Sample records for algirdas smilgeviius roma

  1. Algirdas Brazauskas lubab Leedule uusi paremaid radareid / Algirdas Brazauskas ; interv. Toomas Sildam

    Brazauskas, Algirdas, 1932-2010


    Leedu peaminister Algirdas Brazauskas vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad Vene hävitaja allakukkumist Kaunase lähedal, õhujõudude juhataja kolonel Jonas Marcinkuse vabastamist ning Leedu õhuruumi turbe piisavust ja parandamise vajalikkust. Lisa: Vene hävitaja Leedus. Vt. samas: Balti riigid tahavad Schengeni leppega liituda 2007. aastal

  2. Hegemony in the Roma family.

    Mrhálek, Tomáš; Lidová, Lenka; Kajanová, Alena


    This article is intended to describe the current hegemonic masculinity within the Roma family structure in the Czech Republic, with regard to changes related to developments in the majority society and the current socioeconomic situation of the Roma. The theoretical context of this article is based on the paradigm of masculine hegemony as it exists and has existed in the Roma families. Data for the study came from semi-structured interviews with 30 Roma females and 30 Roma males living as couples, in three Czech cities. The main finding reveals a dichotomy between the traditional roles of Roma women, i.e. care for the family and the household, and the present functions, i.e. contributing to the family income through social benefits. We observed a decline in the traditional role of Roma men, who were often unemployed. We related the change in the roles of men to the "non-functionality of the men", contributing to the emerging potential for emancipation of Roma women. However, the traditional patriarchal Roma family is structured such that men are given the main decision making powers, which has slowed changes in marginalized Roma families. Additionally, social pressures against women as well as socially conditioned pressures that act to preserve hegemonic masculinity, have largely prevented the realization of the potential for emancipation of Roma women, or if a woman tries to leave her non-functioning husband.


    Laimutė Adomavičienė


    Full Text Available The article analyses novella “Graikijos Vėjas” (1956 of the Lithuanian exile prose writer, playwright, literary and theatre critic Algirdas Landsbergis (1924–2004 by applying the narratological analysis and the theory of transtextuality. The article is based on Gérard Genette’s classical narratology and the theory of transtextuality and Irina Melnikova’s theory of intermediality. It is an innovative approach since it has not been applied for the selected text so far. The analysis of novella’s narrative, space and time (order, duration, frequency and narrative mode has shown that there exists the relation between time and space in the text. Temporal succession of events (one extended day is described by providing the story of earlier events in a chronological order. The narrative is twofold: on the one hand, it consists of the fixed internal focalisation, on the other hand of zero focalisation. The analysis of transtextual relation between the own and others’ texts has revealed the significance of the context of the Greek culture. The writer uses the heritage of European mythology creatively: he transforms the classical myth of Theseus by ironizing the plot, reminding the love story of Theseus and making a parody of heroes’ former features (strength, bravery, noble ambitions and actions.

  4. Being Roma--Being Greek: Academically Successful Greek Romas' Identity Constructions

    Gkofa, Panagiota


    In Greece, Roma ethnic-cultural identity is frequently situated in a social narrative which "others" this community. As a consequence, Roma pupils' low achievement is frequently understood on the basis of a deficit view of Roma culture because schooling and Roma traditions are widely seen as incompatible. This article theorises aspects…

  5. Immigration of Roma from Republic of Serbia

    Tatjana Vukelić


    Full Text Available The questions of immigration are topics of high interest for the contemporary migration studies. Particularly relevant for the Western European countries is the immigration of Roma. This study analyzes the case of Roma asylum-seekers from Republic of Serbia to Federal Republic of Germany, which assumed a new dimension following the visa liberation. Focus of this article are the links among the social, economical, transitional and political conditions of Roma asylum-seeking, as well as an analysis of potential networks and knowledge transfer among Roma. In particular is to be understand if there is any transnational networking between Roma in home countries and abroad as well if Roma asylum-seekers have to be seen as perpetrators or rather victims of the political occurrences in the concerning country.

  6. Social support, hopelessness and life satisfaction among Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia

    Kolarcik, P.; Geckova, A. Madarasova; Reijneveld, S. A.; van Dijk, J. P.


    Evidence on the psychosocial determinants of health among Roma adolescents is completely lacking. Our aim was to compare social support, life satisfaction and hopelessness of Slovak Roma and non-Roma adolescents and to assess the impact of parental education and social desirability on these

  7. Health Differences between Roma and Non-Roma in the Slovak Dialyzed Population

    Gabriel Kolvek


    Full Text Available Background: Roma health has not been studied systematically. Thus far, it has been shown that Roma compared to non-Roma have a significantly higher likelihood of getting end-stage renal disease and that their chances for survival on dialysis are lower. Evidence is lacking regarding morbidity between Roma and non-Roma. The aim was to compare the health status of dialyzed Roma and non-Roma using the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI. All Slovak dialysis centers for adults were asked to fill in a questionaire with demographic and clinical data, including comorbidity. Cross-sectional analysis of 2082 patients with an average age of 63.8 ± 13.8 years was performed. Comorbidity was expressed as the CCI, and ethnic differences were calculated. Linear regression was performed to adjust for differences in gender and age in both ethnic groups. Roma represented 13.0% of the whole dialyzed population (n = 270. Comorbidity expressed as CCI was significantly lower in the Roma population (p < 0.001. After adjusting for gender and age, ethnicity failed to be associated with the CCI in the linear regression analysis (p = 0.965, variance of the model—adjusted R2 38.6%. The health status of dialyzed Slovak Roma does not differ cross-sectionally when adjusted for age and gender from the health status of dialyzed non-Roma.

  8. Loucura imperial na Roma antiga

    Aloys Winterling


    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda a questão da "loucura imperial" na Roma antiga, indagando-se sobre o que seria peculiar a ações de imperadores, como Calígula, Nero e Domiciano, que conduziu a conflitos com a aristocracia. Argumenta-se que apenas uma análise das estruturas e sistemas históricos do Alto Império possibilita explicar certos padrões de comportamento imperial, usualmente classificados como loucura pela historiografia dos séculos XIX e XX.

  9. Mental health disparities between Roma and non-Roma children in Romania and Bulgaria.

    Lee, Eric J; Keyes, Katherine; Bitfoi, Adina; Mihova, Zlatka; Pez, Ondine; Yoon, Elisha; Masfety, Viviane Kovess


    The Roma population, one of the largest minority groups in Europe, experience discrimination and stigma associated with marginalized social position. Few studies have examined mental illnesses in the Roma, and none have examined the Roma children. The present study estimates mental health and behavioral disorders among Roma children in comparison to non-Roma children in educational institutions. Data were drawn from the School Children Mental Health Study in Europe (SCHME) study in Romania (Roma children identified by parent report, N = 70; non-Roma, N = 925) and Bulgaria (Roma children identified by exclusively-Roma schools, N = 65; non-Roma, N = 1312). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire was given to the parents and teachers to measure child mental health; children reported on their mental health through the Dominique Interactive. Control covariates included child sex and age, and parental characteristics when parent reports were available. Based on the child's own report, Roma children had a higher odds of any internalizing disorder (OR = 2.99, 95% C.I. 2.07-4.30), phobias (OR = 4.84, 95% C.I. 3.19-7.35), separation anxiety disorder (OR = 2.54, 95% C.I. 1.72-3.76), generalized anxiety disorder (OR = 2.95, 95% C.I. 1.75-4.96), and major depressive disorder (OR = 3.86, 95% C.I. 2.31-6.37). Further Roma children had a higher odds of any externalizing disorder (OR = 2.84, 95% C.I. 1.78-4.54), oppositional defiant disorder (OR = 3.35, 95% C.I. 1.93-5.82), ADHD (OR = 2.37, 95% C.I. 1.26-4.46), and conduct disorder (OR = 3.63, 95% C.I. 2.04-6.46). Based on the report of teachers, Roma children had higher odds of emotional problems (OR = 2.03, 95% C.I. 1.20-3.44), peer-relational problems (OR = 2.76, 95% C.I. 1.73-4.41) and prosocial behavior (OR = 2.75, 95% C.I. 1.75-4.33). Roma children experience a higher burden of mental health problems compared with their non-Roma counterparts. Attention to child health and mental health among the Roma is urgently needed

  10. Roma and non-Roma conflicts in the light of power relationships

    Gábor Héra


    Full Text Available The article summarises the findings of the first phase of an action research study focusing on how restorative justice approaches and practices can support conflict resolution within an intercultural context. The author will describe the relationship between the Roma and non-Roma residents in a Hungarian village. Consideration will be given to the “ordering groups” of the local community and will discuss some of their conflicts. It will be argued that these ordering groups may influence inter-ethnic relationships and impact how Roma and non-Roma members of the community may live harmoniously together.

  11. Stigma Consciousness in the case of Romanian Roma Activists

    Laura SURDU


    Full Text Available Roma people are often stigmatized by the members of the out-groups, the process of stigmatization being enforced through a selection of stereotypically assigned characteristics of the group. In the last two decades, the stigmatization of Roma was contributed by scientists, policy makers and mass media. Stigma is a basis for social exclusion of Roma people and it is transferred from the whole group to the individual level. The negative labelling of the entire Roma group affects identity and stigma consciousness for each individual Roma. This paper addresses ethnic stigma consciousness in a sample of 96 Roma activists, women and men. The results show that stigma consciousness is highly present among Roma participants from the sample, although there are not significant differences between Roma women and Roma men regarding ethnic stigma consciousness.

  12. Ethnic and social distance towards Roma population

    Miladinović Slobodan


    Full Text Available The Roma people are one of social marginalised ethnic groups which can easily be classified as underclass or ethno-class. In this work are presented the results of survey data analysis of ethnic and social distance towards the Roma population (2007. It concludes that the Roma people are one of ethnic groups with the highest social and ethnic distances in all observed social relations. The conclusion is that their generations poverty and still of life which the poverty produces are main causes of the high distance. The society has very important task to overcome situation which keep their social situation. In this paper are showed some of possible solutions of solving global Romas social situation and their integration in the rest of society. .

  13. Roma Women in Athenian Firms: Do They Face Wage Bias?

    Drydakis, Nick


    In the current study, we analyze the effect of having a Roma background on women's wages. By utilizing the Athens Area Study random sample (2007-08) drawn from 16 multiethnic municipalities in which Roma live, we estimate that 66.1% of the wage differential between Roma and non-Roma female workers cannot be explained by differences in observed characteristics. Prejudices against Roma women are discussed and appear to explain the wage gap found here. The occupational segregation of the Roma in...


    Gregor Maučec


    Full Text Available Having shortly delineated and theoretically defined the concept of stereotypes (as collective social constructs and stereotyping as such, the author turns to much more complex issue as to how to identify and change stereotypes about Roma, which are deeply rooted in mainstream European societies where they live and also those stereotypes that are nurtured and strictly followed by the Roma and which relate to non-Roma. The author arrives at a conclusion that today one can note several factors and conditions in European countries which still nurture and further reinforce especially anti-Roma stereotypes. According to him, the specific and carefully elaborated stereotypes-oriented policies and strategies which favour mutual education, knowledge and understanding as well as ongoing contact and dialogue between the two different ethnic, social and cultural identities at both EU and member states levels are conditio sine qua non for the enhanced and overall Roma inclusion and integration.

  15. Barriers of Roma Women when Accessing into the Labour Market

    Rác, Ivan; Lehoczká, Lýdia


    The article provides information about barriers of Roma women in the labour market. It analyses the partial results of the project VEGA – Intimate Partner Violence against Roma Women. Most often interpret the entry limits of Roma women in the labour market. Labor et Educatio

  16. Beyond Inclusion: Reconsidering Policies, Curriculum, and Pedagogy for Roma Students

    Miskovic, Maja; Curcic, Svjetlana


    This paper investigates the policies and politics of including European Roma students in mainstream educational systems within the context of two European Union (EU) policies: the Decade of Roma Inclusion (2005-2015) and EU National Roma Integration Strategies (2013-2020). Drawing on the scholarship about inclusion and its practical achievements,…

  17. Health and Roma People in Turkey

    Perihan Elif Ekmekçi


    Full Text Available Background: The research and published literatüre on Roma health in Turkey is much more limited than in other European countries. Among these, there are hardly any published literature focusing on the health status, health indicators and health behaviors. Aims: The aim of this research is to describe the perceptions of health-related concepts and access and the use of health services and social determinants of the health of Roma people in Turkey. Study Design: Descriptive qualitative survey. Methods: The participants were chosen by random sampling. The semi-structured interview topic guide was developed from sources such as advice from the Romani community leaders, published evidence and personal experience from previous work with Roma communities. Non-directive open ended questions allowed the exploration of their health status, how they conceptualize health and disease, their level of awareness on the impact of social determinants of health, on their health status and the access and use of health services. The data analysis was based on grounded theory. Analysis proceeded in four steps: 1. Reading and examining the transcripts separately using open coding, 2. Extracting the key words and codes from the transcripts and sorting them into categories, 3. Rereading the transcripts by using selective coding, and 4. Examining the categories derived from the open coding systematically and determining the concepts summarizing the material. Results: The survey results are compatible with the existing literature on Roma health and reveal that 1 there is a tight link between the lack of social determinants of health and the poor health status of Roma people 2 socioeconomic factors and cultural norms of the ethnic minority are suspicious factors 3 comparative and systematic research is needed to illuminate the actual health gaps and causal factors for them. Conclusion: The research proves that the need for comparative and systematic research in Turkey to

  18. Life Satisfaction and Happiness Among the Roma in Central and Southeastern Europe

    Kamberi, Ermira; Martinovic, Borja; Verkuijten, Maykel


    This study examines general life satisfaction and happiness as two indicators of subjective well-being among Roma and non-Roma populations in Central and Southeastern Europe. Using a sample of 11,997 participants (Roma N = 8,399, non-Roma N = 3,598) from the Regional Roma Survey in 2011 we test a

  19. Roma Identity as an Expert-Political Construction

    Mihai Surdu


    Full Text Available The creation of an EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies (2011 marks a significant step in the politicisation of Roma identity by ensuring a further increase in the number of initiatives, projects and programmes explicitly targeting Roma. The Framework itself is part of a process that began with postcommunist transition and which has produced historically unprecedented levels of Roma political activism along with a proliferation of national and transnational policy initiatives focussed on Roma identity. In seeking to explain this contemporary political phenomenon, the article argues that Roma is an identity constructed at the intersection of political and expert knowledge by various actors, such as policymakers, Romani activists, international organizations and scholars. This political-expert identity is applied to groups that are not bounded by a common language, religion, cultural practice, geographic location, occupation, physical appearance or lifestyle. The article explores how this collation of disparate populations into a notional political community builds upon a centuries-old Gypsy legacy. It scrutinizes five strands of identification practices that have contributed to the longue durée development of today’s Roma as an epistemic object and policy target: police profiling of particular communities; administrative surveys; Romani activism; Roma targeted policies; quantitative scientific research. The article argues that the contemporary economic and political conditions amidst which the politicisation of Roma identity is occurring explain how the ideological and institutional construction of the ethnic frame tends toward the reinforcement of the exclusion of those categorised as Roma, thus increasing the perceived need for Roma policy initiatives. A self-sustaining cycle has been created where Roma knowledge identifies Roma problems requiring a policy response, which produces more Roma knowledge, more needs and more

  20. Predictors of health-endangering behaviour among Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia by gender.

    Kolarcik, P; Geckova, A M; Orosova, O; van Dijk, J P; Reijneveld, S A


    Roma people are commonly described as having an unhealthy lifestyle-for example, an unhealthy diet, intensive smoking, frequent alcohol consumption and a lack of physical activity. However, data about such health-endangering behaviours among Roma adolescents are scarce and of poor quality. The aim of our study is to assess the occurrence of health-endangering behaviours among Slovak Roma adolescents in comparison to non-Roma adolescents, and to assess the impact of parental education and social desirability on the differences found. A cross-sectional study among Roma from separated and segregated settlements in the eastern part of Slovakia (n=330; mean age 14.50 years; interview) and non-Roma adolescents (n=722; mean age 14.86 years; questionnaire) was conducted. The effect of ethnicity and parental education on smoking, drunkenness, drug use and physical activity was analysed separately for boys and girls using logistic regression and adjusted for social desirability. Among girls, Roma adolescents had lower rates of smoking, drunkenness and drug use than non-Roma (ORs from 0.14 to 0.60 compared to non-Roma), but had higher rates of physical inactivity. Among boys, drug use was less frequent among Roma adolescents (OR 0.12, 95% CI 0.03 to 0.46); differences for the other health-endangering behaviours were small and statistically insignificant. The effects of parental education and social desirability were small. In contrast to the scarce evidence, Roma had lower rates of substance abuse, especially among girls. Only physical inactivity rates were higher among Roma girls. A challenge in health promotion among Roma is to maintain their relatively low substance use and to promote physical activity.

  1. Roma Interrotta. The Urbs that is not a Capital

    Maarten Delbeke


    Full Text Available Roma Interrotta. L’Urbe non è una capitale   Nel 1978 fu presentato a Roma il progetto Roma Interrotta, comprendente progettazioni urbane elaborate da dodici architetti di fama internazionale ispiratisi alla Nuova Pianta di Roma di Giambattista Nolli (1748. Il titolo e la struttura del progetto ne sottolineano il carattere critico: lo sviluppo di Roma sarebbe stato interrotto verso la metà del XVIII secolo e in particolare dopo il 1870 la città avrebbe subito una drammatica trasformazione, per cui le tracce della sua evoluzione storica non sarebbero quasi più visibili. I progetti avanzati vogliono essere un tentativo di riallacciarsi nuovamente a tale evoluzione. In questo contributo si esplorano le idee su Roma capitale avanzate da architetti e storici dell’architettura negli anni Settanta del secolo scorso, al fine di comprendere le ragioni del loro radicale rifiuto della Terza Roma e perché tale presa di posizione fosse proprio in quel momento attuale e importante. La Roma barocca immaginata da Nolli funge nell’ambito dell’architettura come un’immagine ideale della città, tuttavia anche essa è completamente spogliata da qualunque significato culturale e politico. Le proposte di Roma Interrotta dunque non sono soltanto esemplari del dibattito sviluppatosi nel mondo dell’architettura nel periodo considerato, ma ne rivelano anche i limiti intrinseci e le lacune.

  2. Roma Minority in Romania and its Media Representation

    Gabriela Creţu


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to put into light main aspects of the relationship between the image of Roma as perceived by the majority of population and its representation in the Romanian press from 1990 until 2006. The representation of Roma is considered a cause and, in the same time, a consequence of the identity problem of this population as an ethnic group, on one side, and of its social status, on the other side. The situation of Roma in the Romanian society, the modalities of Roma portrayal in press and the factors that influence its representation are addressed in the paper.

  3. The Identity of Czech Deaf Roma

    Kalousová, Josefina


    With the definition of Deaf people as a cultural and linguistic minority the research of Deaf identity became possible. Following this, questions of identity of minority deaf persons emerged. Do these persons affiliate to the Deaf community or to their ethnic minority? This bachelor thesis focuses on the topic of Czech deaf Roma identity. The underlying assumption of the paper is that identity is a continuing process dependent on the interaction of an individual and society and that it consti...

  4. Los edificios deportivos de la Roma Antigua

    Angela TEJA


    Full Text Available La educación física y el deporte retrocedió —en la Roma antigua— respecto a los ideales físico-corporales griegos. Por contra, se fomentó una notable cultura de espectáculos y divertimentos, especialmente durante la época imperial. A fin de dar cobijo a los diversos espectáculos se construyeron en la ciudad de Roma —y por mimetismo en todas las urbes del Imperio— sofisticados edificios. En efecto, además de una importante red de circos —el más emblemático de los cuales fue el circo Máximo—, se levantaron anfiteatros y termas, amén del estadio de Dominiciano. La autora pasa revista a las distintas instalaciones «deportivas» de la Roma antigua, así como a los espectáculos que albergaban: las carreras del circo, los combates de gladiadores, las cacerías de fieras, las naumaquias, sin olvidar las competiciones del estadio y la pasión romana por las termas.

  5. Roma Education on the Agenda of the European Union

    Jaroka, Livia


    The Roma community of Europe continues to face discrimination in a number of areas, notably education, employment, healthcare, and housing. In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, education provides one of the primary tools for escaping the cycle of poverty that traps many Roma families, and therefore it is one of the most pressing issues that…

  6. Institutional Racism? Roma Children, Local Community and School Practices

    Zachos, Dimitris


    This article tries to discuss the conditions Roma pupils face within the Greek educational system. In the first part, through a brief history of Roma groups in Greece followed by a short analysis of their legal status and leaving conditions, I attempt to present a critical approach in Romani Studies. Thereafter, using Institutional Racism as a…

  7. Roma Empowerment and Social Inclusion Through Work-Integrated Learning

    Eklund Karlsson, Leena; Crondahl, Kristine


    The basis for this article was a health promotion program based on participatory action research and work-integrated learning (WIL). Seven Roma people were employed and trained to work as local coordinators to empower the local Roma community by strengthening their participation in society and th...

  8. From Research to Policy: Roma Participation through Communicative Organization

    Munte, Ariadna; Serradell, Olga; Sorde, Teresa


    For centuries, Roma people's social exclusion has been reinforced through research that has legitimized stereotypes rather than helping to overcome them. This has led Roma people to refuse to participate in the kind of research that has contributed to discrimination against them. We describe how the critical communicative methodology, used in the…

  9. Otherness in Pedagogical Theory and Practice: The Case of Roma

    Kirova, Anna; Prochner, Larry


    This paper addresses the topic of the inclusion of Roma children in education in Europe through an examination of theory and practice in relation to the issues of Otherness and foreignness. Roma children entering school encounter a vastly different world from their home culture, with different expectations for teaching and learning, for…

  10. Collective identity and wellbeing of Roma minority adolescents in Bulgaria.

    Dimitrova, Radosveta; Chasiotis, Athanasios; Bender, Michael; van de Vijver, Fons


    In Europe and particularly in Bulgaria, Roma represent the largest low-status minority group that is subjected to marked public intolerance and discrimination. This study examined links among Roma (N = 207) and Bulgarian (N = 399) adolescents' ethnic, familial, and religious identities as salient identity aspects for their psychological wellbeing. Results indicated that, as expected, Roma youth reported lower levels of wellbeing than Bulgarian youth. The latter revealed a weaker religious identity than Roma youth, whereas no ethnic group differences emerged regarding Bulgarian or familial identity. Furthermore, we observed that collective identity was higher in older participants of both groups. Finally, a multigroup analysis using structural equation modeling showed that collective identity was a positive predictor of wellbeing for both Roma and Bulgarian adolescents. Findings demonstrated differences in salience as well as structural communalities regarding ways in which collective identity affects wellbeing of youth from two ethnically diverse communities.

  11. Predictors of health-endangering behaviour among Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia by gender

    Kolarcik, P.; Geckova, A. M.; Orosova, O.; van Dijk, J. P.; Reijneveld, S. A.


    Background Roma people are commonly described as having an unhealthy lifestyled-for example, an unhealthy diet, intensive smoking, frequent alcohol consumption and a lack of physical activity. However, data about such health-endangering behaviours among Roma adolescents are scarce and of poor

  12. Does the influence of peers and parents on adolescents' drunkenness differ between Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia?

    Bobakova, D.; Kolarcik, P.; Madarasova-Geckova, A.; Klein, D.; Reijneveld, S.A.; van Dijk, J.P.


    Background. Roma adolescents have been shown to use less alcohol than non-Roma adolescents. This could be due to the protective influences of peers and parents. Objective. The purpose of this study was to explore differences in the levels of peer and parental influence and their effects on

  13. Os labirintos da cidade: Marcial em Roma

    Torrão, João Manuel Nunes; Andrade, António Manuel Lopes


    Martial had unparalleled knowledge of the city of Rome and he provides guidance to todays’s readers in the street maze of the city. That city had specific feaures which made the circulation of people and vehicles difficult, in spite of the efforts made by some politicians to improve the urban network. Marcial conhecia como ninguém a cidade de Roma e serve de guia aos leitores da actualidade através das ruas labirínticas da Urbe. Essa cidade apresentava características especí...

