Home-land: Romanian Roma, domestic spaces and the state

Rachel Humphris

Research output: Book/ReportBook


In contemporary society, passport checks at nation-state borders are accepted. But what if these checks were happening in our own home? This book is the first intimate ethnography of these governing encounters in the home space between Romanian Roma migrants and local frontline workers.

Focusing on how the nation-state is reproduced within the home, the book considers what it is like to have your legal status, your right to ‘belong’, judged from your everyday domestic life. In essence this book is about the divide between state and family, home-land and home and what it means for the new rules of citizenship.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBristol University Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781529201956 , 9781529201949
ISBN (Print)9781529201925
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameGlobal migration and social change
PublisherBristol University Press


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