Beograd Gazela: Travel Guide to a Slum

The book “Beograd Gazela: Travel Guide to a Slum” takes us into a blank area in the middle of Europe – in a Roma slum in the center of Belgrade. How does one live without a city infrastructure, without water, without electricity? How do the inhabitants organise themselves and what kind of jobs do they have? What is their situation in regard to health care or the cultivation of their cultural life? The travel guide directs our attention to a place which is paradigmatic for the recent history of Roma in Southeast Europe. It provides essential information about the social and economic structures of a slum, about the inhabitants and their daily lives and exposes the complex mechanisms of marginalisation and discriminiation against Roma.

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