  14. Sêneca e o ambiente hebraico de Roma

    José Carlos Silva de Almeida


    Full Text Available Enquanto ocupante de um cargo importante no Império Romano do I século, Sêneca certamente conheceu vários dos ensinamentos e práticas da comunidade hebraica de Roma, conforme observamos em alguns trechos de sua obra e de autores posteriores. Se por um lado seu pensamento parece se aproximar da doutrina e prática hebraicas, embora por razões diversas, por outro lado se afasta. Todavia ele soube, como nenhum outro escritor latino, manifestar o devido respeito e reserva ao ambiente hebraico da Urbs.

  15. Reconstructing Roma history from genome-wide data.

    Priya Moorjani

    Full Text Available The Roma people, living throughout Europe and West Asia, are a diverse population linked by the Romani language and culture. Previous linguistic and genetic studies have suggested that the Roma migrated into Europe from South Asia about 1,000-1,500 years ago. Genetic inferences about Roma history have mostly focused on the Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. To explore what additional information can be learned from genome-wide data, we analyzed data from six Roma groups that we genotyped at hundreds of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs. We estimate that the Roma harbor about 80% West Eurasian ancestry-derived from a combination of European and South Asian sources-and that the date of admixture of South Asian and European ancestry was about 850 years before present. We provide evidence for Eastern Europe being a major source of European ancestry, and North-west India being a major source of the South Asian ancestry in the Roma. By computing allele sharing as a measure of linkage disequilibrium, we estimate that the migration of Roma out of the Indian subcontinent was accompanied by a severe founder event, which appears to have been followed by a major demographic expansion after the arrival in Europe.

  16. The Roma in Croatia: From Migration to Intercultural Relations

    Neven Hrvatić


    Full Text Available From their first arrival in Croatia (in Dubrovnik in 1362, due to their transnational identity, the Roma have formed a historical ethnic community. A specific tribal system and economic backwardness determined their dispersion, specialisation, the partial loss of their ethnic identity and their marginal position. Based on empirical surveys carried out among secondary school students in Croatia, the scientific research projects: “Genealogy and the Transfer of Intercultural Models” and “The School Curriculum and the Traits of Croatian National Culture” (1991–2001, have revealed the existence of stereotypes in regard to the Roma, a low level of acceptance of elements of Roma culture (language, art, history, customs, as well as great social distance towards the Roma (through a modified Bogardus scale, which altogether indicates a need for intercultural education and schooling for all school pupils in Croatia. An improvement in their socio-economic situation and integration into all segments of society is crucial to the Roma national minority in Croatia, but there is likewise a need to preserve Roma culture, traditions and lifestyle, so that the Roma could become and/or remain a recognisable part of the multicultural milieu.

  17. Contraceptive Attitudes and Practices in the Roma Communities

    Raluca Zanca


    Full Text Available The process of adopting a contraceptive behaviour is determined by a series of factors, having a slow progress in time. The use of birth control methods by the Roma women is influenced by a series of specific elements. This article wants to highlight an image containing the degree in which the Roma women are aware of the birth control methods and family planning. To this end, I have used the technique of group interview. In the first stage I applied a number of group interviews on the Roma women from the Gîrcin community. Afterwards I examined the interviews using inductive analysis. The results were grouped into thematic categories.

  18. Delinquent and Aggressive Behavior and Social Desirability Among Roma and Non-Roma Adolescents in Slovakia : A Cross-Sectional Study

    Kolarcik, Peter; Geckova, Andrea Madarasova; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.; van Dijk, Jitse P.

    Rates of aggression and delinquency are assumed to be higher among Roma and other minorities, but sound evidence of this is lacking. Our aim was to assess delinquent and aggressive behavior among Roma and non-Roma adolescents and the effects on ethnic differences of parental education and social

  19. The medical social centres in support of Roma in Greece

    Andrioti, Despena; Kotrotsou, Christina; Tsakatara, Vanta


    . Medical social centres operate in 33 Roma settlements all over the country. These centres provide vaccination, health promotion, disease prevention and health education services, as well as support in issuing documents and making appointments with health and social services. We recommend that the National......Roma people form the largest ethnic-minority group in Europe. They account for around 10 to 12 million people, and they face racism, discrimination and social exclusion in most countries. The Roma population of Greece currently numbers around 250 000 individuals. They have Greek nationality...... and enjoy the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as any other Greek citizens. Nevertheless, Roma in Greece face multiple inequalities and social exclusion in terms of housing, employment, education, and health and social services. In this report we present the outcome of a bestpractice initiative...

  20. Differences between Roma and non-Roma in how social support from family and friends helps to overcome health care accessibility problems.

    Bobakova, Daniela; Dankulincova Veselska, Zuzana; Babinska, Ingrid; Klein, Daniel; Madarasova Geckova, Andrea; Cislakova, Lydia


    Roma are the most deprived ethnic minority in Slovakia, suffering from discrimination, poverty and social exclusion. Problematic access to good quality health care as result of institutional and interpersonal discrimination affects their health; therefore, factors which affect health care accessibility of Roma are of high importance for public health and policy makers. The aim of this study was to explore the association between health care accessibility problems and ethnicity and how different levels of social support from family and friends affect this association. We used data from the cross-sectional HepaMeta study conducted in 2011 in Slovakia. The final sample comprised 452 Roma (mean age = 34.7; 35.2% men) and 403 (mean age = 33.5; 45.9% men) non-Roma respondents. Roma in comparison with non-Roma have a more than 3-times higher chance of reporting health care accessibility problems. Social support from family and friends significantly decreases the likelihood of reporting health care accessibility problems in both Roma and non-Roma, while the family seems to be the more important factor. The worse access to health care of Roma living in so-called settlements seems to be partially mediated by social support. Interventions should focus on Roma health mediators and community workers who can identify influential individuals who are able to change a community's fear and distrust and persuade and teach Roma to seek and appropriately use health care services.

  1. Social distance and stereotypes of Roma at the primary school age

    Franceško Mirjana


    Full Text Available The sample of the research presented in this paper consisted of 575 children age 10 and 11 from four of Novi Sad`s primary school. 58 of them were Roma and the rest were Serbs, Hungarians, Croats, etc. The paper deals with the social distance toward the six ethnic groups (Roma, Serbs, Croats Hungarians, Slovaks and Ruthenians, as well as stereotypes of Roma both in Roma and non-Roma children. Sample has also been divided in two by the criteria of Roma children attending the same classes as the children in the sample or not. The results show that social distance toward the Roma is higher than any other social distance in this sample. Also, we were not able to find any significant differences in this social distance between children who attend the school with the Roma children and those who do not. As could be expected, the auto stereotypes were more positive than the hetero stereotypes.

  2. Ethnic differences in smoking behaviour: The situation of Roma in Eastern Europe

    Laetitia Duval


    Full Text Available Aim: To investigate ethnic differences in smoking between Roma and non-Roma and their determinants, including how discrimination faced by Roma may influence smoking decisions. Methods: We analysed data from the Roma Regional Survey 2011 implemented in twelve countries of Central and South-East Europe with random samples of approximately 750 households in Roma settlements and 350 households in nearby non-Roma communities in each country. The overall sample comprises 11,373 individuals (8,234 Roma with a proportion of women of 57% and an average age of 36 years. Statistical methods include marginal effects from Probit and zero-truncated negative binomial estimates to explain cigarette consumption. Results: We found that Roma have a higher probability of smoking and are heavier smokers compared to otherwise comparable non-Roma. These differences in smoking behaviour cannot purely be explained by the lower socio-economic situation of Roma since the ethnic gap remains substantial once individual characteristics are controlled for. The probability of smoking is positively correlated with the degree of ethnic discrimination experienced by Roma, especially when it is related to private or public health services. Conclusions: By providing evidence on smoking behaviour between Roma and non-Roma in a large number of countries, our findings support the need to understand smoking behaviour of Roma from a comparative perspective, and may ultimately contribute to more effective anti-smoking messages for Roma. However, if the health disadvantage faced by Roma is to be addressed adequately, this group must be involved more effectively in the policy and public health process.

  3. Reproductive Investment and Health Costs in Roma Women

    Jelena Čvorović


    Full Text Available In this paper, we examine whether variation in reproductive investment affects the health of Roma women using a dataset collected through original anthropological fieldwork among Roma women in Serbia. Data were collected in 2014–2016 in several Roma semi-urban settlements in central Serbia. The sample consisted of 468 Roma women, averaging 44 years of age. We collected demographic data (age, school levels, socioeconomic status, risk behaviors (smoking and alcohol consumption, marital status, and reproductive history variables (the timing of reproduction, the intensity of reproduction, reproductive effort and investment after birth, in addition to self-reported health, height, and weight. Data analyses showed that somatic, short-term costs of reproduction were revealed in this population, while evolutionary, long-term costs were unobservable—contrariwise, Roma women in poor health contributed more to the gene pool of the next generation than their healthy counterparts. Our findings appear to be consistent with simple trade-off models that suggest inverse relationships between reproductive effort and health. Thus, personal sacrifice—poor health as an outcome—seems crucial for greater reproductive success.

  4. Involvement of Roma Parents in Children's Education in Croatia: A Comparative Study

    Pahic, Tea; Vidovic, Vlasta Vizek; Miljevic-Ridicki, Renata


    This article compares Roma and mainstream parents' involvement in the education of their children, based on Epstein's six-dimensional model of parent-school partnership. The survey was conducted in Croatia on two sub-samples: 60 Roma parents and 908 mainstream parents. Results suggest that Roma parents show lower interest in participating in…

  5. Affirmative Action in Romania's Higher Education: Roma Students' Perceived Meanings and Dilemmas

    Pantea, Maria-Carmen


    This qualitative paper explores Roma students' perceptions on the policy of assigning "special places" for Roma in Romania's universities. Findings suggest that Roma see themselves as occupying a precarious social space, concerned not as much to hide perceived merit violation but to handle (alleged) inadequacies given by their…

  6. Romanian Roma: An Institutional Ethnography of Labour Market Exclusion

    Janne Paulsen Breimo


    Full Text Available Roma individuals are struggling to access the formal labour market in Romania. Previous research occupied with this issue has traditionally been dominated by quantitative studies of socio-economic indicators that cling to the characteristics of the ethnic group. The study presented here, however, uses institutional ethnography as a method of social inquiry to demonstrate that this issue needs to be studied from a bottom-up perspective. The article illustrates that there are factors connected to how the system of occupational integration operates that must be taken into consideration in order to explain the difficulties Roma individuals face when trying to enter the labour market in Romania. We argue that these structural barriers create and reinforce processes of minoritising that increase marginalization and discrimination and thereby hinder work inclusion for Roma individuals.

  7. The Roma in Hungary: The Situation and Perspectives on the Threshhold of the 21st Century

    Boris Nikšić


    Full Text Available In this paper the author examines the situation of the Roma minority in present-day Hungary. First he gives a short overview, summarizing Roma history in all of Europe from the time of their arrival, especially in regard to Hungary. He presents general information on the language and on some cultural-civilisational traits of the Roma in the past and compares former assimilational tendencies formulated in the atmosphere of enlightened absolutism with similar tendencies that appeared and were implemented in many European countries in the more recent period. The author directs special attention to the economic, social and educational aspects of the Roma theme in Hungary, and presents some indications concerning the images the Hungarian majority has of the Roma minority. To a certain degree he analyses the structure of prejudices towards the Roma, in relation to the social strata from which they come. Most of his data derives from research conducted on the theme of the Roma in Hungary during the last fifteen years. The question of the educational structure of the Roma population is analysed primarily in regard to how much it enables employment. A poor educational structure and the impossibility to find employment are indicated as the main problems preventing the full integration of the Roma into present-day Hungarian society. Finally, the author analyses the role of civil society associations in resolving the problems of the Roma, with a special note on strictly Roma organisations as forms of minority self-government. Some examples are given also of the penetration of modern mass culture into the collective cultural identificational code of the Roma minority. These cultural elements, alongside Roma traditions that are still maintained and nurtured, help to increase the self-consciousness of the Roma, but they also stimulate interests in the rest of the population and in this way sensitivise the general population towards the Roma theme.

  8. Roma in Serbia after the Collapse of Yugoslavia: Political implications and media silence on racial violence



    Full Text Available This paper attempts to clarify the Roma issue in Serbia. Media representations of attacks against Roma are very important. The Roma are marginalized members of Serbian society. They are often the victims of violence and discrimination that are related to stereotypes and prejudice about Roma ”otherness”. The media paid special attention to the murder of Duško Jovanović in 1997 because it was the first official murder based on racial hatred. This case study shows that the topics of the assassination of the Roma are no more attractive to the media and that the “spiral of silence” occupies an important role.

  9. Health needs of the Roma population in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

    Koupilová, I; Epstein, H; Holcík, J; Hajioff, S; McKee, M


    In the growing literature on the human rights of Roma people in Central Europe, their relatively poor health status is often mentioned. However, little concrete information exists about the contemporary health status of the Roma in this region. We sought information on the health of the Roma in two of countries with significant Roma minorities, the Czech and Slovak Republics, by means of systematic searches for literature on the health of Roma people published in Czech or Slovak or by authors from the two countries. Published research on health of the Roma population is sparse. The topics that have received attention suggest a focus on concepts of contagion or social Darwinism, indicating a greater concern with the health needs of the majority populations with which they live. What limited evidence exists indicates that the health needs of the Roma population are considerable. With very few exceptions, the health status of Roma is worse than that of non-Roma population in both countries. The burden of communicable disease among Roma is high and diseases associated with poor hygiene seem to be particularly important. Evidence on health care suggests poor communication between Roma and health workers and low uptake of preventative care. The health needs of Roma lack visibility, not only because of the absence of research but also the absence of advocacy on their behalf. Since 1989, Czech and Slovak researchers have largely turned away from health research on particular ethnic groups. This probably reflects a growing sensitivity about stigmatising Roma, but it also makes it difficult to know how their circumstances might be improved. There is a need for further research into the health of Roma people with particular emphasis on non-communicable disease and for interventions that would improve their health.

  10. Giuseppe Cafiero sulle orme di Joyce a Roma

    Carla De Petris


    Full Text Available In 2006 Giuseppe Cafiero published James Joyce, Roma & altre storie, a novel with thriller-like undertones that weaves stories around the author of Ulysses. In her conversation with the author, Carla de Petris investigates the genesis of the novel and reflects on the post-modernist stances of its complex plot.

  11. Shame and Anxiety Feelings of a Roma Population in Greece.

    Gouva, M; Mentis, M; Kotrotsiou, S; Paralikas, Th; Kotrotsiou, E


    Shame is a crucial issue for Roma. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the severity of shame and anxiety feelings in a Roma population living in Greece and assess the differentiation of these feelings between Roma men and women. A quota sample of 194 Roma adult men and women living in Southern Greece was retrieved. The Experiences of Shame Scale (ESS), the Other As Shamer Scale (OAS) and the Spielberg's State/Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) questionnaires were used. Women scored statistically significantly higher than men on ESS, whereas men scored higher on OAS scale (52.27 ± 16.91 vs 45.42 ± 9.98 and 35.93 ± 16.94 vs 30.87 ± 13.72 respectively). Women scored higher than men in both STAI subscales, however significant differences were observed only in State Anxiety scale (48.83 ± 9.26 vs 43.20 ± 9.81). OAS total score was inversely related to state anxiety, whereas ESS total score was positive related to trait anxiety, all correlations being significant at p Cultural, social and minority issues contribute to feelings of inferiority and anxiety experience.

  12. Roma Ordusunda Beslenme Düzeni

    Olcay TURAN


    Full Text Available Tarih boyunca ortaya çıkmış önemli devletlerin tamamı varlıklarını korumak ve sürdürebilmek için güçlü silahlı kuvvetlere ihtiyaç duymuşlardır. Bir ordunun savaşta ve barışta güçlü olmasını sağlayan pek çok etken söz konusudur. Komuta kademesinin becerisi, uygulanan taktikler, çağa ayak uydurabilme becerisi ve kullandıkları silah araç ve gereçleri bir ordunun güçlü olabilmesinin en önemli faktörleri asında yer almaktadır. Fakat tüm bu şartlar sağlanmış olsa bile sürdürülebilir bir lojistik olmadan başarısızlık kaçınılmaz olacaktır. Bu bağlamda Roma’da hem Cumhuriyet hem de İmparatorluk dönemlerinde askeri başarılar elde etmesinin temelinde sürdürülebilir bir lojistiğe sahip olması yatmaktadır. Eskiçağ tarihi içerisinde lojistikten kasıt ise askerler için gerekli yiyecek ve içeceğin temin edilmesidir. Roma da kurulduğu andan itibaren askerlerin bedensel ihtiyaçlarını gerçekleştirmek gayesi ile askerleri için gerekli her tür besin kaynağını düzenli bir şekilde sağlamıştır

  13. Risk factors for childhood malnutrition in Roma settlements in Serbia.

    Janevic, Teresa; Petrovic, Oliver; Bjelic, Ivana; Kubera, Amber


    Children living in Roma settlements in Central and Eastern Europe face extreme levels of social exclusion and poverty, but their health status has not been well studied. The objective of this study was to elucidate risk factors for malnutrition in children in Roma settlements in Serbia. Anthropometric and sociodemographic measures were obtained for 1192 Roma children under five living in Roma settlements from the 2005 Serbia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. Multiple logistic regression was used to relate family and child characteristics to the odds of stunting, wasting, and underweight. The prevalence of stunting, wasting, and underweight was 20.1%, 4.3%, and 8.0%, respectively. Nearly all of the children studied fell into the lowest quintile of wealth for the overall population of Serbia. Children in the lowest quintile of wealth were four times more likely to be stunted compared to those in the highest quintile, followed by those in the second lowest quintile (AOR = 2.1) and lastly by those in the middle quintile (AOR = 1.6). Children who were ever left in the care of an older child were almost twice as likely to stunted as those were not. Children living in urban settlements showed a clear disadvantage with close to three times the likelihood of being wasted compared to those living in rural areas. There was a suggestion that maternal, but not paternal, education was associated with stunting, and maternal literacy was significantly associated with wasting. Whether children were ever breastfed, immunized or had diarrhoeal episodes in the past two weeks did not show strong correlations to children malnutrition status in this Roma population. There exists a gradient relationship between household wealth and stunting even within impoverished settlements, indicating that among poor and marginalized populations socioeconomic inequities in child health should be addressed. Other areas on which to focus future research and public health intervention include maternal

  14. Risk factors for childhood malnutrition in Roma settlements in Serbia

    Janevic Teresa


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Children living in Roma settlements in Central and Eastern Europe face extreme levels of social exclusion and poverty, but their health status has not been well studied. The objective of this study was to elucidate risk factors for malnutrition in children in Roma settlements in Serbia. Methods Anthropometric and sociodemographic measures were obtained for 1192 Roma children under five living in Roma settlements from the 2005 Serbia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. Multiple logistic regression was used to relate family and child characteristics to the odds of stunting, wasting, and underweight. Results The prevalence of stunting, wasting, and underweight was 20.1%, 4.3%, and 8.0%, respectively. Nearly all of the children studied fell into the lowest quintile of wealth for the overall population of Serbia. Children in the lowest quintile of wealth were four times more likely to be stunted compared to those in the highest quintile, followed by those in the second lowest quintile (AOR = 2.1 and lastly by those in the middle quintile (AOR = 1.6. Children who were ever left in the care of an older child were almost twice as likely to stunted as those were not. Children living in urban settlements showed a clear disadvantage with close to three times the likelihood of being wasted compared to those living in rural areas. There was a suggestion that maternal, but not paternal, education was associated with stunting, and maternal literacy was significantly associated with wasting. Whether children were ever breastfed, immunized or had diarrhoeal episodes in the past two weeks did not show strong correlations to children malnutrition status in this Roma population. Conclusions There exists a gradient relationship between household wealth and stunting even within impoverished settlements, indicating that among poor and marginalized populations socioeconomic inequities in child health should be addressed. Other areas on which to focus

  15. Comparison of the health of Roma and non-Roma children living in the district of Teplice

    Dostál, Miroslav; Topinka, Jan; Šrám, Radim


    Roč. 55, č. 5 (2010), s. 435-441 ISSN 1661-8556 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50390512 Keywords : Roma children * health * morbidity Subject RIV: DN - Health Impact of the Environment Quality Impact factor: 2.241, year: 2010

  16. Pre-Primary Education of Roma Children in Serbia: Barriers and Possibilities

    Sunčica Macura-Milovanović


    Full Text Available In Serbia, as in the other countries of the Western Balkans and South-Eastern Europe, the most disadvantaged communities belong to the Roma minority. The present paper demonstrates the conditions of Roma preschool children in Serbia: primarily their early education, but also habitation and health in Roma settlements. The data highlight the under-representation of Roma children in pre-primary education, although their growing up in extremely deprived settlements would suggest a need for their earliest possible inclusion in pre-primary services. The paper analyses the following barriers to the access of Roma children to the system of pre-primary education: the poverty of Roma families; discrimination and prejudice towards Roma; the lack of intercultural provision; insufficient inter-sectorial cooperation; the underdeveloped network of preschool institutions; and the absence of kindergartens in Roma settlements. In addition, possible ways to increase the coverage of Roma children in pre-primary education are discussed. As a transitory solution, the paper proposes comprehensivecommunity-based programmes that could contribute to the education, care, health and overall development of young Roma children before their inclusion in desegregated programmes in preschool institutions.

  17. Health Behaviors, Nutritional Status, and Anthropometric Parameters of Roma and Non-Roma Mothers and Their Infants in the Czech Republic

    Rambouskova, Jolana; Dlouhy, Pavel; Krizova, Eva; Prochazka, Bohumir; Hrncirova, Dana; Andel, M


    Objective: To compare maternal health behaviors, maternal nutritional status, and infant size at birth of Romas and non-Romas in the Czech Republic. Design: Maternal interviews and food frequency questionnaire, maternal blood samples, physical measurements of mothers and infants. Setting: Hospital, maternal/child care center; 2-4 days postpartum.…

  18. Ethnic Housing Segregation and the Roma/Gypsy population

    Alves, Sonia

    during phases of advanced urban decline, the existence of ethnic enclaves and concentrated poverty has led to housing demolition and rehousing, in many cases with controversial results. The relevance of the link between ethnic segregation and integration is known. On the one hand, people create......Questions of spatial segregation and over-representation of ethnic minority groups with weak connections to the labour market are central to the political and policy agenda across Europe and academic studies in the fields of housing and urban regeneration. In some countries, the spatial...... review literature that presents the empirical results of research conducted in different locations of Portugal but has in common processes of rehousing of the Gypsy/Roma population in urban areas. I compare these results with those I obtained in field work in Porto where I interviewed Gypsy/Roma people...

  19. Santo Agostinho e o De excidio urbis Romae sermo

    Urbano, Carlota


    Na sequência da queda de Roma em 410, Santo Agostinho afirma no sermão que aqui tomamos que Roma não foi destruída. Não faltaram da parte da população pagã as acusações ao cristianismo. Os próprios cristãos estariam confundidos ao assistir à humilhação da cidade que guardava os túmulos dos apóstolos Pedro e Paulo. Santo Agostinho não tarda em responder a estas recriminações e perplexidades, primeiro em textos relativamente breves como os Sermões, para além de algumas referências em cartas, e ...




    Full Text Available Mortality is the only indicator that presents a series of aspects meant to emphasize both the demographic evolution of a population and its social determinants that confers it an increasing or decreasing tendency associated in most cases with a specific level of development.Mortality, through the manifestation of present variations is caused by a series of socio-economic factors such as the level of education with consequences on the attitude towards the health care, the population age, as well as by certain exogenous factors related to the geographic environment.The analysis of the general mortality among the Roma population intends to grasp a series of variables specific for this indicator; the values that the general mortality registers within the Roma population are in the trend of the values for this indicator measured for the overall population.

  1. Origin of differences between Serbian and Roma children in social intelligence test's achievement

    Đigić Gordana


    Full Text Available The goal of the presented research is to identify the origin of differences between Serbian (N=166 and Roma children (N=169 of primary school age in achievement on Modified Rosenzweig Test, used as a measure of social intelligence (Roma children had lower results than Serbian children. Results show that these differences can be partly explained with extreme inviolable socio-economic and cultural status of Roma children. Social intelligence test's scores are significantly correlated with socio-economic and cultural status; this correlation is more apparent in Roma than in Serbian sample. Differences between Serbian and Roma children become less apparent when we control the influence of socio-economic and cultural status. Parent's educational level is recognized as the most important indicator of socio-economic and cultural status. Another way to identify the origin of differences was directed to investigation of adequacy of used test as a measure of social intelligence of Roma children. Our assumption that some items make whole test unfair for Roma children is not confirmed. However, results concerning the relation between experience with particular social situations and success in particular test items, and results concerning the different structures of implicite understanding of social intelligence by Serbian and Roma parents, point out that test key favors responses that Serbian people accept as optimal in task situation, while the responses according to Roma implicite understanding of social intelligence are less valued.

