Michał P. Garapich, Kamila Fiałkowska, Elżbieta Mirga-Wójtowicz.
Why Do Roma Migrate? A Critical Analysis of Academic Silence in Polish Scholarship
Critical Romani Studies, 2(2) | pages: 4-22
The article discusses the case of academic silence with regards
to the migration of Roma from Poland – both in Polish Romani
studies and in migration studies. The absence of Romani migration
in migration research in Poland is contrasted with the absence of
the subject of migration in Romani studies, offering a glimpse
into fundamental assumptions, and politically and ideologically
determined paradigms within both areas. Paradoxically, the
group associated in the social imaginary with mobility is absent
in migration studies in Poland. Quite surprisingly, Polish Roma
are static and immobilized in Polish Romani studies. The aim of
this paper is to critically explore this particular type of discursive
silence and how it impacts migration and Romani studies.
Silence, Migration research, Migration of Roma from Poland, Romani studies