Issue 1/2015, 38. Volume Page 11–17
‘Roma Education’ as a Lucrative Niche: Ideologies and Representations
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The paper addresses the motivation of local actors to engage with Roma migrants, the methods and content of engagement, and the discourse of expertise that emerges to justify them. We analyse a case study based on engagement with Roma in the education sector in Manchester, UK. We explore how support for Roma offers a niche operation for actors who seek a role in the local authority’s outsourcing of public services, and how an ideology is forged to help conquer that niche.
Roma Education, Cultural Essentialism, Manchester, Romania, Outsourcing Educational Services