  2. Rethinking the Role of Pedagogical Assistants: Establishing Cooperation between Roma Families and Schools in Serbia

    Jelena Starčević


    Full Text Available The aim of the present paper is to examine the risks and challenges related to the cooperation of pedagogical assistants (PAs with Roma parents/ families and their work with Roma pupils, as well as to offer further insight into ways to overcome these risks and challenges. Roma pupils and parents/ families face numerous difficulties in education, which are reflected in prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination. The education policy measure of introducing PAs, formerly known as Roma teaching assistants, to the Serbian education system aimed to contribute to the learning and social participation of Roma pupils and to establish cooperation between school staff and Roma parents. The further segregation of Roma pupils and the reduced engagement of teachers in supporting Roma pupils and fostering communication with Roma parents are seen as possible risks related to the engagement of PAs. In order to minimise the risks, we propose a framework for defining and understanding the roles of teachers and PAs from an intercultural perspective. Relying on two concepts – intercultural sensitivity (IS and intercultural competence (IC – we elaborate the necessity of perceiving cultural differences in accordance with an ethnorelative world view, on the part of both teachers and PAs. In addition, we outline the cognitive, affective and behavioural aspects of IC that we believe teachers and PAs should possess. Further recommendations regarding the engagement of PAs and the minimisation of risks and challenges are proposed.

  3. Challenges in sexual and reproductive health of Roma people who live in settlements in Serbia.

    Sedlecky, Katarina; Rašević, Mirjana


    To investigate the differences in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) between Roma women of reproductive age who live in settlements and the general population of women of the same age in Serbia who do not live in settlements. The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 4 (MICS4) was administered to Roma and Serbian women and the results were compared between the two groups. In order to get a qualitative perspective, a specifically designed, short open-ended questionnaire about Roma women was given to Roma Health Mediators (RHMs). Roma women have a higher total fertility rate and adolescent birth rate, and early marriage is much more common among them. Differences are less clear regarding antenatal care and assistance during delivery from skilled personnel. Roma women more frequently rely on traditional contraception, and are less likely to use modern contraceptives than the general female population. Problems in the socio-economic sphere, poor school enrolment and maintenance of traditional patterns in Roma people living in settlements contribute to the disparities observed. Although data on the SRH of the general population of women in Serbia are far from being satisfactory, those for women who live in Roma settlements are much worse. Political actions aimed at the empowerment of Roma women in the spheres of education, employment and health promotion have been implemented with the hope that they might improve the SRH of this vulnerable population group.

  4. Geovisualización del turismo urbano. Roma

    Fabien Girardin


    Este trabajo, presenta la oportunidad emergente que supone el uso y práctica de geo-visualizaciones que permiten revelar el "pulso de una ciudad" con la visualización de los datos espacio-temporales generados gracias a la interacción de las personas con el entorno urbano, para lo cual se georreferencian algunos fenómenos en la ciudad de Roma.

  5. Health Roma children. Biological conditions [Zdrowie romskich dzieci. Uwarunkowania biologiczne

    Mirosław ZDULSKI


    The paper presents the results of studies on the incidence of biologically (genetically) determined illnesses such as congenital eye disease (glaucoma), phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyrodism, congenital skull deformity and some cases of mental retardation among Roma children living in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The problem that causes the biggest disputes is the considerable percentage of disabilities, particularly mental ones, registered in this population, which exceeds manyfold t...

  6. Health Roma children. Biological conditions [Zdrowie romskich dzieci. Uwarunkowania biologiczne

    Mirosław ZDULSKI


    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of studies on the incidence of biologically (genetically determined illnesses such as congenital eye disease (glaucoma, phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyrodism, congenital skull deformity and some cases of mental retardation among Roma children living in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The problem that causes the biggest disputes is the considerable percentage of disabilities, particularly mental ones, registered in this population, which exceeds manyfold their occurrence in the entire populations of the two countries.

  7. Why Roma Children Need Language Asessments in Romani

    Kyuchukov Hristo


    Full Text Available In this paper we make one major point: that Roma children in Europe need to be tested in their mother tongue before school placement. Roma children are in a particularly perilous position with respect to their education. We describe the problematic linguistic situation of Roma children, who are bilingual and often bidialectal, but are frequently evaluated in the language of the state for educational placement, a process that has been shown to significantly compromise their chance of success. We then review the considerable empirical evidence that bilingual children must be evaluated in both languages to give a fair assessment of their knowledge and skills. Furthermore, strength in the mother tongue has demonstrable transfer to skills in the second language. We provide a brief summary of a new assessment for Romani that has been used successfully to evaluate children aged 3 to 6 years, and present the results of a new study using it in Slovakia on 29 children aged 3 to 6 years.

  8. Natality and infant mortality in Roma children in the Prešov region

    Ján Koval


    Full Text Available Background: Due to the lack of exact data on natality and infant mortality rates of the Roma living in Slovakia we aim to look closer into these parameters, analyze them and in this respect compare two ethnic groups: Roma and non-Roma Slovak children. Material and methods: In the time period from 1997 to 2011, we collected data in selected parameters (birth rate, infant mortality rate, the number of newborns with low birth weight, the number of children abandoned by their mothers after birth in the Prešov region, and we evaluated them. Findings: A declining natality rate was observed in non-Roma children, as opposed to an upward trend in Roma children. In 1997, every fourth child was born to a Roma woman; in 2011, it was every third child. A declining infant mortality rate was observed in all groups studied. In the Roma children, the decline in the infant mortality rate was the biggest, yet the mere infant mortality rate, in this group of children, was the highest – in 1997 and in 2011 approximately 3-times higher than in the children born to non-Roma mothers. Conclusion: In our study, the infant mortality rate of Roma children is on decline, yet still it is high when compared to the non-Roma population. This may be caused by low interest of the Roma in providing health care to their children and their low responsibility or their inability to take responsibility for health and health care education of their children.

  9. Poverty and Ethnicity: A Cross-Country Study of Roma Poverty in Central Europe. World Bank Technical Paper.

    Revenga, Ana; Ringold, Dena; Tracy, William Martin

    Roma, or "gypsies," are the main poverty risk group in many countries of central and eastern Europe. Living standards for the Roma have deteriorated more severely during the region's transition to a market economy than they have for other population groups, and Roma have been poorly positioned to take advantage of emerging economic and…

  10. Exploring the social relations of Roma employability: The case of rural segregated communities in Romania

    Loreni Elena Baciu


    Full Text Available The article reports on a qualitative study of Roma employability in Romania. Being the largest ethnic minority group in Europe, the Roma population is the object of profound marginalization in most of the countries where they reside, by measures such as spatial segregation and exclusion from the formal labour market. This article focuses particularly on the Roma living in rural segregated communities. Inspired by institutional ethnography, the aim is to explore the social organization of rural Roma employability from the standpoint of the Roma themselves. The main obstacles to employment, as they are known and shared by our interviewees, are a lack of available jobs within reach, their own lack of education and a rejection by employers on the grounds of them being Roma. As the analyses show, these obstacles, and the individual’s experiences and knowledge about them, are shaped and maintained by extended translocal relations of administration and governance, thus making the rural Roma dependent on a precarious secondary labour market of low-paid day work for neighbouring farmers. The uncertainty of this work, and the organization and work of everyday life it implies for the people inhabiting these communities, further increases the distance to formal employment. It is this complex set of relations coordinating people’s doings that produce the employability of Roma inhabiting the rural segregated communities.

  11. Involving Roma parents: analysing the good practice of a primary school in Ghent

    Wauters, J.; Van Mol, C.; Clycq, N.; Michielsen, J.; Timmerman, C.


    Recently, societal and academic attention toward the topic of Roma integration has been increasing. With this article we aim to make a contribution to the domain of educational research. We explore strategies that schools can adopt to improve the involvement of Roma parents. Using a theory-based

  12. International Policy and Roma Education in Europe: Essential Inputs or Centralized Distractions?

    Ram, Melanie H.


    This article examines the case of Roma inclusion in education as a study of the ways in which international policy can and cannot bring change at the local level. I first reflect on the numerous international organizations and initiatives to improve the educational outcomes of Roma, and to reduce segregation and other non-inclusionary practices.…

  13. State of Impunity: Human Rights Abuse of Roma in Romania. Country Reports Series.

    Cahn, Claude; Petrova, Dimitrina

    This report documents civil violations and discriminatory actions against Roma in Romania, contending that, due to the Romanian government's inadequate efforts to bring perpetrators of anti-Romani crimes to justice and to eradicate discrimination against Roma, a climate of impunity surrounding anti-Romani actions has taken deep root. Chapter 1…

  14. Roma Pupils' Identification with School in Slovenia and Serbia: Case Studies

    Macura-Milovanovic, Suncica; Munda, Milanka; Pecek, Mojca


    The research presented in this paper aims to challenge the belief held by some education professionals that Roma pupils do not value education. The research sample included groups of Roma pupils from two countries (Slovenia and Serbia) and from different socio-economic backgrounds. The results suggest that the majority of the pupils are aware of…

  15. [Contraception in the Roma population living in two low-income neighborhoods of Barcelona (Spain)].

    Asensio, Alba; Nebot, Laia; Estruga, Lluïsa; Perez, Glòria; Diez, Èlia


    To describe the knowledge and use of contraceptive methods and health services in the Roma population (Kale/Spanish Gitanos) of two low-income neighbourhoods of Barcelona (2011-2015). Mixed. Community setting. 1) Descriptive cross-sectional study. We interviewed with a questionnaire a sample of residents of childbearing age. We compared the knowledge and use of contraception and services by ethnic self-identification and sex with adjusted logistic regression models to obtain adjusted odds ratio (ORa) and 95% confidence interval (95%CI). 2) Qualitative descriptive study with ethnographic method. We interviewed 10 Roma residents and three health professionals to explore aspects of contraception, family and roles. We performed a narrative analysis of discourse from the recorded texts. 834 people participated, with an 11.8% self-identified Roma population. With regard to the non-Roma population, more Roma women used tubal ligation (ORa: 3.0; 95%CI: 1.3-7)] and implant (ORa:4.9; 95%CI: 3.1-72), and had better knowledge of IUD (ORa: 2,4; 95%CI: 1,4-4,1), tubal obstruction (ORa: 3,3; 95%CI: 1,1-9,9) and injectables (ORa: 2,4; 95%CI: 1.3-4.4). Roma men used withdrawal more frequently (ORa: 3.6; 95%CI: 1.3-10), a practice confirmed in the qualitative study. Both communities used emergency contraception and health services. In the Roma population, contraception and reproduction are in the hands of women. As abortion is culturally penalized in the Roma population, women use it, but they face it alone. Gender emerged as a cross-cutting determinant in all issues explored. In the Roma population reproductive control and contraception remain the responsibility of women. Once the family is complete, Roma women use long-term contraception. Both populations use health services. Copyright © 2018 SESPAS. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  16. Genetic studies of the Roma (Gypsies: a review

    Gresham David


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Data provided by the social sciences as well as genetic research suggest that the 8-10 million Roma (Gypsies who live in Europe today are best described as a conglomerate of genetically isolated founder populations. The relationship between the traditional social structure observed by the Roma, where the Group is the primary unit, and the boundaries, demographic history and biological relatedness of the diverse founder populations appears complex and has not been addressed by population genetic studies. Results Recent medical genetic research has identified a number of novel, or previously known but rare conditions, caused by private founder mutations. A summary of the findings, provided in this review, should assist diagnosis and counselling in affected families, and promote future collaborative research. The available incomplete epidemiological data suggest a non-random distribution of disease-causing mutations among Romani groups. Conclusion Although far from systematic, the published information indicates that medical genetics has an important role to play in improving the health of this underprivileged and forgotten people of Europe. Reported carrier rates for some Mendelian disorders are in the range of 5 -15%, sufficient to justify newborn screening and early treatment, or community-based education and carrier testing programs for disorders where no therapy is currently available. To be most productive, future studies of the epidemiology of single gene disorders should take social organisation and cultural anthropology into consideration, thus allowing the targeting of public health programs and contributing to the understanding of population structure and demographic history of the Roma.

  17. A Community-Based Study to Estimate the Seroprevalence of Trichinellosis and Echinococcosis in the Roma and Non-Roma Population of Slovakia.

    Antolová, Daniela; Halánová, Monika; Janičko, Martin; Jarčuška, Peter; Reiterová, Katarína; Jarošová, Júlia; Madarasová Gecková, Andrea; Pella, Daniel; Dražilová, Sylvia


    Trichinellosis and cystic and alveolar echinococcosis are serious parasitic diseases transmissible between animals and humans. Moreover, alveolar echinococcosis is considered one of the most dangerous of human helminthoses. Roma communities are particularly numerous in Central and Eastern Europe. They are often concentrated in economically undeveloped regions and live in segregated localities with unsatisfactory housing and sanitary conditions. The study aimed to find out the seroprevalence of Trichinella and Echinococcus infections in the Roma population of segregated settlements and to compare it with the seropositivity of the non-Roma population of eastern Slovakia. Out of 823 samples, three sera showed seropositivity to Trichinella in the ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test. Subsequent Western blot reaction (WB) confirmed seropositivity in two Roma women. ELISA seropositivity to E. multilocularis was recorded in six persons (0.73%), and five (0.61%) respondents were seropositive to E. granulosus , but WB confirmed the presence of antibodies to Echinococcus spp. in one Roma participant. Positive persons suffered from unspecific clinical symptoms; Trichinella -positive persons reported headache, cough, fatigue, and muscle pain. The Echinococcus -positive participant suffered from headache and back pain. The study showed that the worse living conditions of the Roma community did not significantly influence the occurrence of Trichinella and Echinococcus infections in this minority.

  18. A Community-Based Study to Estimate the Seroprevalence of Trichinellosis and Echinococcosis in the Roma and Non-Roma Population of Slovakia

    Daniela Antolová


    Full Text Available Trichinellosis and cystic and alveolar echinococcosis are serious parasitic diseases transmissible between animals and humans. Moreover, alveolar echinococcosis is considered one of the most dangerous of human helminthoses. Roma communities are particularly numerous in Central and Eastern Europe. They are often concentrated in economically undeveloped regions and live in segregated localities with unsatisfactory housing and sanitary conditions. The study aimed to find out the seroprevalence of Trichinella and Echinococcus infections in the Roma population of segregated settlements and to compare it with the seropositivity of the non-Roma population of eastern Slovakia. Out of 823 samples, three sera showed seropositivity to Trichinella in the ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test. Subsequent Western blot reaction (WB confirmed seropositivity in two Roma women. ELISA seropositivity to E. multilocularis was recorded in six persons (0.73%, and five (0.61% respondents were seropositive to E. granulosus, but WB confirmed the presence of antibodies to Echinococcus spp. in one Roma participant. Positive persons suffered from unspecific clinical symptoms; Trichinella-positive persons reported headache, cough, fatigue, and muscle pain. The Echinococcus-positive participant suffered from headache and back pain. The study showed that the worse living conditions of the Roma community did not significantly influence the occurrence of Trichinella and Echinococcus infections in this minority.

  19. Health behaviors, nutritional status, and anthropometric parameters of Roma and non-Roma mothers and their infants in the Czech Republic.

    Rambousková, Jolana; Dlouhý, Pavel; Krízová, Eva; Procházka, Bohumír; Hrncírová, Dana; Andel, Michal


    To compare maternal health behaviors, maternal nutritional status, and infant size at birth of Romas and non-Romas in the Czech Republic. Maternal interviews and food frequency questionnaire, maternal blood samples, physical measurements of mothers and infants. Hospital, maternal/child care center; 2-4 days postpartum. 76 Roma mothers and 151 mothers from the majority population. Infant length/weight; maternal height/weight; weight gain during pregnancy; duration of pregnancy; maternal smoking habits; dietary intake; use of food supplements during pregnancy; and maternal blood levels of folate, beta-carotene, retinol, and alpha-tocopherol. Comparison of ethnic groups by 2-sample Wilcoxon test, chi-square, Fischer's exact test, relative risk, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Pregnancy duration was about 1 week shorter in Roma women (P nutritional status of Roma mothers is worse than that of mothers from the majority Czech population. The dietary and smoking habits of pregnant Roma women should be of special concern to family doctors, obstetricians, nutrition educators, and social workers.

  20. O impacto das ideias de Sisto V na cidade : Roma

    Viegas, Diogo Miguel Estrela Santos Baptista, 1988-


    Dissertação de mestrado integrado em Arquitectura, Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, 2014 Exame público realizado em 5 de Fevereiro de 2014 Na presente dissertação pretendemos compreender a importância que tiveram as ideias implementadas pelo Papa Sisto V, durante o seu curto pontificado, na cidade de Roma. Assim, numa primeira abordagem, procuraremos perceber a evolução da cidade desde as suas origens até à época do papado de Sisto V, fazendo referência à Cidade Imperial, à Cidade Med...

  1. La Dea Roma de Segóbriga



    Full Text Available Una hermosa escultura romana a la que hemos creído podríamos llamar desde ahora la «Dea Roma de Segóbriga», realizada en mármol blanco. Ahora ofrece una acusada pátina de color hueso. Mide 1,95 m. de altura, 0,69 de anchura máxima y 0,54 de grueso en su parte más voluminosa. Se conserva en el Museo de Cuenca.

  2. Power constellations between Roma pupils and their teachers

    Iveta Rožníčková


    Full Text Available The goal of this empirical study is to describe power constellations that are generated in interactions between Roma pupils and their teachers, and also to summarize the basic findings of this research and to point out some real situations that can occur during the teaching lessons. The first part of the thesis describes the differences in the social interaction of Roma pupils. The second part is focused on the authority of the teachers and also on using this authority during the lessons. The third part is focused on pupils‘ strategies that are created based on the requirements of teachers. The basic findings of the research are selected in the methodological section. The research survey revealed five power constellations, which are the subject of this empirical study. The empirical study suggests how teachers and pupils define and shape relationships. From the present paper, a lot of influences are involved in the formation of power constellation, ranging from the personality of the teachers, socializing in school, through family upbringing to cultural differences.

  3. Il cielo sopra Roma I luoghi dell’astronomia

    Buonanno, Roberto


    L’astronomia a Roma c’è sempre stata, ma un po’ nascosta: era nei palazzi, nelle chiese o, meglio, sopra le chiese, specole disseminate lungo un percorso che oramai conoscono in pochi. I romani hanno assistito, incuriositi ed impauriti, al rogo di Giordano Bruno in un angolo di Campo de' Fiori a loro familiare, ma probabilmente non capirono bene di quale colpa fosse accusato. Non pensarono certo che si trattasse di un filosofo e di uno scienziato che aveva cercato di immaginare in che modo era fatto il mondo. Chi era questo Galileo, di cui si celebrava il processo a S. Maria sopra Minerva? Era un uomo che voleva cambiare la prospettiva del mondo e che, per questo, era stato ammonito da Roberto Bellarmino. E chi era questo gesuita, Secchi, che nel 1870 costringeva gli Italiani a privare Roma del suo Osservatorio Astronomico, visto che il Direttore non riconosceva lo Stato Italiano? Come è possibile che dopo la visita di Hitler a Mussolini alla vigilia della Guerra, la Germania decise di regalare all’...

  4. Hate Speech or Genocidal Discourse? An Examination of Anti-Roma Sentiment in Contemporary Europe

    Emma Townsend


    Full Text Available Roma in contemporary Europe are the frequent targets of hate speech and discriminatory state policies. Despite being the largest minority in the European Union with a population of 10-12 million, they are frequently denied a space in European society, and are widely perceived to be unchangeable and inherently ‘other’. As a result, Roma experience substantially inferior life conditions when compared to majority European populations. Despite the many recent European Union initiatives and action plans, such as the Decade of Roma Inclusion (2005-2015, the situation of Roma in contemporary Europe is not improving, and in some cases is actually worsening. This persecution is not a modern phenomenon; Roma have suffered stigmatisation and exclusion throughout their history in Europe. The severity and continuity of the persecution of Roma at the hands of a multitude of European authorities suggests the presence of an underlying motivation or intent that informs both the rhetoric about and treatment of Romani people. This paper will examine if the persecution of Roma in contemporary Europe is guided by a genocidal discourse. To this end, the boundaries between hate speech, genocidal discourse, and incitement to genocide will be scrutinised. It will be argued that both the way the Roma are spoken about and the treatment they receive are informed by a genocidal discourse that has endured relatively unchanged throughout their history in Europe. Roma are not just racially vilified, rather their culture as well as their physical presence in contemporary Europe are widely devalued in both words and in state action. Any improvement in their situation is therefore unlikely while this discourse continues.

  5. Roma Hip Hop as a Multiculturalist Soundtrack. R-Point: The Pedagogy of a Policy

    Ana Banić-Grubišić


    Full Text Available This paper examines the phenomenon of Roma hip hop in Serbia, its origins and popularization through music workshops for Roma children organized by the non-governmental organization R-Point. The paper analyzes a supposedly liberatory cultural practice, and argues that its designing „from above“, through non-governmental agencies' projects whose declarative aim is to help the Roma, actually petrifies their identity, reducing their entire cultural output to certain elements attractive to the dominant culture and traditionally recognized as „Roma“.

  6. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection and Its Association with Sexual Behaviour and Alcohol Use in the Population Living in Separated and Segregated Roma Settlements in Eastern Slovakia.

    Babinská, Ingrid; Halánová, Monika; Kalinová, Zuzana; Čechová, Lenka; Čisláková, Lýdia; Madarasová Gecková, Andrea


    The aim of the study was to explore sexual behaviour and the occurrence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection in the population living in Roma settlements compared to the majority population in Slovakia and to assess the association between alcohol use and sexual behaviour within both populations. A cross-sectional population-based Hepa-Meta study was conducted in Slovakia in 2011. The final sample comprised 452 Roma and 403 non-Roma respondents. The occurrence of CT was detected by direct proof of the pathogen by PCR. The association between alcohol use and the prevalence of risky sexual behaviour were assessed using a logistic regression. First intercourse at age 15 or younger was reported by 27.9% of Roma (vs. 4.5% of non-Roma); 93.4% of Roma (vs. 77.9% of non-Roma) used condom inconsistently, 22.8% of Roma (vs. 43.9% of non-Roma) used a condom for protection from unwanted pregnancies and only 8.8% of Roma (vs. 21.8% of non-Roma) due to protection against infectious diseases. However, Roma reported having had five or more sexual partners less often compared to the majority (11.5% of Roma vs. 20.6% of non-Roma). Binge drinking at least once a month was associated with a higher number of sexual partners in both groups, but not with condom non-use. The prevalence of CT infection in the Roma population was higher (3.8%) compared to non-Roma (2.7%); however, the difference was not statistically significant. Our study found no differences in the prevalence of CT infection between Roma and non-Roma despite differences in sexual behaviour. Roma begin their sexual life earlier and have unprotected sex more often, but on the other hand, they seem to be much more restrained in terms of the number of sexual partners compared to the majority population.

  7. Approaching the empowerment of roma women: an analysis from an intersectional view

    Uxue Zugaza Goienetxea


    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the process of empowerment of roma women. Considering the intersection of inequalities that they face, the article points out that an analytical turn of these processes is needed in order to approach them from an intersectional view. In this context, the introduction of this perspective in the consideration of the empowerment of roma women is seen as a necessary step in order to inspire and rethink the democratization in terms of recognition of this collective. The article tackles the following question then: what does intersectionality tell about the empowerment of roma women? With this objective, the text discusses the life’s testimonies of five roma women collected through in-depth interviews. Through the analysis of the tensions emerging during their processes of empowerment, the paper concludes with some proposals in order to overcome these obstacles.

  8. National minorities in Brno. The cultural heritage of Roma in excluded locations

    Pospíšilová, Jana; Poláková, J.; Brožovičová, K.


