When Documents Are Far From Reality

From political education towards self-organisation

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“Referring to the official documents for inclusion policy as very far from the reality of the life of the Roma citizens, this publication mostly consists of texts that continue to critically analyse these “policies” while providing relevant insights from the field. The topics cover the issues that most of the Roma in Serbia share: they do not exercise some of the fundamental human rights such as the right to water and housing; the lack of measures which would provide access to employment for most of the Roma community and alleviate at least some of their problems; personal and public experiences related to the mechanisms of discrimination, both more open and more subtle ones, etc. This collection thus offers an insight into many topics related to marginalisation of people based on their ethnicity and other identity differences and, above all, class.“

Maja Solar holds a doctoral degree in Philosophy. Her research work focuses on political theory. She translates from English and French and writes poetry and prose. She is a member of the Gerusia Collective, left-oriented theoretical and political organisation, and one of the editors of the journal for theoretical practices Stvar.