghettoization using the case of an area called Poschla that emerged in Vsetín in 2006. On the basis of semi-structured interviews with inhabitants and social workers, I endeavoured to find out whether Poschla was in the process of ghettoization. From the interviews and other collated data, I searched for signs of ghettoization and social exclusion as we know them from sociological theory, especially drawing from the ideas of Loïc Wacquant.

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Stejskalova, M., (2013) “Can We Speak of Ghettos in Czech Cities?”, Slovo 25(2).

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20 Oct 2013
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