    Roč. 25, č. 5 (2015), s. 18-34 ISSN 0862-8351 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : National minorities * Roma * Cultural heritage * exclusion * Brno Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  9. Work-integrated learning and health literacy as catalysts for Roma empowerment and social inclusion

    Eklund Karlsson, Leena; Ringsberg, Karin C; Crondahl, Kristine


    Roma people all over the world have often been subject to prejudice, stigma, discrimination and oppression. Many Roma have little or no education, which in combination with other factors often leads to unemployment and marginalization. Based on a case study in Sweden, this paper proposes an appro......Roma people all over the world have often been subject to prejudice, stigma, discrimination and oppression. Many Roma have little or no education, which in combination with other factors often leads to unemployment and marginalization. Based on a case study in Sweden, this paper proposes...... participants. The findings indicate that work-integrated learning may be a worthwhile approach for increasing the individual empowerment and self-led social inclusion of vulnerable people. However, the obstacles of structural discriminatory nature hindered the project to reach its full potential in its...

  10. Increasing Critical Health Literacy of Roma People trough Participatory Action Research

    Eklund Karlsson, Leena; Crondahl, Kristine

    to take a leading role in their integration process a 2-year action research was implemented in 2010-2012. The idea was to strengthen the Roma Peoples’ critical health literacy which allows them to analyze and apply health information to oppose the forces that are holding them oppressed and to take better...... control over their life situation. The objective of this paper is to discuss methodological issues based on experiences of the use of participatory research approach in increasing health literacy. Methods: The core of the intervention was ‘training of trainers’ of a group of Roma people from western....... Conclusions: The Roma participants’ strengthened critical health literacy improved their health chances and possibilities for participation in working life and decision making on Roma issues. The existing system of rules for project operations clashed with the character of the “soft” bottom-up approach...

  11. Qualification of Food Intake by the Roma Population in the Region of South Bohemia

    Lenka Sedova


    Full Text Available The article presents the results of a correlation study, aimed at quantifying the food intake of the Roma population in the South Bohemian Region. To achieve the goal, we applied the method of one-day dietary recall and frequency food analysis (non-standardized. The quantification was carried out by analysis in the Nutridan program. The study involved 302 Roma persons and 298 persons in the control group. Both groups had the same representation of males and females (50:50. The age categories of both sets differed; the average age of the Roma was lower (39.2 years (p < 0.001. The probands from the Roma population were chosen with the help of the snowball method through known respondents. The statistical analysis shows differences in nutritional estimate between the Roma population and the control sample. The Roma differ in their energy intake. Both groups showed lower intake of sugars, below 50% total energy intake (TEI and higher intake of fats, above 30% TEI. The respondents from both groups consume little fruits and vegetables, which may be connected with their low dietary fiber intake. In addition to the differences in the nutritional estimates, we recorded statistically significant differences in body mass index (BMI; p < 0.001, in age (p < 0.001, regular alimentation (p = 0 and demanding physical activities (p = 0. In spite of the fact our groups differed in age (the Roma are younger, it can be assumed that the obesity of the Roma may be caused by unbalanced alimentation and lack of physical activities.

  12. Health impact assessment of Roma housing policies in Central and Eastern Europe: A comparative analysis

    Molnár, Ágnes; Ádám, Balázs; Antova, Temenujka; Bosak, Lubos; Dimitrov, Plamen; Mileva, Hristina; Pekarcikova, Jarmila; Zurlyte, Ingrida; Gulis, Gabriel; Ádány, Róza; Kósa, Karolina


    Marginalised Roma communities in European countries live in substandard housing conditions the improvement of which has been one of the major issues of the Decade of Roma Inclusion, the ongoing intergovernmental European Roma programme. The paper presents EU-funded health impact assessments of national Roma housing policies and programmes in 3 Central and Eastern European countries in light of the evaluation of a completed local project in a fourth CEE country so as to compare predicted effects to observed ones. Housing was predicted to have beneficial health effects by improving indoor and outdoor conditions, access to services, and socioeconomic conditions. Negative impacts were predicted only in terms of maintenance expenses and housing tenure. However, observed impacts of the completed local project did not fully support predictions especially in terms of social networks, satisfaction with housing and neighbourhood, and inhabitant safety. In order to improve the predictive value of HIA, more evidence should be produced by the careful evaluation of locally implemented housing projects. In addition, current evidence is in favour of planning Roma housing projects at the local rather than at the national level in alignment with the principle of subsidiarity. - Highlights: ► Predictive validity of HIA of national Roma housing policies – in light of current evidence – is low. ► Implemented housing projects should be comprehensively evaluated to improve reliability of HIA. ► Roma housing projects should be planned at the local rather than at the national level. ► HIA should be used to plan Roma housing projects at the local level.

  13. Multi-probleemgezinnen met een Roma-achtergrond: waarom verloopt hun integratie moeizaam?

    Vina Wijkhuijs


    Full Text Available Roma multi-problem families in the Netherlands: what hinders their integration?The European Commission has entrusted the EU Member States with the preparation of a national Roma integration strategy in order to address more effectively the challenges of the inclusion of Europe’s largest ethnic minority. This article offers insight into the complex situation of Roma communities in the Netherlands on the basis of the following question: What is known about the problems that occur in families with a Roma background and what recommendations can be made to promote their integration? This article is based on 33 interviews with professionals from different welfare organizations and social services. What follows is that intervention is necessary in certain families, but to accomplish this, problems relating to the attitudes of these families and inconsistencies in care and (law enforcement policies must be overcome. Given the highly complex nature of these issues, the integration of Roma multi problem families requires a long-term and, most of all, consistent approach.Multi-probleemgezinnen met een Roma-achtergrond: waarom verloopt hun integratie moeizaam?De Europese Commissie heeft de EU-lidstaten opgedragen een aanpak te ontwikkelen voor de integratie van Roma, zijnde de grootste etnische minderheidsgroep in Europa. Deze bijdrage belicht de situatie in Nederland aan de hand van de volgende vraag: Wat is onder professionals bekend over de problemen die zich bij gezinnen met een Roma-achtergrond voordoen en welke aanbevelingen kunnen worden gedaan om hun integratie te bevorderen? Wat volgt is dat interventie in bepaalde gezinnen noodzakelijk is, maar dat de aanpak stuit op de houding en leefwijze van deze gezinnen en op inconsistenties in de hulpverlening en handhaving. Wat nodig is, is aandacht voor het bijzondere van de problematiek zonder deze te verbijzonderen, en versterking van de ketenregie.

  14. ROMA: representation and quantification of module activity from target expression data

    Loredana eMartignetti


    Full Text Available In many analysis of high-throughput data in systems biology, there is a need to quantify the activity of a set of genes in individual samples. A typical example is the case where it is necessary to estimate the activity of a transcription factor (which is often not directly measurable from the expression of its target genes. We present here ROMA (Representation and quantification Of Module Activities Java software, designed for fast and robust computation of the activity of gene sets (or modules with coordinated expression. ROMA activity quantification is based on the simplest uni-factor linear model of gene regulation that approximates the expression data of a gene set by its first principal component.The proposed algorithm implements novel functionalities: it provides several method modifications for principal components computation, including weighted, robust and centered methods; it distinguishes overdispersed modules (based on the variance explained by the first principal component and coordinated modules (based on the significance of the spectral gap; finally, it computes statistical significance of the estimated module overdispersion or coordination.ROMA can be applied in many contexts, from estimating differential activities of transcriptional factors to findingoverdispersed pathways in single-cell transcriptomics data. We describe here the principles of ROMA providing several practical examples of its use.ROMA source code is available at




    Full Text Available My paper focuses on the intersection between the Roma cultural-identitary construction and the political concept of citizenship, trying to reveal if such an approach can prove itself helpful in providing a better understanding of the unilaterality of the majority-Roma relationship. By unilaterality I understand the particular model in which the Roma-Romanian relationship has structured itself overtime. It mainly consists of a segregationist view that stresses the majority’s responsibility with the minority’s integration process and the failures to promote a partnership with the minority. This approach tends, in my opinion, to treat the minority in absentia, producing therefore the well-known effects of the so-called “Roma problem”. On the other hand, the idea of empowering the Roma minority is also seen as being fundamentally within the majority’s attributions, therefore contradicting the very essence of the concept. My approach seeks to apply a theoretical framework developed first by Gramsci and later by Boudieu to this particular situation. Thus I hope to be able to provide a better understanding of both the history and the present of majority-minority relations and to highlight possible directions or outcomes relating to the dichotomy of integration/communitarian privacy in the case of the Roma minority.

  16. Healthier lives for European minority groups: school and health care, lessons from the Roma.

    Flecha, Ainhoa


    On average, the Roma in Europe can expect to die 10 years earlier than the rest of the population, given the health conditions they experience. EU-funded research has informed on successful actions (SA) that when implemented among the Roma provide them new forms of educational participation which have a direct impact on improving their health status, regardless of their educational level. The findings from this research, unanimously endorsed by the European Parliament, have been included in several European Union recommendations and resolutions as part of the EU strategy on Roma inclusion. To analyze these SA, as well as the conditions that promote them and their impact on reducing health inequalities, communicative fieldwork has been conducted with Roma people from a deprived neighbourhood in the South of Spain, who are participating in the previously identified SA. The analysis reveals that these SA enable Roma people to reinforce and enrich specific strategies like improving family cohesion and strengthening their identity, which allow them to improve their overall health. These findings may inform public policies to improve the health condition of the Roma and other vulnerable groups, one goal of the Europe 2020 strategy for a healthier Europe.

  17. Securing a Right to Health: "Integration Villages" and Medical Citizenship of Roma People in France.

    Manson, Daniel


    A national deportation campaign targeting Romanian Roma in France has recently drawn international criticism from human rights organizations and the European Union. In this context, some French municipalities have created villages d'insertion -integration villages-for some of their Roma residents. Proponents of these spaces have declared that they are humanitarian solutions to the existence of Roma slums in the urban peripheries of many French cities. Yet the creation of a "healthy space" for Roma migrants in the city has also legitimated the further eviction and exclusion of people from "unhealthy slums." This article is based on ethnographic research among residents of an integration village and a number of unauthorized encampments in Strasbourg, France. This article analyzes the village d'insertion as a contemporary setting where the uneven medical citizenship of Roma migrants in France is being articulated in relation to wider debates about Roma inclusion in Europe. Ultimately, the village d'insertion is a local manifestation of state power, where the division between those deserving and undeserving of public support is reconfigured through the provision and exclusion of access to rights such as health care and shelter.

  18. Uma Times Square para Roma. Construções da cidade de Roma em produções midiáticas

    Menezes, Victor Henrique da Silva


    O presente trabalho tem como objetivo tecer algumas considerações acerca da forma como a cidade de Roma do século I. a.C foi representada no seriado Roma (2005- 2007), produzido pelas redes de televisão HBO, BBC e RAI. Para tal, serão destacados alguns cenários e imagens apresentados na série, inspirados em centros urbanos modernos, bem como depoimentos de produtores, diretores e consultores de história que atuaram em sua produção. Por fim, serão ressaltadas algumas das possíveis influências ...

  19. Socioeconomic characteristics of the population living in Roma settlements and their association with health and health-related behaviour.

    Gecková, Andrea Madarasová; Babinská, Ingrid; Bobáková, Daniela; Veselská, Zuzana Dankulincová; Bosáková, Lucia; Kolarcik, Peter; Jarcuska, Peter; Pella, Daniel; Halánová, Monika


    The aim of this study was to compare socioeconomic characteristics of the Roma population living in Roma settlements with the majority population. Moreover, it was aimed to assess socioeconomic differences in health and health-related behaviour within the population living in Roma settlements. Data from the cross-sectional HepaMeta study conducted in Slovakia in 2011 were used. The sample consisted of 452 Roma (mean age = 34.7; 35.2% men) and 403 non-Roma (mean age = 33.5; 45.9% men) respondents. Roma in selected settlements were recruited by local Roma community workers. Respondents from the major population were randomly selected from a list of patients from general practitioners. Data were collected via questionnaire, anthropometric measures and analysed blood samples. Differences in socioeconomic characteristics between the population living in Roma settlements and the majority population were tested using the chi-square test. The contribution of selected socioeconomic characteristics on health and health-related behaviour of the population living in Roma settlements was assessed by logistic regression models adjusted for age and gender. The population living in Roma settlements is characterised by significantly lower socioeconomic standards, and the living conditions are significantly worse compared with the majority. With few exceptions, the study did not confirm any significant association between socioeconomic indicators and health and health-related behaviour within the population living in Roma settlements. The deteriorating effect of living in Roma settlement on health and health-related behaviour seems to be immense regardless differences in socioeconomic characteristics or living condition within the settlement population.

  20. Genetic structure and admixture between Bayash Roma from northwestern Croatia and general Croatian population: evidence from Bayesian clustering analysis.

    Novokmet, Natalija; Galov, Ana; Marjanović, Damir; Škaro, Vedrana; Projić, Petar; Lauc, Gordan; Primorac, Dragan; Rudan, Pavao


    The European Roma represent a transnational mosaic of minority population groups with different migration histories and contrasting experiences in their interactions with majority populations across the European continent. Although historical genetic contributions of European lineages to the Roma pool were investigated before, the extent of contemporary genetic admixture between Bayash Roma and non-Romani majority population remains elusive. The aim of this study was to assess the genetic structure of the Bayash Roma population from northwestern Croatia and the general Croatian population and to investigate the extent of admixture between them. A set of genetic data from two original studies (100 Bayash Roma from northwestern Croatia and 195 individuals from the general Croatian population) was analyzed by Bayesian clustering implemented in STRUCTURE software. By re-analyzing published data we intended to focus for the first time on genetic differentiation and structure and in doing so we clearly pointed to the importance of considering social phenomena in understanding genetic structuring. Our results demonstrated that two population clusters best explain the genetic structure, which is consistent with social exclusion of Roma and the demographic history of Bayash Roma who have settled in NW Croatia only about 150 years ago and mostly applied rules of endogamy. The presence of admixture was revealed, while the percentage of non-Croatian individuals in general Croatian population was approximately twofold higher than the percentage of non-Romani individuals in Roma population corroborating the presence of ethnomimicry in Roma.

  1. Is the Definition of Roma an Important Matter? The Parallel Application of Self and External Classification of Ethnicity in a Population-Based Health Interview Survey

    Eszter Anna Janka


    Full Text Available The Roma population is typified by a poor and, due to difficulties in ethnicity assessment, poorly documented health status. We aimed to compare the usefulness of self-reporting and observer-reporting in Roma classification for surveys investigating differences between Roma and non-Roma populations. Both self-reporting and observer-reporting of Roma ethnicity were applied in a population-based health interview survey. A questionnaire was completed by 1849 people aged 18–64 years; this questionnaire provided information on 52 indicators (morbidity, functionality, lifestyle, social capital, accidents, healthcare use indicators. Multivariate logistic regression models controlling for age, sex, education and employment were used to produce indicators for differences between the self-reported Roma (N = 124 and non-Roma (N = 1725 populations, as well as between observer-reported Roma (N = 179 and non-Roma populations (N = 1670. Differences between interviewer-reported and self-reported individuals of Roma ethnicity in statistical inferences were observed for only seven indicators. The self-reporting approach was more sensitive for two indicators, and the observer-reported assessment for five indicators. Based on our results, the self-reported identity can be considered as a useful approach, and the application of observer-reporting cannot considerably increase the usefulness of a survey, because the differences between Roma and non-Roma individuals are much bigger than the differences between indicators produced by self-reported or observer-reported data on individuals of Roma ethnicity.

  2. Is the Definition of Roma an Important Matter? The Parallel Application of Self and External Classification of Ethnicity in a Population-Based Health Interview Survey.

    Janka, Eszter Anna; Vincze, Ferenc; Ádány, Róza; Sándor, János


    The Roma population is typified by a poor and, due to difficulties in ethnicity assessment, poorly documented health status. We aimed to compare the usefulness of self-reporting and observer-reporting in Roma classification for surveys investigating differences between Roma and non-Roma populations. Both self-reporting and observer-reporting of Roma ethnicity were applied in a population-based health interview survey. A questionnaire was completed by 1849 people aged 18-64 years; this questionnaire provided information on 52 indicators (morbidity, functionality, lifestyle, social capital, accidents, healthcare use) indicators. Multivariate logistic regression models controlling for age, sex, education and employment were used to produce indicators for differences between the self-reported Roma ( N = 124) and non-Roma ( N = 1725) populations, as well as between observer-reported Roma ( N = 179) and non-Roma populations ( N = 1670). Differences between interviewer-reported and self-reported individuals of Roma ethnicity in statistical inferences were observed for only seven indicators. The self-reporting approach was more sensitive for two indicators, and the observer-reported assessment for five indicators. Based on our results, the self-reported identity can be considered as a useful approach, and the application of observer-reporting cannot considerably increase the usefulness of a survey, because the differences between Roma and non-Roma individuals are much bigger than the differences between indicators produced by self-reported or observer-reported data on individuals of Roma ethnicity.

  3. A Different Guest Worker Story: Roma Guest Workers – a Transnational Minority in Transmigration

    Ana Banić-Grubišić


    Full Text Available he paper considers the ambiguity of the term ‘guest worker’, based on the example of economic migrants who belong to the Roma population. Over the last fifty years, members of the Roma minority have migrated to Western European countries for different reasons (economic, political and social reasons, and there is no official data on the precise number of Roma who have migrated abroad, whether permanently or temporarily. It is possible to establish a number of categories of Roma immigrants who reside permanently or temporarily in Western European countries. These are: the so-called “classic guest workers” who, through legal or illegal means went to work abroad in the 60’s and 70’s, and mostly settled permanently in the host countries; Roma refugees from Kosovo and/or asylum seekers who left the country during the wars in the 90’s, and who were returned to Serbia after the signing of the Readmission treaty; and those Roma who represent occasional economic migrants: people who, after Serbia was put on the white Schengen list (the liberalization of the visa policy for citizens of Serbia, spend three months at a time working abroad. Even though these three categories of Roma workers have different reasons for migrating from and returning to Serbia, the majority of the population perceives them as a unified, distinct whole – as guest workers. The paper is the result of fieldwork conducted in South-Eastern Serbia, in the village of Minicevo.

  4. Risk factors associated with the practice of child marriage among Roma girls in Serbia.

    Hotchkiss, David R; Godha, Deepali; Gage, Anastasia J; Cappa, Claudia


    Relatively little research on the issue of child marriage has been conducted in European countries where the overall prevalence of child marriage is relatively low, but relatively high among marginalized ethnic sub-groups. The purpose of this study is to assess the risk factors associated with the practice of child marriage among females living in Roma settlements in Serbia and among the general population and to explore the inter-relationship between child marriage and school enrollment decisions. The study is based on data from a nationally representative household survey in Serbia conducted in 2010 - and a separate survey of households living in Roma settlements in the same year. For each survey, we estimated a bivariate probit model of risk factors associated with being currently married and currently enrolled in school based on girls 15 to 17 years of age in the nationally representative and Roma settlements samples. The practice of child marriage among the Roma was found to be most common among girls who lived in poorer households, who had less education, and who lived in rural locations. The results of the bivariate probit analysis suggest that, among girls in the general population, decisions about child marriage school attendance are inter-dependent in that common unobserved factors were found to influence both decisions. However, among girls living in Roma settlements, there is only weak evidence of simultaneous decision making. The study finds evidence of the interdependence between marriage and school enrollment decisions among the general population and, to a lesser extent, among the Roma. Further research is needed on child marriage among the Roma and other marginalized sub-groups in Europe, and should be based on panel data, combined with qualitative data, to assess the role of community-level factors and the characteristics of households where girls grow up on child marriage and education decisions.

  5. The health of the Roma people: a review of the published literature.

    Hajioff, S; McKee, M


    The Roma people originated in northern India and have been known in Europe for nearly a thousand years. For much of that time they have been the subjects of discrimination and oppression, culminating in the extermination of half a million Roma in the Nazi death camps. While it is widely believed that the health of Roma people is often poorer than the majority population, these inequalities remain largely unresearched. Published literature on the health of the Roma people was identified using Medline. Opinion pieces were excluded, as were papers relating to anthropometry and to genetic markers. The resultant papers were analysed by country of study and by disease type or care group. Some 70% of papers identified related to just three countries; Spain and the Czech and Slovak Republics. Much literature concentrates upon communicable disease or reproductive health. The limited evidence suggests increased morbidity from non-communicable disease, but there is little published on this topic. Evidence on health care, though fragmentary, suggests poorer access to health services and uptake of preventative care. Published research on the health needs of the Roma population is sparse. The topics that have received attention suggest a focus on concepts of contagion or social Darwinism, indicating a greater concern with the health needs of the majority populations with which they live. There is a need for both further research into the health of Roma people; with particular emphasis on non-communicable disease; and also for interventions that improve Roma health. Such research must, however, be handled with sensitivity, recognising the social and political context of the society concerned.

  6. Extranjeras en la Roma de Marcial y Juvenal

    Juan Luis POSADAS


    Full Text Available El estudio de las extranjeras en el mundo romano debería realizarse contando con una crítica textual de las fuentes escritas de que disponemos para comprobar si están contaminadas por la intencionalidad política, filosófica, moral o de cualquier otro género de sus autores. Este tipo de trabajos debería sustituir a la simple utilización de mujeres descontextualizadas, y a su presentación como si fueran pura historia social de Roma. Tras estudiar a las extranjeras en las obras de Tácito, Suetonio y Floro, y a las mujeres en general, incluidas las extranjeras, en Plinio el Joven, pasamos ahora a intentar corroborar o refutar las conclusiones de aquellos trabajos con el estudio de las extranjeras en Marcial y Juvenal. En general, se observa una cierta buena intención hacia las extranjeras, con la mención de varios exempla uirtutis, más que de exempla uitiorum. Esto viene a mostrar en los literatos (poetas como Marcial y Juvenal, epistológrafo como Plinio, una diferente actitud hacia las extranjeras que la mostrada por los historiadores. Quizá debido a su mayor apego a la realidad social de su tiempo.

  7. Inconvenient Human Rights: Water and Sanitation in Sweden's Informal Roma Settlements.

    Davis, Martha F; Ryan, Natasha


    Following an increase in Roma migration under the European "freedom of movement" laws, Swedish municipalities initiated more than 80 evictions of informal Roma settlements on the grounds of poor sanitation between 2013 and 2016. These evictions echo policies from earlier in the 20th century, when Roma living in Sweden were often marginalized through the denial of access to water and sanitation facilities. The recent Swedish evictions also follow similar government actions across Europe, where Roma settlements are controlled through the denial of access to water and sanitation. However, access to water and sanitation-central aspects of human health-are universal human rights that must be available to all people present in a jurisdiction, regardless of their legal status. The evictions described here violated Sweden's obligations under both European and international human rights law. More positive government responses are required, such as providing shelters or camping sites, setting up temporary facilities, and directly engaging with communities to address water and sanitation issues. The authors conclude by providing guidance on how states and municipalities can meet their human rights obligations with respect to water and sanitation for vulnerable Roma individuals and informal settlements in their communities.

  8. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E Virus in Roma Settlements: A Comparison with the General Population in Slovakia.

    Halánová, Monika; Veseliny, Eduard; Kalinová, Zuzana; Jarčuška, Peter; Janičko, Martin; Urbančíková, Ingrid; Pella, Daniel; Dražilová, Sylvia; Babinská, Ingrid


    Hepatitis E infection is one of the most frequent causes of acute hepatitis in the world. Currently five human genotypes with different geographical distributions and distinct epidemiologic patterns are identified. In Slovakia, only rare cases of hepatitis E have been reported in past years. Because the most important risk factors associated with HEV infection include consumption of contaminated pork meat and poor hygienic standards, the aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of anti-HEV total antibodies and the main risk factors for HEV in the population living in separated and segregated Roma settlements ( n = 195), which represent places with increased risk of infection in Slovakia and to compare it with the prevalence in the general population ( n = 69). Of 264 respondents included in the study, 47 (17.8%) showed positivity for anti-HEV antibodies, 42 of whom were Roma (21.5%, n = 195) and 5 (7.2%, n = 69) non-Roma. The population living in Roma settlements lives in poorer conditions and are at higher risk of HEV in comparison to the general population. However, differences in living conditions within the settlements do not contributed to lower risk of HEV antibody prevalence between Roma living in settlements.

  9. The Power of Discourse: Reflections on the Obstacles to Social Inclusion of Roma in Serbia

    Jelena Vidojević


    Full Text Available The authors explore the discourses around the exclusion of the Roma in Serbia in two dimensions: social welfare sector and media reports. The paper is structured around the presentation of dimensions contributing to multiple deprivation of Roma in society (from education to labor market participation, social welfare and health care, as well as housing; a review of public policies directed toward the improvement of their position; and analysis of the discourses on Roma within the contexts of the social welfare sector and media reporting. A review of related literature and public policy documents was followed by a qualitative analysis of media reports as well as a review of the secondary sources regarding media discourses on the Roma. This was followed by evidence gathered from semi-structured interviews and discussions with stakeholders in the social welfare sector. The main conclusions of the paper point to the mutual reinforcement of the discourses on the Roma in the social welfare sector and media reports, with their subsequent mutual contribution to social exclusion.

  10. Is There Any Light in the Tunnel? On the Drawbacks of Roma Educational Integration in Bulgaria

    Milenkova, Valentina


    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to identify the issues, which have led to Roma exclusion from the mainstream education. The first part of the paper is focused on data, correlating unequal educational opportunities and the ethnicity factor. The text presents an insight into the widely argued Roma dropout phenomenon. Different sets of reasons for dropping out from school are being discussed, i.e. educational, ethnic and cultural, economic, and family reasons. In addition, the article reflects on the retrograde beliefs of the majority population as a prerequisite for Roma reluctance towards continuing education. Moreover, the article puts forward a review on the most recent key policy measures for equal educational opportunities, targeting the Roma. Various aspects of adopted policy interventions for stimulating educational inclusion are illustrated, and supplemented by a critical analysis. The authors conclude that the required strategic actions, targeting educational equity for marginalized social groups, such as the Roma, have been indeed formulated by the stakeholders; yet, certain shortcomings have been noticed and these are primarily linked to the practical implementation of the national documents into real actions.

  11. The social class gradient in health in Spain and the health status of the Spanish Roma.

    La Parra Casado, Daniel; Gil González, Diana; de la Torre Esteve, María


    To determine the social class gradient in health in general Spain population and the health status of the Spanish Roma. The National Health Survey of Spanish Roma 2006 (sample size = 993 people; average age: 33.6 years; 53.1% women) and the National Health Surveys for Spain 2003 (sample size: 21,650 people; average age: 45.5 years; 51.2% women) and 2006 (sample size: 29,478 people; average age: 46 years; 50.7% women) are compared. Several indicators were chosen: self-perceived health, activity limitation, chronic diseases, hearing and sight problems, caries, and obesity. Analysis was based on age-standardised rates and logistic regression models. According to most indicators, Roma's health is worse than that of social class IV-V (manual workers). Some indicators show a remarkable difference between Roma and social class IV-V: experiencing three or more health problems, sight problems, and caries, in both sexes, and hearing problems and obesity, in women. Roma people are placed on an extreme position on the social gradient in health, a situation of extreme health inequality.

  12. “Village-making in the city”: Communities of Roma migrants and anti-Gypsyism in Geneva

    Monica Battaglini


    Full Text Available The present article, developed out of a research project which lasted several years, analyses the tensions between, on one side, Romanian Roma back-and-forth migrants, and on the other side, Geneva's police. In the last decade, these tensions are mostly linked to begging (an activity which provides small daily incomes to the majority of the 250 Romanian Roma living in the city, that is since 2007 a crime. These tensions between police officers and Roma are part of a wider European punishing-the-poor urban governance model, and bring to the exclusion of other actors from the public action. Through the interaction between the moral and symbolic violence linked to police intervention, the high visibility of Roma in public place and their reconnection with previous experiences, such tensions re-create the ethnic divide between Roma and non-Roma. As a consequence, Roma who have their roots in rural and peri-urban Transylvania use their “village making” practices to perform a symbolic and social appropriation of the town notwithstanding “anti-Gypsy” repression. The “village making” of the Roma becomes thus a specific form of response in a context  (Geneva and more generally Switzerland where the occupation of urban and peri-urban territory through the “camps” experienced in other European towns does not exist.

  13. Shaping the Right to Education for Roma Children: A Case Study of Present Practices in Ghent, Belgium

    Hemelsoet, Elias


    Western European cities are increasingly confronted with Roma immigrants. Societal changes associated with this phenomenon create new challenges for schools. Using a case study, this article sheds light on present practices that shape the right to education for Roma children. Three principal success factors are distinguished: boundary-blurring…


    Jelena Maksimović


    Full Text Available The Roma are an ethnic group that is spread throughout the world. Although there are poor ethnographic and historical notes about the origin of Roma on the basis of a study of legends and oral traditions, researchers who are engaged in Roma studies, often confirm that they originate from India. Their culture, habits, customs were mostly transmitted through the living word, from generation to generation. This research analyzed case studies of integration of the Roma minority in the social system. Special emphasis in research is aimed at analyzing stereotypes that arise from cultural patterns of Roma, given the fact that for them there are many different prejudices, while on the other hand, there is no access with critical analysis and does not indicate their specialty, which has its downside exactly in culture and patterns of behavior. The study analyzed how the traditional culture is important in the lives of Roma and how the social system treats this ethnic minority. Being a Rom in its original sense means to be human and to be equal with everyone, but paradoxically it is expected that non-Roma nation sets free of stereotypes and prejudices and to contribute to the integration and acceptance of Roma in our social system.

  15. Culture and the School: The Degree of Educational Integration of Roma and Gypsies in the Peloponnese Region of Greece

    Kiprianos, Pandelis; Daskalaki, Ivi; Stamelos, Georgios B.


    This article examines the degree of integration of Roma and Gypsy children in formal education in the Peloponnese region of Greece. It is based on field research conducted by the University of Patras during the school year 2006/07 within the framework of the Greek Ministry of Education's "Integration of Roma children in school"…

  16. Renegotiating Relations among Teacher, Community, and Students: A Case Study of Teaching Roma Students in a Second Chance Program

    Stoilescu, Dorian; Carapanait, Greta


    Prejudice and systematic discrimination have often been mentioned as major causes for the chronic underachievement of Roma students. In this paper we present a case study of a Romanian teacher involved in Second Chance, an educational program implemented in Romania in 2004 for the benefit of disadvantaged groups such as the Roma population. Since…

  17. Questioning Inclusion: The Education of Roma/Traveller Students and Young People in Europe and England--A Critical Examination

    Themelis, Spyros


    This article deals with issues pertinent to the "inclusion" of Roma/Traveller children and young people in Europe and, in particular, England. It discusses some key issues that pertain to the inclusion of Roma/Traveller groups in society and it critically presents some key policies that have been advanced to tackle educational and social…

  18. Distinctiveness of the Roma population within CYP2B6 worldwide variation.

    Tomas, Željka; Kuhanec, Antonija; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana; Petranović, Matea Zajc; Narančić, Nina Smolej; Janićijević, Branka; Salihović, Marijana Peričić


    To determine variation of CYP2B6 gene within the genetically specific Croatian Roma (Gypsy) population originating from India and to examine it in the worldwide perspective. Seven SNP loci (rs12721655, rs2279343, rs28399499, rs34097093, rs3745274, rs7260329 and rs8192709) were genotyped in 439 subjects using Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) method. The Croatian Roma took an outlying position in CYP2B6 variation from the worldwide perspective mainly due to their exceptionally high minor allele frequency (MAF) for rs8192709 (12.8%), and lower for rs2279343 (21.1%) compared with south Asian populations. This study provides the first data of several CYP2B6 polymorphisms in Roma population and indicates the need for systematic investigation of the most important pharmacogenes' variants in this large, transnationally isolated population worldwide.

  19. Do eating habits of the population living in Roma settlements differ from those of the majority population in Slovakia?

    Hijová, Emília; Gecková, Andrea Madarasová; Babinská, Ingrid


    Living in Roma settlements is associated with worse health in comparison with the majority population; this might be partially explained by socioeconomic disadvantages as well as cultural differences, including lifestyle. Eating habits represent an important part of lifestyle closely related to primary causes of morbidity and mortality, such as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases or cancers. The eating habits of the population living in Roma settlements in comparison with those of the majority population were explored using the cross-sectional epidemiological HepaMeta study conducted in 2011. A representative sample of Roma (n = 452, mean age = 34.7; 35.2% men) and non-Roma (n = 403, mean age = 33.5; 45.9% men) aged 18-55 years living in the Kosice region were asked about breakfasting and recent consumption of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat products, meat, farinaceous dishes, and soft drinks. A logistic regression model was used separately for male and female participants. The population living in Roma settlements reported the recent consumption of fruit, vegetables and dairy products significantly less frequently in comparison with the majority population. Moreover, Roma females, in comparison with non-Roma females, reported significantly more frequently the consumption of meat and soft drinks. No differences were found between Roma and non-Roma in the consumption of meat products and farinaceous dishes. The population living in Roma settlements reported more frequently unhealthy eating habits in comparison with the majority population; this might contribute to worse health status of this population. The differences might be attributed to cultural differences between ethnic as well as socioeconomic groups, reduced availability of certain food items due to segregation or poverty and lower health literacy.

  20. Intergenerational transmission of ethnic identity and life satisfaction of Roma minority adolescents and their parents.

    Dimitrova, Radosveta; Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Trost, Kari


    This study investigates intergeneration transmission of ethnic identity as a resource for life satisfaction of Roma adolescents and their parents. Historically, Roma represent the largest ethnic minority in Europe. They have been exposed to severe discrimination, social exclusion, and poverty. Therefore, identifying resources for their life satisfaction is theoretically and practically important. The present study included 1093 participants, of which there were 171 Roma adolescents (age: M = 14.96 years, SD = 1.85), 155 mothers (age: M = 36.16 years, SD = 5.77) and 123 fathers (age: M = 39.68 years, SD = 6.06). Further, a comparison group of 248 mainstream adolescents with their mothers (n = 221) and fathers (n = 175) was also included in the study. Adolescents and their parents provided data on ethnic identity (MEIM; Phinney, 1992) and life satisfaction (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985). Results indicated that Roma youth were lower on endorsement of ethnic identity and average on life satisfaction compared to their mainstream peers. A structural equation model showed that ethnic identity was a positive predictor of life satisfaction for both adolescents and their Roma parents. Furthermore, parents' ethnic identity was a predictor of adolescent life satisfaction. We concluded that for Roma youth and their parents, ethnic identity represents a salient source for life satisfaction and an intergenerational continuity of identity and life satisfaction exists. Copyright © 2015 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Voices on Italy’s Recent History: Aulò: Roma postcoloniale and La quarta via

    Linde Luijnenburg


    Full Text Available Recensione di:Simone Brioni (ed., Somalitalia: Quattro Vie per Mogadiscio/Somalitalia: Four Roads to Mogadishu. With the documentary La quarta via: Mogadiscio, Pavia. Roma, Kimerafilm,2012, 37 p., ISBN: 9788890771408. € 15,00.Ribka Sibhatu, Aulò! Aulò! Aulò! Poesie di nostalgia, d’esilio ed’amore. Aulò! Aulò! Aulò! Poems of Nostalgia, Exile and Love.With the documentary by Simone Brioni (ed. Aulò: Romapostcoloniale, Roma, Kimerafilm, 2012, 41 p., ISBN:9788890771415. € 15,00.

  2. Concept City: Roma ri-vista e vissuta ne La dolce vita e La grande bellezza

    Martini, Alessia


    A partire dagli anni del neorealismo, Roma è stata una location particolarmente amata dai registi italiani che hanno utilizzato con finalità simboliche diversi luoghi della città—dalle borgate ai monumenti del centro—al fine di raccontare un preciso momento storico e una precisa situazione sociale. In questo articolo prenderò in considerazione due film ambientati a Roma, La dolce vita di Federico Fellini (1960) e La grande bellezza di Paolo Sorrentino (2013), per analizzare le valenze che la ...

  3. [Sexual and reproductive health in Roma women: the family planning programme of Polígono Sur in Seville (Spain)].

    Escobar-Ballesta, Marta; García-Ramírez, Manuel; Albar-Marín, M ª Jesús; Paloma, Virginia


    To describe the challenges, resources and strategies of the staff of the family planning programme of the Polígono Sur Healthcare Centre in Seville (Spain) in their care of Roma women. This is a descriptive study in which in-depth interviews and discussion groups were held with all programme professionals, including a documentary review of the programme. The information was analyzed based on the Roma Health Integration Policy Index, a tool that evaluates the entitlement, accessibility, sensitivity and capacity for change of health programmes for the Roma population. The professionals encountered multiple challenges to implement the family planning programme with Roma women due to the characteristics of the users and the low sensitivity of the programme towards them. The absence of specific actions for Roma women within the family planning programme, agreed to by the healthcare district, obliges professionals to develop adaptations and strategies to ensure quality sexual and reproductive health services for their users. It is necessary to adapt sexual and reproductive health programmes targeted at Roma women by (a) detecting, evaluating, systematizing and disseminating good practices, (b) developing actions that address the multiple vulnerabilities of Roma women, (c) acknowledging professionals who advocate for the health of these women within their organizations, and (d) promoting reproductive justice as the goal of these programmes. Copyright © 2018 SESPAS. All rights reserved.

  4. Exploring the Barriers: A Qualitative Study about the Experiences of Mid-SES Roma Navigating the Spanish Healthcare System.

    Aiello, Emilia; Flecha, Ainhoa; Serradell, Olga


    Whereas the topic of the 'cultural sensitivity' of healthcare systems has been addressed extensively in the US and the UK, literature on the subject in most European countries, specifically looking at the situation of Roma, is still scarce. Drawing on qualitative research conducted mainly in the city of Barcelona under the communicative approach with Roma subjects who have stable socioeconomic positions and higher cultural capitals (end-users, professionals of the healthcare system, and key informants of a regional policy oriented to the improvement of Roma living conditions), the present study aims to fill this gap. We explore the barriers that the Roma face in accessing the healthcare system, reflecting on how these barriers are accentuated by the existing anti-Roma prejudices and institutional arrangements that do not account for minority cultures. Our results point out a series of obstacles at two levels, in the interaction with healthcare professionals, and in relation to existing institutional arrangements, which prevent Roma families from having equal access to the healthcare system. Education stands up as a mechanism to contest anti-Roma sentiments among healthcare professionals.

  5. The Inclusion of Slovak Roma Pupils in Secondary School: Contexts of Language Policy and Planning

    Payne, Mark


    The arrival of large numbers of Slovak Roma to Sheffield over a relatively short period has inserted two new languages (Slovak and Romani) into an already diverse, multilingual school environment. Schools face challenges in welcoming the new migrant children, inducting and integrating them and facilitating access to the English school curriculum.…

  6. Occurrence of microsporidia as emerging pathogens in Slovak Roma children and their impact on public health

    Halanová, M.; Valenčáková, A.; Malčeková, B.; Kváč, Martin; Sak, Bohumil; Květoňová, Dana; Balent, P.; Čisláková, L.


    Roč. 20, č. 4 (2013), s. 695-698 ISSN 1232-1966 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : microsporidia * Enterocytozoon bieneusi * Encephalitozoon cuniculi * roma children * zoonotic potential Subject RIV: FN - Epidemiology, Contagious Diseases ; Clinical Immunology Impact factor: 3.060, year: 2012

  7. Diversity vs. Equality: Why the Education of Roma Children Does Not Work

    Kyuchukov, Hristo; New, William


    This article takes up the question of why recent efforts to reform Roma education have been largely unsuccessful. Using case studies, the authors identify and discuss situations that have produced poor results: good intentions and bad realisations, good intentions and good realisations, and misguided intentions and bad realisations. They suggest…

  8. How to Make Sense of the Right to Education? Issues from the Case of Roma People

    Hemelsoet, Elias


    In most cases, discussions on the right to education focus on the way access to education can be warranted for all and which aims should be pursued in rather abstract terms. This article approaches the topic starting from the case of Roma people. The particularity of their living circumstances raises the question what it is that we are aiming at…

  9. Roma e a questão geográfica.

    Gonçalves, Jussemar Weiss


    Este artigo trata da relação entre Geografia e História a partir do estudo das origens da cidade de Roma. Isto mostra-nos de uma forma clara que a questão do território só adquire importância quando relacionada a outros fatores.

  10. Roma e a questão geográfica

    Jussemar Weiss Gonçalves


    Full Text Available Este artigo trata da relação entre Geografia e História a partir do estudo das origens da cidade de Roma. Isto mostra-nos de uma forma clara que a questão do território só adquire importância quando relacionada a outros fatores.

  11. An empirical test of self-control theory in Roma adolescents

    Vazsonyi, A. T.; Ksinan Jiskrova, G.; Ksinan, A. J.; Blatný, Marek


    Roč. 44, March 01 (2016), s. 66-76 ISSN 0047-2352 Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : Roma * Romani * Self-control * Cross-cultural * Deviance * Parenting Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 2.339, year: 2016

  12. Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly: Media Provisions in New Texts on (Roma) Migrants and Refugees

    McGonagle, T.


    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted its Resolution 1889 on the portrayal of migrants and refugees during election campaigns and its Recommendation 2003 (2012) on Roma migrants in Europe on 27 and 28 June 2012 respectively. While formally distinct, the texts display


    Hristo Kyuchukov


    Full Text Available The paper presents results from language testing of 70 Roma children from Bulgaria - pupils of grade 1, studying in one of the biggest Roma settlement’s schools in Sofia, “Fakulteta” district. The children were tested using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. The test measures language comprehension and language production of the children at the beginning and end of the school year. Between the first and second testing, the teaching methodology in instruction for the children was changed - a Roma assistant teacher whose task was to use the mother tongue of the children as a communicative tool was introduced to the classes. The results of the children during the second testing were substantially better and they are discussed in the light of the theory of the American anthropologist J. Ogbu, who developed his cultural-ecological theory (CE in the 1980s. The results of the children are analyzed via dispersion analysis using ANOVA. According to Ogbu’s CE theory, the school success of minority children depends on the attitudes of the society at large and the level of community support. The paper also briefly discusses the reason why the de-segregation of the Roma children and their integration into mainstream schools in Bulgaria has largely proved to be a failure.

  14. Exploring Attitude Transformation: A Grounded Theory Study of Romanian Teachers of Roma Students

    Jones, Laura Estella


    The purpose of this systematic grounded theory study was to explore the process of change in teacher attitudes toward including Roma ("Gypsy") students in non-segregated schools in Romania. The theories guiding this study included Mezirow's (1991, 2000) theory of transformation, Gay's (2002, 2013) theory of culturally responsive…

  15. Germany's Other Others: Teaching About Kurds, Roma, and Sinti in an Upper-Division Culture Class.

    Zinn, Gesa


    Argues for the expansion of the German culture classroom by incorporating materials about the Roma and Sinti, and Kurds. Suggests valuable resources and materials for German instructors and discusses teaching strategies that combine teaching cultural content and language proficiency. (Author/VWL)

  16. Predictors of medication use in the Roma population in Spain: a population-based national study.

    Martín-Pérez, M; Hernández Barrera, V; López de Andrés, A; Jiménez-Trujillo, I; Jiménez-García, R; Carrasco-Garrido, P


    To describe the prevalence of prescribed and self-medicated use of medication in the Spanish Roma population, and identify the associated factors. Descriptive cross-sectional study. Data from the first National Health Survey conducted on the Roma population in Spain were used. The sample comprised 1000 Spanish Roma adults of both sexes aged ≥16 years. Answers (yes/no) to the question, 'In the last two weeks have you taken the following medicines [in reference to a list of medicines that might be used by the population] and were they prescribed for you by a doctor?' were used to ascertain 'medication use'. 'Self-medication' referred to use of these medicines without medical prescription. Using multivariate logistic regression models, odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to identify associated factors. The overall prevalence of medication use in the Roma population for both sexes was 69.1%, and 38.7% was self-medicated. Females reported higher use of medication than males (75.1% vs 62.3%); however, self-medication was higher among males. Analgesics and antipyretics were used most often (35.8%). Among males, the variables that were independently and significantly associated with a higher probability of medication use were: age; negative perception of health; presence of chronic disease (OR 2.81; 95% CI 1.67-4.73); and medical visits (OR 4.51; 95% CI 2.54-8.01). The variables were the same among females, except for age. A high percentage of the Spanish Roma population use medication, and a significant proportion of them self-medicate. The presence of chronic diseases, a negative perception of health and medical consultations were associated with increased use of medication in the study population. Copyright © 2015 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Does the population living in Roma settlements differ in physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption from the majority population in Slovakia?

    Babinská, Ingrid; Gecková, Andrea Madarasová; Jarcuska, Peter; Pella, Daniel; Mareková, Mária; Stefková, Gabriela; Veselská, Zuzana Dankulincová


    Several studies have revealed a high prevalence of risk factors associated with unhealthy lifestyle among individuals with lower socioeconomic status. In Slovakia, one of the most socially and health-disadvantaged groups is the Roma minority. The aim of this study is to explore differences in physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption between the population living in Roma settlements and the majority population in Slovakia. Data from the cross-sectional epidemiological HepaMeta study conducted in Slovakia in 2011 were used. The sample consisted of 452 Roma (mean age = 34.7; 35.2% men) and 403 non-Roma (mean age = 33.5; 45.9% men) respondents. The differences in health-related behaviour between the population living in Roma settlements and the majority population were analysed using logistic models separately for males and females. These data show a clear difference between the population living in Roma settlements and the majority population with regard to leisure-time physical activity (only in women) and smoking, although not alcohol consumption. The prevalence of leisure-time physical activities such as walking or some other type of sport was significantly lower among Roma women than among non-Roma women. Men and women living in Roma settlements are more likely to smoke on a daily basis and they are heavier smokers in comparison with the majority population. HepaMeta study did not find differences in alcohol consumption between the Roma and non-Roma men. However, Roma women reported less frequent recent drinking and binge-drinking of 6 or more doses of alcohol on a single occasion. The higher prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle activities among Roma seem to contribute to these inequalities in cardiovascular diseases morbidity and mortality in comparison with the majority population.

  18. The constitutional framework for regulation of the position of the Roma community in the Republic of Slovenia:

    Zagorc, Saša


    In the first part, author questions the need to regulate the matters regarding the Roma Community in the highest legal act, as it was done in the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia. He believes that the introduction of the collective rights in the Constitution may result as inappropriate in thelong-term. The second part deals with normative analysis of the status of Roma in Slovenia, in which the constitutional framework for protection of the national communities mentioned in the Consti...

  19. One Culture or Multiple Cultures? The Diversity of Roma People in Poland

    Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska


    Full Text Available One Culture or Multiple Cultures? The Diversity of Roma People in Poland There are no universal criteria which would be useful to describe the diversity of all of the Roma. Their presence in given country is linked to adaptive processes to majority societies. It is the majority that creates condition and space to which minorities need to adapt somehow. The results of the above-mentioned adaptive processes also vary and depend on an external context. The attitude of given populations towards minorities and the current political and economic situation of given country, where the Roma settled had and still has significant influence on mentioned processes. The way of life of different Romani groups has also a great importance, because sedentary way of life (typical for most European Roma and external influences especially on culture and models of lifestyle also furthered the adaptive processes. The cultural diversity among the Roma is the case not only with the groups living in different countries. It needs to be emphasized that the Roma who have lived in one country for centuries are not a homogenous group in terms of their culture. Previous migration processes and sedentary or nomadic way of life had a great influence on this internal diversity. In Poland with four distinguished Romani groups such diversity occurs between Carpathian Roma (Bergitka Roma, Polish Highlander Roma and traditionally nomadic groups: Polska Roma, Lovara, Kelderari. This article is mainly based on available sources and dissertations on the subject. However it refers to the field research regarding the use of European Union’s funds for the Roma community in Poland, which was conducted by the author in 2010 and 2011.   Kultura jedna czy wieloraka? Zróżnicowanie populacji romskiej w Polsce Nie istnieją uniwersalne kryteria użyteczne w opisie zróżnicowania wszystkich Romów. Ich obecność w danym kraju wiąże się z procesami adaptowania się do społeczeństw wi

  20. Rank-Ordered Multifractal Analysis (ROMA of probability distributions in fluid turbulence

    C. C. Wu


    Full Text Available Rank-Ordered Multifractal Analysis (ROMA was introduced by Chang and Wu (2008 to describe the multifractal characteristic of intermittent events. The procedure provides a natural connection between the rank-ordered spectrum and the idea of one-parameter scaling for monofractals. This technique has successfully been applied to MHD turbulence simulations and turbulence data observed in various space plasmas. In this paper, the technique is applied to the probability distributions in the inertial range of the turbulent fluid flow, as given in the vast Johns Hopkins University (JHU turbulence database. In addition, a new way of finding the continuous ROMA spectrum and the scaled probability distribution function (PDF simultaneously is introduced.

  1. Risk factors for low vaccination coverage among Roma children in disadvantaged settlements in Belgrade, Serbia.

    Stojanovski, Kristefer; McWeeney, Gerry; Emiroglu, Nedret; Ostlin, Piroska; Koller, Theadora; Licari, Lucianne; Kaluski, Dorit Nitzan


    Full vaccination coverage for children under 59 months of age in Serbia is over 90%. This study assesses vaccination coverage and examines its association with birth registration among Roma children who resided in disadvantaged settlements in Belgrade, Serbia. The First Roma Health and Nutrition Survey in Belgrade settlements, 2009, was conducted among households of 468 Roma children between the ages of 6-59 months. The 2005 WHO Immunization Coverage Cluster Survey sampling methodology was employed. Vaccinations were recorded using children's vaccination cards and through verification steps carried out in the Primary Health Care Centers. For those who had health records the information on vaccination was recorded. About 88% of children had vaccination cards. The mean rate of age appropriate full immunization was 16% for OPV and DTP and 14.3% for MMR. Multivariate analyses indicated that children whose births were registered with the civil authorities were more likely to have their vaccination cards [OR=6.1, CI (2.5, 15.0)] and to have their full, age appropriate, series vaccinations for DTP, OPV, MMR and HepB [OR=3.8, CI (1.5, 10.0), OR=3.2, CI (1.5, 6.6), OR=4.8, CI (1.1, 21.0), OR=5.4, CI (1.4, 21.6), respectively]. The immunization coverage among Roma children in settlements is far below the WHO/UNICEF MDG4 target in achieving prevention and control of vaccine preventable diseases. It demonstrates the need to include "invisible" populations into the health systems in continuous, integrated, comprehensive, accessible and sensitive modes. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


    Majdan, Marek; Coman, Alexandru; Gallová, Eva; Ďuricová, Janka; Kállayová, Daniela; Kvaková, Mária; Bošák, Ľuboš


    SUMMARY Objectives The objective of this paper is to provide information on indoor air quality and on the quality of the broader indoor environment of the houses in Roma villages in Slovakia and Romania and to discuss possible implications for health. Methods Indoor air was sampled in 11 houses in a Romanian Roma village and in 19 houses in a Slovakian Roma village. Levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), total particulate matter (PM), temperature and humidity were measured. A questionnaire and a checklist were used to obtain additional information on the indoor environment and behavioural factors. We have sampled the same houses in winter and in summer. Results Levels of CO and CO2 were higher in winter in both countries as compared to summer. The limit value of 10 mg/m3 CO was exceeded in a few cases in both countries. In general, levels of CO, CO2 and PM were higher in Romania. Further environmental and behavioural hazards such as indoor smoking, pets inside or lack of ventilation were found. The reported self-perceived quality of the indoor environment was poor in many aspects. Conclusions Our findings of CO, CO2 and PM levels suggest that indoor air pollution in Roma settlements has the potential to be a health threat. The fact that the inhabitants spend a relatively long time inside the houses and that a number of additional environmental and behavioural hazards were identified by our study emphasizes the importance of the indoor air quality for health and thus priority attention should be paid to these issues by health authorities and researchers. Further research is essential and study designs must consider cultural background and specific characteristics of the community, especially in order to obtain valid data on health outcomes. PMID:23285520

  3. Stories with and about wall carpets. An anthropological account on the inhabitation of Ursari Romanian Roma

    Andreea Racleş


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to discuss the ways in which objects assist us in telling small stories about our positions in relation to our inhabited space, but also in relation to perceived dichotomised categories like us-others, the modern-the outmoded, civilized-backward. Acknowledging that narratives emerge from interactions between people, this paper is an attempt to show that an important role in the emergence of stories is played by interactions between people and objects. The wall carpets hung by Ursari Roma from a north-eastern Romanian town and the stories developed with and about these items constitute the main focus of this analysis. From an anthropological and material culture perspective, wall carpets are discussed as material presences in storytelling events and as objects of experience-centred stories that assist Roma people in negotiating and enacting their identities and belongings. Taking a cue from Georgakopoulou, who argues that narratives count on both discourses and activities (2007, home making practices and domestic activities (such as those related to the maintenance of the wall carpets are essential to this paper, as they enable an understanding of the “performative narrative of daily life” (Langellier 2004. The analysis is based on ethnographic material collected in 2014 in the aforementioned community, while the unit of analysis consists of excerpts from discussions with two Roma families, which became storytelling episodes.

  4. Discourses of Roma Anti-Discrimination in Reports on Human Rights Violations

    Chloë Delcour


    Full Text Available In an effort to understand the paradox between the expansion of inclusion projects for the Roma and their persisting exclusion, this article explores human rights practice in order to grasp the complexity of meanings of inclusion negotiated in this practice. In this way, we scrutinize whether there are limiting factors within the inclusionary discourse itself. Specifically, we analyze the discourse in transnational judicial, political and civil society actors’ reports on violations of human rights against Roma. A strong shared tendency to frame the violations in terms of discrimination can be discerned in the reports, demonstrating a dominant concept in the human rights discourse for Roma. However, a framing analysis of the underlying assumptions of this concept shows that not all three actors offer the same solutions for obtaining non-discrimination, which can partly explain the limited impact of the ostensibly strong and inclusive anti-discrimination discourse. In contrast, the actors do share a negative attribution of responsibility to the nation states, but the effectiveness of this shared discursive claim can be questioned. This article illustrates how inclusion discourses are actually quite complex to grasp and so it substantiates the need for greater critical understanding of such discourses in further research.

  5. Teachers’ implicit beliefs about the students of the Roma and the Hungarian cultural group

    Dimitrijević Bojana M.


    Full Text Available Research has shown that the beliefs about cultural, ethnic or racial diversities among students are vital for the effective work of teachers. Hence, in this paper, we aim at determining: (1 in what ways the teachers perceive and interpret the school situation that includes the students from a minority cultural group (Roma and Hungarian, i.e. what kinds of beliefs they express in the given situation; (2 whether there are any differences in the way in which teachers, within the same stadium of development of intercultural sensitivity, perceive the given situation. The sample included class teachers whose score on the Intercultural Development Inventory pointed to intercultural sensitivity in accordance with the stadium of minimisation (seventeen teachers and polarisation (six teachers. The Critical Incident Technique (CI was applied in the study, in two parallel forms: with a Hungarian and a Roma student. Thematic analysis yielded seven topics, four of which occurred only in the CI with a Roma student: Disrespecting school as an institution, Abuse of minority status, Separation from the class and Typical children’s motives. The comparison of teachers’ statements depending on the CI version and the developmental phase indicate that the specificity of a cultural group in question affects the expressed beliefs about this group, regardless of teachers’ intercultural sensitivity.

  6. De iustitia et iure (Sobre el Derecho y la Justicia en Roma

    Iglesias-Redondo, Juan


    Full Text Available Hablar del Derecho en Roma es hablar de la Justicia, pues el Derecho no puede tener otro fin que no sea el de la realización de «lo bueno y de lo justo». Y si el Derecho es norma de convivencia, haciendo posible la vida en común, importa considerar que nada tiene que ver con «mundos vaporosos o etéreos», porque el Derecho es justicia, y ésta se cierne sobre «la realidad viva del suceso humano». Definida la justicia en Roma como «la constante y perpetua voluntad de dar a cada uno su derecho», debe ponerse suficientemente de relieve que se trata de una idea de justicia que, estableciendo una cierta igualdad entre los hombres, propende a la consecución del bien común. Mas importa prestar importancia en Roma a «un formidable orden social no jurídico», instado por el mundo de la moralidad social, que actúa a modo de «complemento extrajurídico».

  7. [Expectations and user experiences of older Roma women with health services in primary care].

    Ramos-Morcillo, Antonio Jesús; Ruzafa-Martínez, María; Fernández-Salazar, Serafín; Del-Pino-Casado, Rafael


    To know the expectations and user experiences of older Roma women with health services in primary care (PC). Phenomenological qualitative study. Using focus groups (4-9 women/group) and semistructured interviews. Audio recorded from March to November 2011. Performed in Úbeda and Linares (Spain). Roma women over 50years. A purposive sample stratified by age and area of residence was carried out. Woman were recruited through community leaders. Process of qualitative content analysis: coding, triangulation, obtain and verify results. Supported whit the software Nvivo 8. Three focus groups and four interviews were conducted, including 23 women. The expectations for the PC are focus exclusively on their physician, being invisible other professionals. They look for a relationship with their physician based on trust. In their user experience with the PC coexist three types of user: who goes to their appointments, demands attention only in acute disease and does not attend appointments and reviews. There are socio-cultural factors related to accessibility. Older Roma women set their expectations and experiences with health service in PC around the binomial disease/physician. Expect attention based on trust and a high instrumentalization. A speech with signs of change directed towards a more active and demanding participation in PC services is observed. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  8. Assessing the association between 25-OH vitamin D levels and ROMA score in a population of obese women.

    Anastasi, E; Capoccia, D; Granato, T; Viggiani, V; Tartaglione, S; Manganaro, L; Angeloni, A; Leonetti, F


    The “Risk of Malignancy Algorithm” (ROMA) combines the diagnostic power of the CA125 and HE4 markers with menopausal status to predict the risk for developing epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between 25-OH vitamin D levels and ROMA score in obese women. One hundred and eighteen patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) > 30 kg/m2 (Group 1) and 80 women with a BMI less than 25 kg / m² (Group 2) were studied. The 25-OH vitamin D was quantified with LUMIPULSE® G 1200. As a threshold value, identified by ROC curve analysis, 20.2 ng/ mL (sensitivity 73.3%, specificity 84%) was chosen corresponding to the limit between sufficient and insufficient 25-OH vitamin D according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Low 25-OH vitamin D levels were observed in 64% of obese women and in 11% of normal-weight women (p less than 0.001). ROMA score above 13% was detected only in obese women (19%). An association between low levels of 25-OH vitamin D and ROMA score was observed. Indeed, 64% of obese women with ROMA score >13% had concomitant insufficient levels of 25-OH vitamin D, while only 36% of obese women with ROMA score >13% had sufficient 25-OH vitamin D levels (p less than 0.0001). This study suggests that the deficiency of 25- OH vitamin D in obese women has a possible correlation with high ROMA score.

  9. VAiRoma: A Visual Analytics System for Making Sense of Places, Times, and Events in Roman History.

    Cho, Isaac; Dou, Wewnen; Wang, Derek Xiaoyu; Sauda, Eric; Ribarsky, William


    Learning and gaining knowledge of Roman history is an area of interest for students and citizens at large. This is an example of a subject with great sweep (with many interrelated sub-topics over, in this case, a 3,000 year history) that is hard to grasp by any individual and, in its full detail, is not available as a coherent story. In this paper, we propose a visual analytics approach to construct a data driven view of Roman history based on a large collection of Wikipedia articles. Extracting and enabling the discovery of useful knowledge on events, places, times, and their connections from large amounts of textual data has always been a challenging task. To this aim, we introduce VAiRoma, a visual analytics system that couples state-of-the-art text analysis methods with an intuitive visual interface to help users make sense of events, places, times, and more importantly, the relationships between them. VAiRoma goes beyond textual content exploration, as it permits users to compare, make connections, and externalize the findings all within the visual interface. As a result, VAiRoma allows users to learn and create new knowledge regarding Roman history in an informed way. We evaluated VAiRoma with 16 participants through a user study, with the task being to learn about roman piazzas through finding relevant articles and new relationships. Our study results showed that the VAiRoma system enables the participants to find more relevant articles and connections compared to Web searches and literature search conducted in a roman library. Subjective feedback on VAiRoma was also very positive. In addition, we ran two case studies that demonstrate how VAiRoma can be used for deeper analysis, permitting the rapid discovery and analysis of a small number of key documents even when the original collection contains hundreds of thousands of documents.

  10. The Prodigies of The Albano Lake During Roman Age and Natural Hazard Assessment At Roma, Italy.

    Funiciello, R.; Giordano, G.; de Rita, D.

    Roma is built just 20 km to the northwest of the Pleistocene Colli Albani volcano, but is believed not exposed to relevant natural hazards, except for the Tiber river flood- ings, and local amplification of seismic waves from distal earthquakes. This belief has generally induced modern historians and geologists to discard as SmythologicalT the & cedil;many references to natural prodigies that are reported by many Roman-age historians. Recent studies have demonstrated that the Albano maar, the youngest volcanic cen- tre of the Colli Albani volcano and presently filled by a 175 m deep lake, protracted its activity to the Holocene triggering several catastrophic lahar events, likely related to lake withdrawal, the deposits of which are exposed to the southwest of Roma and reach its periphery. This finding youngs the history of the volcano and makes it rele- vant to pre-historic settlements, which ScarefullyT avoided the Albano maar slopes up & cedil;to the Bronze age. What is still unknown, though, is whether the lake experienced such fluctuations and overspills during historic times. Several Roman authors such as Ti- tus Livius, Dionigi d'Alicarnasso, Plutarco, Germanico, and many others wrote about the then well known 398 BC prodigious event, when, during the war between Roma and the Etruscan city of Veio, the gods anger caused the sudden rise and overspill of the Albano lake, reported as unrelated to climatic events, and the destructive flooding of the countryside. After that event Romans actually built a tunnel-drain which still operates regulating the lake level at 293 m a.s.l., 70 m below the maar rim elevation. Should those chronicles be truthful, we can join the geologic observation of Holocene lahar deposits from lake withdrawal with historical lake withdrawals, reassessing the natural hazard for the city of Roma under a point of view never explored before. This paper carefully explores the historical credibility of the 398 BC lake overspill event and its

  11. Culture and the school: The degree of educational integration of Roma and Gypsies in the Peloponnese region of Greece

    Kiprianos, Pandelis; Daskalaki, Ivi; Stamelos, Georgios B.


    This article examines the degree of integration of Roma and Gypsy children in formal education in the Peloponnese region of Greece. It is based on field research conducted by the University of Patras during the school year 2006/07 within the framework of the Greek Ministry of Education's "Integration of Roma children in school" programme, funded by the European Union. Despite governmental incentives for poor families to enrol their school-aged children, school attendance of Roma and Gypsy children was found to decline from primary year one to primary year six, with hardly any of them entering secondary school at all. Besides looking at school attendance figures and Roma and Gypsy children's proficiency in reading, writing and numeracy, this paper also considers gender, family composition, living conditions and economic situation, as well as culturally constructed perceptions of childhood and a person's life cycle. The aim of this article is to highlight the contradictions and ambiguities involved in the process of incorporating Roma and Gypsy children in formal education, and to evaluate their school performance and assess their academic choices.

  12. 'It's Good Enough That Our Children Are Accepted': Roma Mothers' Views of Children's Education Post Migration

    Sime, Daniela; Fassetta, Giovanna; McClung, Michele


    The discrimination of Roma groups across Europe has been highlighted by several international organisations. For many, poverty, racism and their children's systematic exclusion from education are 'push' factors when deciding to migrate. This study explores Roma mothers' views of their children's education post migration and their attitudes to…

  13. Ethnic, Familial, and Religious Identity of Roma Adolescents in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Kosovo, and Romania in Relation to Their Level of Well-Being

    Dimitrova, Radosveta; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Tausova, Jitka; Chasiotis, Athanasios; Bender, Michael; Buzea, Carmen; Uka, Fitim; Tair, Ergyul


    This study examines ethnic, national, familial, and religious identity and well-being of 632 Roma minority and 589 majority adolescents (age: M = 15.98 years, SD = 1.34) in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Kosovo, and Romania. Results indicated that Roma showed lower endorsement of national identity

  14. Racial, Ethnic, or National Minority? Legal Discourses and Policy Frameworks on the Roma in Hungary and Beyond

    Andras L. Pap


    Full Text Available Inspired by recent Hungarian legislative developments that, in reference to the Roma minority, exchanged the term “ethnic minority” with “nationality”, by providing a detailed case study of the development and morphology of policy measures and frameworks in Hungary, the article provides a general assessment of the relationship between policy instruments and terminology: that is, definitions and conceptualizations in international and domestic legal and policy documents for minority groups. The author argues that while terminology in itself is not a reliable signifier for policy frameworks, it may reveal contradictory group conceptualization and inconsistent policy-making. In regards to the Roma, the author claims that the inconsistent labelling as an ethnic, racial and national minority reflects the lack of consistent conceptualization of who the Roma are, and what should be done with them.

  15. I luoghi del desiderio nella narrativa di Federigo Tozzi: Siena e Roma / The places of desire in the narrative of Federigo Tozzi: Siena and Roma

    Carlo Serafini


    Full Text Available I luoghi del desiderio nella narrativa di Federigo Tozzi: Siena e Roma   In Tozzi le descrizioni paesaggistiche sono invito a considerare i luoghi visti come strumenti di una realtà esterna cui rimandano, una realtà capace di svelare il significato arcano delle cose, la risposta al perché della sofferenza umana, problema fondamentale per lo scrittore. L’immergersi nella natura stimola il desiderio di tranquillità, di pace, di riposo, insieme alla consapevolezza dell’impossibilità di realizzarlo in questa vita. Ecco allora che la natura si pone come il veicolo che porta ad una dimensione esterna a questa vita, la stessa che spesso nello scrittore rappresenta il desiderio di infinito di certe descrizioni. Nel saggio vengono passate in rassegna alcune descrizioni emblematiche della campagna senese e di Siena stessa, e messe poi in rapporto con le suggestioni che lo scrittore ebbe nel confronto con Roma e la campagna romana.   In Tozzi, landscaping descriptions are an invitation to consider the places seen as instruments of an external reality to which they refer, a reality able to reveal the arcane meaning of things, the answer to the cause of human suffering, a fundamental problem for the writer. Diving into the nature stimulates the desire for tranquility, peace, rest, along with the awareness of the impossibility of realizing it in this life. Here, then, nature is placed as the vehicle that leads to an external dimension respect to this life, the same that often in the writer represents the desire for infinity of some descriptions. In the essay, some of the emblematic descriptions ofSienacity and countryside are examined and then compared to the awesomeness the writer experienced in comparison withRomeand the Roman countryside.

  16. Roma epigramática: a urbs como personagem dos epigramas no Livro I de Marcial

    Fabio Paifer Cairolli


    Full Text Available O presente artigo analisa as menções a elementos geográficos da cidade de Roma no primeiro livro de Epigramas do poeta latino Marcos Valério Marcial. Para tanto, baseando-se nas categorias aristotélicas que prescrevem homens virtuosos ou viciosos como divisão de assunto da poesia, será observada a maneira como a descrição do espaço físico da cidade empresta virtudes ou vícios para as personagens retratadas em cada poema.

  17. Roma epigramática: a urbs como personagem dos epigramas no Livro I de Marcial

    Fabio Paifer Cairolli


    O presente artigo analisa as menções a elementos geográficos da cidade de Roma no primeiro livro de Epigramas do poeta latino Marcos Valério Marcial. Para tanto, baseando-se nas categorias aristotélicas que prescrevem homens virtuosos ou viciosos como divisão de assunto da poesia, será observada a maneira como a descrição do espaço físico da cidade empresta virtudes ou vícios para as personagens retratadas em cada poema.

  18. Experiences of well-being among Sami and Roma women in a Swedish context

    Aléx, Lena; Lehti, Arja


    Artikkel basert på intervju med eldre samiske kvinner og middeladrende Rom kvinner i Sverige. Our aim was to explore the experiences of well-being and lack of well-being among middle-aged and older women belonging to two national minority groups in Sweden. Interviews from nine older Sami women and four middle-aged Roma women were analyzed using grounded theory with the following categories identified: contributing to well-being (with the subcategories belonging to a healthy family, being s...

  19. Edifícios de espetáculos em Roma

    Maria Luiza Corassin


    Full Text Available O espaço urbano de Roma. Os diferentes tipos de espetáculos requeriam construções especializadas: estádios, circos e anfiteatros. Domiciano construiu o Estádio para o Agon Capitolinus, hoje Praça Navona; o Circo Máximo, o anfiteatro Flávio e o Stadium Domitiani tornaram-se símbolos do poderio romano e local de integração dos grupos sociais do Imperio.

  20. The emergence, structure and development of ethnic identity during childhood: the case of Roma identity.

    Pnevmatikos, Dimitris; Geka, Maria; Divane, Maria


    This study investigates the emergence, development and structure of ethnic identity during childhood. Forty Roma children living in Greece aged between 2.8 and 11.9 years answered questions about their awareness/recognition of four aspects of their ethnic identity-namely place of habitation, traditional costumes, the Roma language, and early betrothal of children-their identity and their sense of stability and constancy. The study also investigates how the children feel about the abandonment of those four aspects. The evidence from the current data supports the hypothesis that awareness of ethnic identity emerges before the age of 4. Moreover, this study offers direct empirical evidence of the multidimensionality of ethnic identity. A model of three concentric rings is proposed, extending from a core containing the most highly valued aspects of ethnic identity to the outer annulus that comprises the nonpermanent and nonstable aspects of ethnic identity. The aspects in each annulus differ in terms of the development of the sense of stability and constancy and the feelings associated with loss of the aspects in question. Even the youngest participants considered the aspects in the core to be stable and constant as well as emotionally charged; and even the 11-year-olds did not consider the aspects contained in the outer, more fluid annulus as stable and constant aspects of their ethnic identity. The development of an aspect is determined by what the majority of adults in a society, at a particular time in history, consider to be most important.

  1. Economic strategies and migratory trajectories of Vlax Roma from Eastern Slovakia to Leicester, UK

    Markéta Hajská


    Full Text Available The article is based on long term field research and focuses on a community of family-related Vlax Roma from the Prešov, Sabinov and Košice regions who created a large community in Leicester, UK. The massive wave of labour migration to UK started in 2004, in the year of Slovakia’s accession to the European Union. The migration to Great Britain has been based on family networks and represents an example of chain migration based on the reciprocal help of family networks. Besides their own relatives other different non-related Roma intermediaries had an important influence on their arrival to Britain. The article focuses on the changing economic strategies of new migrants from the group in focus after their replacement to UK. In the years following Slovak accession to the EU, the prospective Romani migrants explored many illegal paths to arrive to Britain in their struggle for a better life. Approximately after a decade since their arrival, we can find this community as fully integrated into the local British working class, spending their time between my work and my house.

  2. Environmental Equity through Negotiation: A Case Study on Urban Landfills and the Roma Community.

    Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra Mălina; Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Oroian, Ioan Gheorghe; Safirescu, Ovidiu Călin; Bican-Brișan, Nicoleta


    The paper discusses the necessity to bring environmental equity within the Pata Rât Roma community in Northwest Romania, relying on the answers to three questions: "Does environmental equity exist in Pata Rât?", "How can it be attained?", and "To what extent can it be brought to the targeted people?" It was shown how a trio of factors tailors the destiny of Roma inhabitants: being a minority, their ethnicity, and the fact they are living on and off what society rejects and dumps-a landfill. The framing of the environmental equity concerns within a vision considering negotiation as the most adequate means to attain it is a novel approach. Further on, the results of the study can fuel win-win solutions in environmental equity. The information abstracted from a set of indicators, assessed through an evaluation matrix, represents a beneficial platform for future bottom-up decisions concerning landfill residents. Three action options were analyzed: on-site living opportunities-that resulted to be preferred, off-site living opportunities, and "Do nothing". The analysis provides qualitative evidence that the evaluation of environmental equity is largely subjective, because of its complexity and specificity related to geographical, historical, cultural characteristics, and political interests.

  3. Environmental Equity through Negotiation: A Case Study on Urban Landfills and the Roma Community

    Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra Mălina; Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Oroian, Ioan Gheorghe; Safirescu, Ovidiu Călin; Bican-Brișan, Nicoleta


    The paper discusses the necessity to bring environmental equity within the Pata Rât Roma community in Northwest Romania, relying on the answers to three questions: “Does environmental equity exist in Pata Rât?”, “How can it be attained?”, and “To what extent can it be brought to the targeted people?” It was shown how a trio of factors tailors the destiny of Roma inhabitants: being a minority, their ethnicity, and the fact they are living on and off what society rejects and dumps—a landfill. The framing of the environmental equity concerns within a vision considering negotiation as the most adequate means to attain it is a novel approach. Further on, the results of the study can fuel win-win solutions in environmental equity. The information abstracted from a set of indicators, assessed through an evaluation matrix, represents a beneficial platform for future bottom-up decisions concerning landfill residents. Three action options were analyzed: on-site living opportunities—that resulted to be preferred, off-site living opportunities, and “Do nothing”. The analysis provides qualitative evidence that the evaluation of environmental equity is largely subjective, because of its complexity and specificity related to geographical, historical, cultural characteristics, and political interests. PMID:27314371

  4. Conceptualizing child labour trafficking and exploitation: The case of Roma children in Montenegro

    Arhin Antonela


    Full Text Available Trafficking of children for labour exploitation is a profit-oriented criminal activity by which children are recruited, transported, harboured or received for the purpose of labour exploitation irrespective of whether or not force, abduction, fraud or other means were used. This paper examines child labour trafficking in the context of human rights violations and as the worst form of child labour. In an attempt to situate the discourse of alleged labour exploitation and trafficking of Roma children in Montenegro, focusing in particular on instances of child begging, this paper offers an overview of the international legal framework as well as the Government of Montenegro’s policy framework relevant to this issue; an analysis of implicated historical, familial and cultural structures; and focuses on identifying root causes in terms of push-pull factors that are associated with enhancing children’s vulnerability and proneness to exploitation. Along with a set of recommendations, in closing, the paper calls for a more sophisticated analysis of child labour trafficking and, in the case of Roma children, a more nuanced understanding of historical and cultural pretexts against the backdrop of labour trafficking.

  5. Ethical issues in communication of diagnosis and end-of-life decision-making process in some of the Romanian Roma communities.

    Roman, Gabriel; Enache, Angela; Pârvu, Andrada; Gramma, Rodica; Moisa, Ştefana Maria; Dumitraş, Silvia; Ioan, Beatrice


    Medical communication in Western-oriented countries is dominated by concepts of shared decision-making and patient autonomy. In interactions with Roma patients, these behavioral patterns rarely seem to be achieved because the culture and ethnicity have often been shown as barriers in establishing an effective and satisfying doctor-patient relationship. The study aims to explore the Roma's beliefs and experiences related to autonomy and decision-making process in the case of a disease with poor prognosis. Forty-eight Roma people from two Romanian counties participated in semi-structured interviews, conducted by a research team from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi. Participants were recruited among the chronically ill patients and caregivers. The Roma community opposes informing the terminal patients about their condition, the "silence conspiracy" being widely practiced. The family fully undertakes the right of decision making, thus minimizing the patient's autonomy. We identified ethical dilemmas concerning autonomy, lack of patients' real decision-making power, and paternalistic attitudes exerted firstly by the family and, on demand, by the physician. Instead, the Roma patient benefits from a very active support network, being accompanied at the hospital by numerous relatives. The patient's right to make autonomous decisions promoted in the Western countries and stipulated by the Romanian law has diminished value in the Roma community. For the Roma, the understanding of dignity is not simply individual and personal, but it is closely related to their cultural particularities. Ignoring their cultural values could create conflicts between healthcare providers and community.

  6. HIV and selected blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections in a predominantly Roma (Gypsy) neighbourhood in Budapest, Hungary

    Gyarmathy, V. Anna; Ujhelyi, Eszter; Neaigus, Alan


    We assessed the prevalence of HIV and selected blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections among a convenience sample of 64 residents of Dzsumbuj, a predominantly Roma (Gypsy) neighbourhood in Budapest, Hungary. No cases of HIV were detected, while the prevalence of Hepatitis B infection (anti-HBc) was 27% and syphilis prevalence was 2%. Romas (n=50) were significantly more likely than non-Romas (n=14) to have HAV antibodies (80% vs. 43%) and less likely to be HBV immunized (anti-HBs only; 6% vs. 29%). Current drug injectors (n=13) were more likely than non-injectors (n=51) to have antibodies against HAV (85% vs. 69%) and HCV (85% vs. 8%). While HIV has not been introduced in this population, risk conditions for a potentially explosive HIV epidemic are present. Health care policies should focus on expanding coverage for HAV and HBV immunizations, and access to HIV preventive services needs to be extended to marginalized, mostly minority populations, such as the Roma in Europe. PMID:18935777

  7. Drugs and Mental Health Problems among the Roma: Protective Factors Promoted by the Iglesia Evangélica Filadelfia

    Jelen Amador López


    Full Text Available Background: High incidences of drug consumption and mental health problems are found among the Roma population in Spain, a reality that remains understudied. Past studies have indicated the positive role played by the Iglesia Evangélica Filadelfia (IEF in promoting rehabilitation and prevention of these practices. Objective: In this article, authors analyze in which ways the IEF favors processes of drug rehabilitation and mental health recovery as well as the prevention of these problems among its Roma members. Methods: A communicative qualitative approach was developed. It was communicative because new knowledge was created by dialogically contrasting the existing state of the art with study participants. It was qualitative because everyday life stories were collected, gathering the experiences, perceptions and interpretations of Roma people who are actively involved in three different IEF churches based in Barcelona. Results: This article identifies these protective factors: anti-drug discourse, a supportive environment, new social relations, role model status, the promotion of interactions, the revaluation of oneself, spiritual activities and the improvement of the feeling of belonging and the creation of meaning. Conclusion: The present research contributes new evidence to the current understanding of the role played by the IEF in improving Roma health status and how the identified protective factors can contribute to rehabilitation and recovery from such problems in other contexts.

  8. Drugs and Mental Health Problems among the Roma: Protective Factors Promoted by the Iglesia Evangélica Filadelfia.

    López, Jelen Amador; García, Ramón Flecha; Martí, Teresa Sordé


    Background: High incidences of drug consumption and mental health problems are found among the Roma population in Spain, a reality that remains understudied. Past studies have indicated the positive role played by the Iglesia Evangélica Filadelfia (IEF) in promoting rehabilitation and prevention of these practices. Objective: In this article, authors analyze in which ways the IEF favors processes of drug rehabilitation and mental health recovery as well as the prevention of these problems among its Roma members. Methods: A communicative qualitative approach was developed. It was communicative because new knowledge was created by dialogically contrasting the existing state of the art with study participants. It was qualitative because everyday life stories were collected, gathering the experiences, perceptions and interpretations of Roma people who are actively involved in three different IEF churches based in Barcelona. Results: This article identifies these protective factors: anti-drug discourse, a supportive environment, new social relations, role model status, the promotion of interactions, the revaluation of oneself, spiritual activities and the improvement of the feeling of belonging and the creation of meaning. Conclusion: The present research contributes new evidence to the current understanding of the role played by the IEF in improving Roma health status and how the identified protective factors can contribute to rehabilitation and recovery from such problems in other contexts.

  9. Promoting the Social Inclusion and Academic Progress of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children: A Secondary School Case Study

    Gould, Siobhan


    The aim of this study was to identify support strategies used to promote "social inclusion" and "academic progress" of Key Stage 3 and 4 Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) pupils. The study used an interpretivist approach, incorporating an embedded single case study with several participant groups, namely GRT pupils, GRT parents,…

  10. Teaching about the Genocide of the Roma and Sinti during the Holocaust: Chances and Challenges in Europe Today

    Polak, Karen


    This article presents several projects, initiated during the first decade of the twenty-first century, that aim to make the history of the genocide of the Roma more known within the educational field. Some general challenges we face in teaching about the history of a group that is both the largest minority in Europe and, according to the European…

  11. The mediating effect of discrimination, social support and hopelessness on self-rated health of Roma adolescents in Slovakia

    Kolarcik, Peter; Geckova, Andrea Madarasova; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.; Van Dijk, Jitse P.


    Background: According to the EU-MIDIS report on discrimination, Roma are the most discriminated against group in Europe. Research suggests that experiencing discrimination may itself be detrimental to health. The aim of this paper is to investigate whether discrimination, hopelessness and social

  12. Youth subcultures and problem behaviours in Slovakia : Hip-Hop, Techno-scene, Metal, Punk, Skinheads and Roma

    Bobakova, Daniela


    Jongeren die deel uitmaken van jeugdsubculturen als hip-hop, techno-scene, metal, punk en skinheads, gebruiken vaker drugs, zijn vaker dronken, spijbelen vaker en beginnen eerder aan seks. Roma-jongeren zijn minder vaak dronken. Dat concludeert Daniela Bobáková op basis van een onderzoek onder deze


    Silviu COSTACHIE


    Full Text Available The Roma population, with approximately 10 million people, is the largest minority of Europe. Since the end of the communist era in Eastern Europe, mass emigration has occurred, mainly to Western Europe. Today across Western Europe the Roma still face huge problems in regard of discrimination and exclusion. A general change in the way they are perceived is necessary. In the last years, the European Union have put the Roma questions on the forefront of their discussions. Nevertheless, the situation of the minority is still very precarious and demands more concrete research and action.

  14. Controversies about cervical cancer screening: A qualitative study of Roma women's (non)participation in cervical cancer screening in Romania.

    Andreassen, Trude; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Nicula, Florian; Suteu, Ofelia; Itu, Andreea; Bumbu, Minodora; Tincu, Aida; Ursin, Giske; Moen, Kåre


    Romania has Europe's highest incidence and mortality of cervical cancer. While a free national cervical cancer-screening programme has been in operation since 2012, participation in the programme is low, particularly in minority populations. The aim of this study was to explore Roma women's (non)participation in the programme from women's own perspectives and those of healthcare providers and policy makers. We carried out fieldwork for a period of 125 days in 2015/16 involving 144 study participants in Cluj and Bucharest counties. Fieldwork entailed participant observation, qualitative interviewing and focus group discussions. A striking finding was that screening providers and Roma women had highly different takes on the national screening programme. We identified four fundamental questions about which there was considerable disagreement between them: whether a free national screening programme existed in the first place, whether Roma women were meant to be included in the programme if it did, whether Roma women wanted to take part in screening, and to what degree screening participation would really benefit women's health. On the background of insights from actor-network theory, the article discusses to what degree the programme could be said to speak to the interest of its intended Roma public, and considers the controversies in light of the literature on patient centred care and user involvement in health care. The paper contributes to the understanding of the health and health-related circumstances of the largest minority in Europe. It also problematizes the use of the concept of "barriers" in research into participation in cancer screening, and exemplifies how user involvement can potentially help transform and improve screening programmes. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  15. Los edificios deportivos de la Roma Antigua Sportive buildings in the ancient Rome

    Angela TEJA


    Full Text Available La educación física y el deporte retrocedió —en la Roma antigua— respecto a los ideales físico-corporales griegos. Por contra, se fomentó una notable cultura de espectáculos y divertimentos, especialmente durante la época imperial. A fin de dar cobijo a los diversos espectáculos se construyeron en la ciudad de Roma —y por mimetismo en todas las urbes del Imperio— sofisticados edificios. En efecto, además de una importante red de circos —el más emblemático de los cuales fue el circo Máximo—, se levantaron anfiteatros y termas, amén del estadio de Dominiciano. La autora pasa revista a las distintas instalaciones «deportivas» de la Roma antigua, así como a los espectáculos que albergaban: las carreras del circo, los combates de gladiadores, las cacerías de fieras, las naumaquias, sin olvidar las competiciones del estadio y la pasión romana por las termas.Sport and physical education —in Ancient Rome-, looked back to the physical ideals of the Greeks. In contrast, there was also a specific encouragement of spectacles and performance or general entertainment during the Imperial Era. In order to cater for the diverse shows, sophisticated buildings were constructed in Rome, and reproduced in all the built-up areas throughout the Empire. In fact, besides the important circus network, the most emblematic of these being Maximo's Circus, amphitheatres, arenas and spa resorts were constructed, in addition to the Dominitian Stadium. The author studies the different types of «sporting» installations in Ancient Rome, considering the entertainments which took place in them: chariot races, gladiatorial combat, the hunting of wild beasts, naval combats, the stadium sports and, of course, the Roman passion for spas and hot baths.

  16. Use of social learning theory in the prevention of obesity with Roma people

    Věra Olišarová


    Full Text Available Background: Education is one of the standard components of current nursing care. It is aimed at healthy and diseased and it aims to take responsibility for health. Constantly increasing prevalence of obesity is a global problem. As in the majority population in the Czech Republic and even serious situation of minorities. However, implemented intervention programs and strategies are targeted mainly at the majority population. The concept of social learning theory, however, offers the possibility of integrating previously neglected knowledge as it provides a social context that has a direct impact on the conduct of individuals. Objectives: The aim of this paper is to analyze the problems in the education of the Roma minority and to highlight the possibilities of using the concept of social learning theory in the development of intervention programs aimed at the prevention of overweight and obesity. Methods: This paper is based on data gathered in the implementation of qualitative research, where the research group consists of 25 Roma respondents older than eighteen years of age whose BMI was in the overweight or obese range (ie BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2. Among the respondents were 8 men and 17 women. The paper is also supported by the data obtained in the framework of the grant project aimed, inter alia, to determine the prevalence of these diagnoses among the Roma minority. Results: Culturally conditioned behavior patterns are a significant factor that can influence the effectiveness of implemented interventions. Already during the collection history with these patterns manifest themselves. Among other factors, are body image, social functions of eating, socioeconomic status and related dietary composition. Understanding the relationships between these factors and motivational elements of risk behaviors can go into nursing to bring a new dimension. Conclusions: Ethnicity is often a significant factor that affects the effectiveness of

  17. Approaches to Working with Children, Young People and Families for Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities. Annotated Bibliography for the Children's Workforce Development Council

    Robinson, Mark; Martin, Kerry; Wilkin, Carol


    This annoted bibliography relays a range of issues and approaches to working with Travellers, Irish Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and Show People. This is an accompanying document to the literature review report, ED501860.

  18. Trust and cooperation in the public sphere: why Roma people should not be excluded?

    Dragoş DRAGOMAN


    Full Text Available The recent political developments in Romania and other Central and East European countries, marked by rising populism and political extremism, shed light on the essential issue of building a free, tolerant and inclusive public sphere, which is willing to let arguments to be decisive instead of power, status, race or wealth. The current tendencies of socially excluding Roma, indiscriminately taken by populists for unjustified social burden and intolerable racial difference, are a warning for more radical political action that could undermine on the long-run the effort to set up a democratic public space. Excluding from start an entire minority would only encourage future exclusions based on ideology, ethnicity or religion, according to the narrow definition populists use to give to the concept of ‘people’.

  19. Le collezioni di Mammiferi del Museo Civico di Zoologia di Roma: una sintesi storica

    Gloria Svampa


    Full Text Available Il Museo Civico di Zoologia di Roma è sorto nel 1932 all?interno del Giardino Zoologico dell?allora Governatorato di Roma, di cui ha condiviso la direzione tecnica ed amministrativa sino al 1998. Il nucleo centrale delle collezioni è costituito dal materiale di proprietà universitaria, di quello che fu il Museo di Zoologia della Regia Università, a sua volta diretto discendente delle collezioni del Museo di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata del Pontificio Archiginnasio Romano. La quasi totalità degli esemplari tassidermizzati risale al periodo in cui l?Istituto di Zoologia fu diretto da Antonio Carruccio (1883-1914. Dal 1932, la collezione teriologica si è andata arricchendo, in particolare di materiale osteologico, soprattutto con acquisizioni provenienti dal Giardino Zoologico e da rare spedizioni scientifiche, come quella organizzata dal CNR nell?Alto Rio Negro del 1962-3, guidata da Ettore Biocca. Anche a causa del fatto che per molti anni il Museo è stato privo di curatori, mancano importanti collezioni teriologiche da studio, fatta eccezione per quella cetologica. In molti casi, singoli esemplari potenzialmente di grande valore scientifico, mancano di dati esatti sulla località di cattura. Nell?ambito di un programma di ricatalogazione della collezione recentemente intrapreso, particolare attenzione è stata posta all?acquisizione di tutti i dati legati alla storia dei singoli esemplari, rintracciabili attraverso i resoconti di viaggio dei singoli esploratori. Nel periodo universitario, infatti, il Museo della nuova capitale d?Italia fu oggetto di grande attenzione da parte di privati ed enti, a partire dai Savoia, che donarono le loro collezioni o il materiale raccolto durante le spedizioni effettuate. Il lavoro di revisione in corso sta mettendo in luce una serie di esemplari meritevoli di ulteriori, dettagliate ricerche. È probabile che molto del materiale del Museo, pervenuto a Roma attraverso donazioni della famiglia reale

  20. Escuela Pública y Proyecto Roma. Dadme una escuela y cambiaré el mundo



    Full Text Available Este trabajo pone de manifiesto las condiciones que debe reunir una escuela pública para cumplir el valor de lo público. Por eso, hablar de escuela pública es hablar de justicia social y de equidad en educación, y de una escuela de calidad para todos y todas. Hoy en día en la escuela publica es necesario y urgente reflexionar y hacer cambios didácticos en el papel del docente, en el discente y en el currículum. En coherencia con ello, se presenta el Proyecto Roma como modelo educativo y de investigación alternativo que cumple con los Derechos Humanos y busca la mejora de la escuela pública.

  1. The KRAB Zinc Finger Protein Roma/Zfp157 Is a Critical Regulator of Cell-Cycle Progression and Genomic Stability

    Teresa L.F. Ho


    Full Text Available Regulation of DNA replication and cell division is essential for tissue growth and maintenance of genomic integrity and is particularly important in tissues that undergo continuous regeneration such as mammary glands. We have previously shown that disruption of the KRAB-domain zinc finger protein Roma/Zfp157 results in hyperproliferation of mammary epithelial cells (MECs during pregnancy. Here, we delineate the mechanism by which Roma engenders this phenotype. Ablation of Roma in MECs leads to unscheduled proliferation, replication stress, DNA damage, and genomic instability. Furthermore, mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs depleted for Roma exhibit downregulation of p21Cip1 and geminin and have accelerated replication fork velocities, which is accompanied by a high rate of mitotic errors and polyploidy. In contrast, overexpression of Roma in MECs halts cell-cycle progression, whereas siRNA-mediated p21Cip1 knockdown ameliorates, in part, this phenotype. Thus, Roma is an essential regulator of the cell cycle and is required to maintain genomic stability.

  2. Constantino y la utilización político- ideológica de Roma



    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Constantino, al igual que ya hizo su antecesor Diocleciano1, no fijó su residencia en Roma, sino que, basándose fundamentalmente en principios geo-estratégicos, estableció su corte en diversas ciudades imperiales de Occidente y Oriente, para finalmente en el 330 hacer de Constantinopla la «nueva Roma». Sin embargo la antigua capital imperial, a pesar de dejar de ser el centro político-administrativo, no perdió el papel ideológico y siguió siendo considerada «reina del mundo», como afirma un panegirista. Constantino no es ajeno a dicha concepción y utiliza las tres visitas a ésta, años 312, 315 y 326, como elemento propaganístico de su política.

  3. Roma Hukuku’nda Gemi, Han ve Ahır İşletenlerin Receptum Sorumluluğu

    YEŞİLLER, Mehmet


    Çalışmamızda Roma Hukuku'nda gemi, han ve ahır işleten kimselerin sorumluluklarına ilişkin düzenlemeler ele alınmıştır. Roma?da özellikle gemi, han ve ahır işleten kimselerin yanlarında çalıştırdıkları kişilerin güvenilir olmamasından dolayı, taraflar arasındaki istisna sözleşmesinden kaynaklanan custodia sorumluluğuna ek olarak "actio de damno aut furto adversus nautas, caupones, stabularios ve receptum, nautae, cauponis, stabularii" sorumluluklarının düzenlendiği kaynaklardan...

  4. Access to health care for Roma children in Central and Eastern Europe: findings from a qualitative study in Bulgaria

    Spencer Nick J


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Despite the attention the situation of the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe has received in the context of European Union enlargement, research on their access to health services is very limited, in particular with regard to child health services. Methods 50 qualitative in-depth interviews with users, providers and policy-makers concerned with child health services in Bulgaria, conducted in two villages, one town of 70,000 inhabitants, and the capital Sofia. Results Our findings provide important empirical evidence on the range of barriers Roma children face when accessing health services. Among the most important barriers are poverty, administrative and geographical obstacles, low levels of parental education, and lack of ways to accommodate the cultural, linguistic and religious specifics of this population group. Conclusion Our research illustrates the complexity of the problems the Roma face. Access to health care cannot be discussed in isolation from other problems this population group experiences, such as poverty, restricted access to education, and social exclusion.

  5. E2 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism is predictive for obesity status in Roma minority population of Croatia.

    Zeljko, Hrvojka Marija; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana; Narančić, Nina Smolej; Tomas, Željka; Barešić, Ana; Salihović, Marijana Peričić; Starčević, Boris; Janićijević, Branka


    The Roma (Gypsies) are a transnational minority, founder population characterized by unique genetic background modeled by culturally determined endogamy. The present study explores whether the widely found cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk effects of ACE I/D, APOE (ε2, ε3, ε4), eNOS-VNTR and LEP G2548A polymorphisms can be replicated in this specific population. The community-based study was carried on 208 adult Bayash Roma living in rural settlements of eastern and northern Croatia. Risk effect of four CVD candidate polymorphisms are related to the most prominent classical CVD risk phenotypes: obesity indicators (body mass index and waist circumference), hypertension and hyperlipidemia (triglycerides, HDL and LDL cholesterol). For all of them the standard risk cut-offs were applied. The extent to which the phenotypic status is related to genotype was assessed by logistic regression analysis. The strongest associations were found for ε2 allele of the APOE as a predictor of waist circumference (OR 3.301; 95%CI 1.254-8.688; p = 0.016) as well as for BMI (OR 3.547; 95%CI 1.471-8.557; p = 0.005). It is notable that ε3 allele of APOE gene turned out to be a protective genetic factor determining low lipid levels. The strength of the relation and the similarity of the results obtained for both tested indicators of obesity provide firm evidence that APOE plays an important role in obesity development in the Roma population.

  6. Roma Hukuku’nda Gemi, Han ve Ahır İşletenlerin Receptum Sorumluluğu

    Mehmet YEŞİLLER


    Full Text Available Çalışmamızda Roma Hukuku'nda gemi, han ve ahır işleten kimselerin sorumluluklarına ilişkin düzenlemeler ele alınmıştır. Roma?da özellikle gemi, han ve ahır işleten kimselerin yanlarında çalıştırdıkları kişilerin güvenilir olmamasından dolayı, taraflar arasındaki istisna sözleşmesinden kaynaklanan custodia sorumluluğuna ek olarak "actio de damno aut furto adversus nautas, caupones, stabularios ve receptum, nautae, cauponis, stabularii" sorumluluklarının düzenlendiği kaynaklardan anlaşılmaktadır. Praetor Edictum'larıyla sağlanan ve haksız fiil benzerlerine dayanan söz konusu bu uygulamaların, Roma'da istisna sözleşmesinin koruyamadığı alana ilişkin olarak geniş uygulama imkanı buldukları görülmektedir.

  7. Effect of ethnicity on clinical presentation and risk of antiphospholipid syndrome in Roma and Caucasian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a multicenter cross-sectional study.

    Manzano-Gamero, Victoria; Pardo-Cabello, Alfredo J; Vargas-Hitos, José A; Zamora-Pasadas, Mónica; Navarrete-Navarrete, Nuria; Sabio, José M; Jáimez-Gámiz, Laura; Ríos-Fernandez, Raquel; Ortego-Centeno, Norberto; Ayala-Gutierrez, M Mar; de Ramón, Enrique; Colodro-Ruíz, Agustín; Micó-Giner, Luisa; Castillo-Palma, María J; Robles-Marhuenda, Ángel; Luna-Del Castillo, Juan de Dios; Jiménez-Alonso, Juan


    To determine if there are ethnic differences in the prevalence of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), clinical presentation and autoantibody profile between Roma and Caucasian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A cross-sectional study was conducted including data from Roma and Caucasian SLE patients consecutively attending six hospitals in Spain. Socio-demographic characteristics, prevalence of APS, clinical and analytical features of SLE and APS were compared between ethnic groups. Data from 52 Roma and 98 Caucasian SLE patients were included. Roma SLE patients had a higher risk (odds ratio 2.56, 95% CI 1.02-6.39) and prevalence of APS (28.8% vs. 13.3%, P = 0.027). Furthermore, Roma SLE patients had a statistically significant higher prevalence of abortions (23.5% vs. 10.2%, P = 0.049). In relation to other APS diagnostic criteria, Roma SLE patients had a non-statistically significant higher prevalence of fetal deaths (14.3% vs. 5.1%, P = 0.106) and thrombotic events (21.1% vs. 12.2%, P = 0.160). In relation to SLE clinical features, Roma patients had a significantly higher prevalence of arthritis (75% vs. 57.1%, P = 0.034) and non-significant higher prevalence of serositis (44.2% vs. 29.6%, P = 0.104), discoid lesions (11.5% vs. 5.1%, P = 0.191), oral ulcers (46.1% vs. 34.7%, P = 0.218) and livedo reticularis (21.1% vs. 15.3%, P = 0.374). No statistically significant differences were found in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Damage Index or the autoimmune serological profile. Prevalence and risk of APS were significantly higher in Roma SLE patients. Furthermore, Roma patients had a significantly higher prevalence of abortions and a non-significant higher prevalence of fetal deaths and thrombotic events. © 2017 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

  8. Roma in Slovakia – silent and invisible minority (Social Networking and Pastoral Pentecostal Discourse as a case of giving voice and positive visibility

    Tatiana Podolinská


    Full Text Available The contribution is meant to be a micro-case study to the issue of institutional production and reproduction of security of a selected minority group in Slovakia, through tracing the process of social networking and re-construction of the (ethnic identity on a religious basis. Principal attention is paid to the analysis of the transsocial and trans-ethnic discourse and the concept of New Roma as a de-ethnicised and ahistorically constructed label with positive and non-ascriptive connotations. The Pentecostal concept of the Family of God is studied in connection with the perception of the increased feeling of security not only within primary (family networks, but also within hybrid (religion-based networks. The New Roma concept offered to Roma by pastors would increase the potential of Roma to enter also secondary (professional and other kinds of networks within the mainstream society and allow them positive visibility at the mezzo-level of society. The new forms of social networking hand in hand with the new concept of de-ethnicised and deessentialised identity would allow Roma to change the management techniques from making security through invisibility to a more emancipative and assertive technique employing the paradigm “more visible = more secure”. The author points out the forced ethnicisation of the categories of Rom and Roma nation at the level of the practical discourse. From this point of view, the traditional type of ethnicity (based on traditional definitions of the nationis often intentionally over-communicated. Both ethnicisation (excessive accentuation of the ethnic perspective and de-ethnicisation (itsintentional suppression usually serve as practical (political tools for an objective fixing of the unfavourable position of Roma ethnic minority.This may produce a strong feeling of cultural hostility and insecurity on “both sides”. The author picks up the cases from practice and turns attention to the analysis of the

  9. Poder e política nos espetáculos oficiais da Roma Imperial

    Ludmila S. Almeida


    Full Text Available Os jogos e espetáculos realizados na Roma Imperial eram acontecimentos marcantes para a cidade. O Imperador, ao promovê-los, buscava alcançar ou consolidar um maior prestígio pessoal e político junto à população urbana. As fontes do período atestam que o circo e o anfiteatro se converteram num espaço, talvez único, para a população da Cidade se expressar, aplaudindo ou apresentando diversas modalidades de reivindicações – inclusive políticas – às autoridades presentes nas celebrações. Inúmeras alterações do contexto histórico, sobretudo a partir do IIIo século, refletiram-se na realização dos jogos. Sendo manifestações características de uma determinada configuração social, elas tendem a passar por um processo gradativo de diminuição numérica de frequência que culmina com o término de sua promoção na Cidade.

  10. Roma-Napoli ad Alta Velocità. Occasione per un riequilibrio modale

    Daniela Cerrone


    Full Text Available Sulle tratte nazionali, sempre più evidenti risultano i limiti del trasporto aereo sul quale, in modo determinante, incidono i tempi per raggiungere gli aeroporti, per le operazioni di chek-in e di imbarco. D’altra parte, sembra oramai esaurita la capacità del territorio di sostenere, soprattutto in prossimità delle grandi città e lungo le direttrici principali, ancora un aumento del traffico automobilistico. In tale scenario, la messa in esercizio in Italia delle prime tratte ferroviarie ad Alta Velocità prefigurarono un sempre maggiore utilizzo di tali vettori a fronte di una sostanziale diminuzione del ricorso al trasporto aereo e soprattutto privato su gomma. L’articolo propone una comparazione, in termini di costi, tempi di percorrenza, confort di viaggio, delle diverse modalità di trasporto a cui è possibile fare ricorso sulla tratta Roma-Napoli ed è finalizzato ad evidenziare gli elementi che incidono sul riequilibrio modale tra i collegamenti esistenti tra i due sistemi urbani.

  11. Differential effect of soil and environment on metabolic expression of turmeric (Curcuma longa cv. Roma).

    Sandeep, I S; Sanghamitra, Nayak; Sujata, Mohanty


    Curcuma longa (Zingiberaceae) is known for its uses in medicine, cosmetics, food flavouring and textile industries. The secondary metabolites of turmeric like essential oil, oleoresin and curcumin are important for its multipurpose uses. These traits of turmeric vary from place to place due to the influence of environment, soil and agro-climatic conditions. Here, we analyzed turmeric from different agroclimatic regions for influence of various factors on its growth and yield of important phytochemicals. A high curcumin yielding cultivar i.e., Roma was collected from high altitude research station, Koraput (HARS) and planted in nine agroclimatic regions of Odisha. Analysis of soil texture, pH, organic carbon, micro and macro nutrients were done from all the studied zones up to 2nd generation. Plants grown in their released station i.e., Eastern Ghat High Land showed 5% of curcumin and were taken as control. Plants grown in different agroclimatic zones showed a range of 1.4-5% of curcumin and 0.3-0.7% of rhizome essential oil and 0.3-1% of leaf essential oil content. Gas chromatography and mass spectra analysis showed tumerone and alpha phellandrene as the major compounds in all the zones with 10-20% variation. The present study will be immensely helpful for standardization and management of environmental and ecological factors for high phytochemical yield in turmeric plant.

  12. Edificio de la Sociedad “La Rinascente”,en Roma, Italia

    Albini, Franco


    Full Text Available This building has three levels below ground and seven floors above the ground. The power plant for various installations and storerooms are in the lowest basement, the dressing rooms for the staff and merchandise stores are in the second basement, and a supermarket occupies the first one. The ground floor and the next four floors are salesrooms and other offices connected with sales, whilst the top floor houses the company's headquarters. Because of its design and layout, and its general construction, this is one of the most refined and complex buildings that has been recently completed in Rome.Consta de: tres plantas de sótanos, planta baja y seis plantas sobre el nivel del suelo. El tercer sótano alberga las centrales de las instalaciones y almacenes de mercancías; el segundo sótano, los servicios, vestuarios de los empleados y almacenes de mercancías, y en el primero hay un supermercado. La planta baja y las cuatro primeras plantas están dedicadas a salas de venta; la quinta, a almacén de mercancías, y la sexta aloja las oficinas de la Sede de la Sociedad. El edificio, por su concepción, tratamiento y diseño, es uno de los más refinados y complejos que se ha construido en Roma durante los últimos años.

  13. E2 allele of the Apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism is predictive for obesity status in Roma minority population of Croatia

    Salihović Marijana


    Full Text Available Abstract Background and Aims The Roma (Gypsies are a transnational minority, founder population characterized by unique genetic background modeled by culturally determined endogamy. The present study explores whether the widely found cardiovascular diseases (CVD risk effects of ACE I/D, APOE (ε2, ε3, ε4, eNOS-VNTR and LEP G2548A polymorphisms can be replicated in this specific population. Methods and Results The community-based study was carried on 208 adult Bayash Roma living in rural settlements of eastern and northern Croatia. Risk effect of four CVD candidate polymorphisms are related to the most prominent classical CVD risk phenotypes: obesity indicators (body mass index and waist circumference, hypertension and hyperlipidemia (triglycerides, HDL and LDL cholesterol. For all of them the standard risk cut-offs were applied. The extent to which the phenotypic status is related to genotype was assessed by logistic regression analysis. The strongest associations were found for ε2 allele of the APOE as a predictor of waist circumference (OR 3.301; 95%CI 1.254-8.688; p = 0.016 as well as for BMI (OR 3.547; 95%CI 1.471-8.557; p = 0.005. It is notable that ε3 allele of APOE gene turned out to be a protective genetic factor determining low lipid levels. Conclusion The strength of the relation and the similarity of the results obtained for both tested indicators of obesity provide firm evidence that APOE plays an important role in obesity development in the Roma population.

  14. Dal Centro Storico alla Città Storica: la dimensione progettuale della conservazione − Il caso di Roma

    Elio Trusiani


    Com a adoção do Plano Regulador, Roma finalmente adquiriu uma nova perspectiva para construir o seu desenvolvimento, partir de um sistema histórico-ambiental tutelado e valorizado (base concreta da sustentabilidade), valorizando a reorganização funcional e espacial das suas estruturas subterrâneas. Uma cidade projetada em uma dimensão metropolitana e organizada segundo um modelo policêntrico – no qual se chama atenção aos trabalhos regulares e superamentos do velho conceito de centro “históri...

  15. The forest behind the bar charts: bridging quantitative and qualitative research on Roma/Tigani in contemporary Romania.

    Rughiniş, Cosima


    Rughiniş discusses three controversial issues with regard to surveys of the Romani population: ethnonym use, self-identification versus hetero-attribution of Romani ethnicity, and the use of variables in reference to Romani settlements. She uses data sets from ten surveys of Romanian Roma between 2000 and 2008 as well as the 2002 Romanian Census to compare two types of samples, and to explore the consequences of several research choices for the quality of the data. In addition to specific methodological issues, Rughiniş addresses the relevance to such surveys of qualitative research in Romani communities.

  16. Tránsito del Derecho Penal Internacional desde el Tratado de Versalles y de Nuremberg hasta Roma

    Castaño, Deissy Motta


    El marco del presente artículo se sustenta en la trascendencia del análisis de las instituciones internacionales en relación con los delitos contemplados como crímenes de guerra en conflagraciones entre Estados y su intervención en la problemática de la violencia interna. El tránsito del derecho penal internacional desde el Tratado de Versalles y de Nuremberg hasta Roma, constituye una aproximación a una genealogía histórica del derecho internacional, relativo a los crímenes de guerra durante...

  17. ¿Entre Roma y Madrid?: la reforma regalista y el Sínodo de Charcas (1771-1773

    Luque Alcaide, Elisa


    Full Text Available En el contexto de las diversas interpretaciones historiográficas sobre la reforma eclesiástica americana del siglo XVIII, el artículo apunta la existencia de una corriente reformista autóctona. El Sínodo de Charcas (1771-1773 fue una iniciativa americana: lo convocó un obispo criollo antes de recibir el Tomo regio de Carlos III que pondría en marcha los concilios provinciales regalistas en América. El trabajo indaga las directrices reformistas del Sínodo en los decretos sobre párrocos y doctrineros. El estudio de la fuentes de esos decretos pone de relieve la recepción de los escritos de Benedicto XIV que, desde Roma, impulsó durante su pontificado (1740-1758 un movimiento de renovación cristiana. Los datos recogidos llevan a sostener que en el siglo XVIII existieron en América dos proyectos de reforma eclesiástica: uno regalista fraguado en Madrid y otro eclesial autóctono, en sintonía con las iniciativas de Roma y en continuidad con los concilios americanos de los siglos XVI y XVII.

  18. Frequency of adult type-associated lactase persistence LCT-13910C/T genotypes in the Czech/Slav and Czech Roma/Gypsy populations

    Jaroslav A. Hubácek


    Full Text Available Abstract Lactase non-persistence (leading to primary lactose intolerance is a genetically dependent inability to digest lactose in adulthood. As part of the human adaptation to dairying, the human lactase LCT-13910C/T mutation (which propagates adult expression of lactase developed, spread and participated in the adaptation to dairying. This variant is associated with lactase activity persistence, and its carriers are able to digest lactose. We compared the frequencies of lactase 13910C/T (rs4988235 genotypes in Czechs/Slavs (N = 288 and Czech Gypsies/Roma (N = 300, two ethnically different groups where this polymorphism has not yet been analysed. Allelic frequencies significantly differed between the populations (p < 0.0001. In Czechs/Slavs, the lactase persistence T allele was present in 76% of the individuals, which is in agreement with frequencies among geographically neighbouring populations. In the Czech Gypsy/Roma population, only 27% of the adults were carriers of at least one lactase persistence allele, similar to the Indian population. In agreement with this result, dairy product consumption was reported by 70.5% of Czechs/Slavs and 39.0% of the Czech Gypsy/Roma population. Both in the Czech Gypsy/Roma and in the Czech/Slavs populations, the presence of carriers of the lactase persistence allele was similar in subjects self-reporting the consumption of unfermented/fresh milk, in comparison to the others.

  19. Health-Related Quality of Life of the Roma in Greece: The Role of Socio-Economic Characteristics and Housing Conditions.

    Pappa, Evelina; Chatzikonstantinidou, Simela; Chalkiopoulos, George; Papadopoulos, Angelos; Niakas, Dimitris


    The aim was to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of the Roma and further to detect the significant determinants that are associated with their HRQL. The cross-sectional study involved 1068 Roma adults living in settlements (mean age 36). HRQL was measured by the Greek version of SF-36 Health Survey and further socio-demographic characteristics (sex, age, marital status, education, permanent occupation etc.) and housing conditions (stable housing, access to basic amenities such as drinkable water, drainage, electricity which compose material deprivation) were involved. Non parametric tests and multiple linear regression models were applied to identify the factors that have significant association with HRQL. After controlling for socio-demographic characteristics, health status and housing conditions, sex, age, education, chronic diseases, stable housing and material deprivation were found to be significant determinants of the Roma's HRQL. Men reported significantly better health than women as well as those who attended school compared to the illiterate. Chronic diseases were remarkably associated with poor HRQL from 10 units in MH (Mental Health) to 34 units in RP (Role Physical). Material deprivation was related to lower GH (General Health), and VT (Vitality) scores and higher RP (Role Physical) and RE (Role Emotional) scores. Chronic conditions and illiteracy are two key areas that contribute significantly to worse HRQL. Policies should be part of a comprehensive and holistic strategy for the Roma through intervention to education, housing and public health.

  20. Higher content of C18:1 trans fatty acids in early human milk fat of Roma breast-feeding women

    Marhol, Petr; Dlouhý, P.; Rambousková, J.; Pokorný, R.; Wiererová, O.; Hrnčířová, D.; Procházka, B.; Anděl, M.


    Roč. 51, č. 5 (2007), s. 461-467 ISSN 0250-6807 Grant - others:GA Mzd(CZ) NJ6120 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50200510 Source of funding: V - iné verejné zdroje Keywords : trans fatty acids * roma * human milk Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 1.831, year: 2007

  1. A Idealização de Roma e a sua aceitação pelos Cristãos (Conclusão

    Pedro Moacyr Campos


    Full Text Available (Primeiro Parágrafo do Artigo Visto o ponto principal do nosso trabalho, resta-nos examinar agora a atitude dos autores cristãos do século V em relação à cidade de Roma, depois de encerrada oficialmente a luta entre o estado romano e o Cristianismo

  2. Oana M. Oprean, Romania’s Accession to the European Union and Its Impact on the Roma Minority (Saarbrűcken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012

    Henrieta Serban


    Full Text Available Review of the book by Oana M. Oprean Romania’s Accession to the European Union and Its Impact on the Roma Minority, Saarbrűcken, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012, ISBN 978-3-8465-8671-6, 73p.

  3. An Exploration of Training and Support Issues For Those Working with Children, Young People and Families from Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities

    Robinson, Mark; Martin, Kerry; Haines, Ben; Kinder, Kay; Wilkin, Anne; Derrington, Chris


    Research has shown the extent of social exclusion among children and young people of Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Showpeople (GRT) communities, in terms of education, health, and accommodation, and that many mainstream services have little experience of working effectively with these communities. The Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda…

  4. Analysis of migration trends and functions of areas inhabited by Roma: Example of Međimurje county (Croatia and the settlement of Kuršanec

    Kliček Slaven


    Full Text Available Međimurje County stands out as a developed and densely populated county of Central Croatia. Demographic and socio-economic developmental trends of Međimurje indicate the referred-to status: age structure, birth rates, population activity rates and share of jobs are significantly higher than the Croatian average. At the same time, Međimurje is home to one of the largest Croatian Roma communities, ethnically homogeneous and spatially isolated, whose predominantly unfavourable geographical features make the opposite developmental pole of previously described developed areas inhabited by the majority population. Development indicators at county level have omitted concrete living conditions of Roma. They inhabit the rural periphery characterized by social and spatial segregation, unemployment and existence on the margins of society and settlements. This paper provides an analysis of housing, economic and social functions of areas inhabited by Roma, as well as migratory trends and main functional orientation of these areas in Međimurje County. In so, the settlement of Kuršanec will be emphasized as a representative example of areas inhabited by Roma in Međimurje County.

  5. Konsep Persatuan Dengan Kematian Dan Kebangkitan Kristus Berdasarkan Roma 6:1-14

    Hanny Frederik


    Full Text Available Persatuan orang percaya dengan Kristus adalah doktrin yang merupakan pemikiran kunci dalam ajaran Tuhan bahkan sangat penting bagi teologi Paulus sehingga seorang penafsir, James S. Stewart menyebutnya sebagai “inti dari agama Paulus.” Menurut hasil uraian tentang konsep persatuan dengan kematian dan kebangkitan Kristus berdasarkan Roma 6:1-14, maka penulis menarik beberapa kesimpulan sebagai berikut: Pertama, orang percaya telah dipersatukan dengan kematian dan kebangkitan Kristus melalui baptisan, yang berarti ia turut serta mengalami peristiwa-peristiwa yang dialami oleh Kristus dalam sejarah, yakni penyaliban, kematian, penguburan dan kebangkitan Kristus. Kedua, persatuan dengan kematian dan kebangkitan Kristus mengakibatkan berlalunya ciptaan lama, yaitu kematian manusia lama sebagai status atau kedudukan seseorang dalam persekutuannya dengan Adam. Kematian Kristus adalah kematian bagi dosa, karena itu dalam persatuan dengan kematian Kristus, orang percaya juga telah mati bagi dosa. Ketiga, persatuan dengan kematian dan kebangkitan Kristus menghasilkan ciptaan baru, yaitu kehidupan baru sebagai status atau kedudukan orang percaya dalam persekutuan dengan Kristus. Keempat, kehidupan yang berpadanan dengan status baru orang percaya dalam Kristus adalah kehidupan dalam pengudusan yang meliputi hidup dalam pertobatan dan hidup untuk melayani Allah.The unity of the believer with Christ is a doctrine which is a key thought in the teaching of Jesus, moreover it is very important for Paul’s theology such that one commentator, James S. Stewart, delineates it as the “Man in Christ: The Vital Elements of St. Paul’s Religion.” Based upon the results of an analysis about the concept of unity in the death and resurrection of Christ based upon Romans 6: 1-14, the author draws several conclusions as follows: First, believers have been made one with the death and resurrection of Christ through baptism, which means the believer participates in

  6. A comparison of CA125, HE4, risk ovarian malignancy algorithm (ROMA, and risk malignancy index (RMI for the classification of ovarian masses

    Cristina Anton


    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Differentiation between benign and malignant ovarian neoplasms is essential for creating a system for patient referrals. Therefore, the contributions of the tumor markers CA125 and human epididymis protein 4 (HE4 as well as the risk ovarian malignancy algorithm (ROMA and risk malignancy index (RMI values were considered individually and in combination to evaluate their utility for establishing this type of patient referral system. METHODS: Patients who had been diagnosed with ovarian masses through imaging analyses (n = 128 were assessed for their expression of the tumor markers CA125 and HE4. The ROMA and RMI values were also determined. The sensitivity and specificity of each parameter were calculated using receiver operating characteristic curves according to the area under the curve (AUC for each method. RESULTS: The sensitivities associated with the ability of CA125, HE4, ROMA, or RMI to distinguish between malignant versus benign ovarian masses were 70.4%, 79.6%, 74.1%, and 63%, respectively. Among carcinomas, the sensitivities of CA125, HE4, ROMA (pre-and post-menopausal, and RMI were 93.5%, 87.1%, 80%, 95.2%, and 87.1%, respectively. The most accurate numerical values were obtained with RMI, although the four parameters were shown to be statistically equivalent. CONCLUSION: There were no differences in accuracy between CA125, HE4, ROMA, and RMI for differentiating between types of ovarian masses. RMI had the lowest sensitivity but was the most numerically accurate method. HE4 demonstrated the best overall sensitivity for the evaluation of malignant ovarian tumors and the differential diagnosis of endometriosis. All of the parameters demonstrated increased sensitivity when tumors with low malignancy potential were considered low-risk, which may be used as an acceptable assessment method for referring patients to reference centers.

  7. Instructions for learning Italian in two early modern Dutch travel guides: Delitiae Italiae (1602 and Delitiae Urbis Romae (1625

    José van der Helm


    Full Text Available Istruzioni per imparare l'italiano in due guide di viaggio olandesi della prima età moderna: Delitiae Italiae (1602 e Delitiae Urbis Romae (1625I primi decenni del secolo XVII hanno visto la pubblicazione di due guide di viaggio specificamente destinate a un pubblico neerlandese che intende a viaggiare in Italia. La Delitiae Italiae è stata pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1602, ad Arnhem, essendo un adattamento di un’edizione tedesca pubblicata in occcasione dell’anno giubilare (1600; la Delitiae Urbis Romae appare nel 1625 ad Amsterdam ed offre una descrizione dei luoghi di interesse di Roma includendo una serie di illustrazioni. L’ultima guida risulta anch’essa un adattamento in neerlandese di un’edizione scritta originariamente in latino e pubblicata da Domenicus Custodi ad Augusta (Germania. Le due guide non stanno a sé; esse fanno parte di un corpus di testi di viaggio prodotto dalla metà del Cinquecento in poi: lavori dettagliati che miravano a fornire informazioni su tutti gli aspetti dell’Italia accanto a guide di viaggio compatte, di carattere ibrido, che non descrivono solo i luoghi da visitare, ma vogliono fornire anche informazioni pratiche. Sono guide piccole, pubblicate nel formato comodo in ottavo o in duodecimo, e da paragonare alle guide Lonely Planet, riferimento moderno per i viaggiatori indipendenti. Le due Delitiae descritte in questo articolo entrano chiaramente nellla categoria di guida pratica. Inoltre esse contengono − come parte del loro obiettivo di essere di uso pratico − delle istruzioni per imparare la lingua italiana: una serie di dialoghi in neerlandese-italiano si trova in appendice. Viene analizzato il contenuto di questi dialoghi, nonché il materiale linguistico stesso proveniente da circoli mercantili Quattro- e Cinquecenteschi di Anversa. Infine si ricerca la motivazione degli editori di ripubblicare il materiale mettendolo in un nuovo contesto secentesco: il viaggiatore

  8. Constipación funcional en pediatría: Criterios de Roma IV, diagnóstico y tratamiento

    David Avelar Rodríguez


    Full Text Available La constipación (o estreñimiento en pediatría es una de las entidades pediátricas más comunes que el médico general y el pediatra ven en la práctica diaria. Es la causa gastrointestinal más común que resulta en la derivación del paciente a especialistas, causa significativa de ansiedad en los padres. La constipación en pediatría es funcional en 90-95% de los casos. El diagnóstico continúa siendo basado en los criterios de Roma IV. El tratamiento consiste en una etapa de desimpactación y una de mantenimiento.

  9. Regulated open multi-agent systems (ROMAS) a multi-agent approach for designing normative open systems

    Garcia, Emilia; Botti, Vicente


    Addressing the open problem of engineering normative open systems using the multi-agent paradigm, normative open systems are explained as systems in which heterogeneous and autonomous entities and institutions coexist in a complex social and legal framework that can evolve to address the different and often conflicting objectives of the many stakeholders involved. Presenting  a software engineering approach which covers both the analysis and design of these kinds of systems, and which deals with the open issues in the area, ROMAS (Regulated Open Multi-Agent Systems) defines a specific multi-agent architecture, meta-model, methodology and CASE tool. This CASE tool is based on Model-Driven technology and integrates the graphical design with the formal verification of some properties of these systems by means of model checking techniques. Utilizing tables to enhance reader insights into the most important requirements for designing normative open multi-agent systems, the book also provides a detailed and easy t...

  10. Depósito de agua para la exposición universal de Roma

    Colosimo, Roberto


    Full Text Available As part of the general water services for the Universal Exhibition in Rome, an elevated tank has been built, which will meet all the water requirements of this Exhibition, and constitutes one of its outstanding landmarks. The structure of the water tank is reinforced concrete. The central stem, containing the pipes, stairs and lifts, extends through the tank itself and ends in a circular central spillway. The shape of the tank is very original, and has made it possible to fit into it an observation balcony, where a bar or restaurant can also be installed. The sloping supports withstand the horizontal thrusts due to wind pressure. The weight of the water is taken up by a circular ring, from which eight cantilever beams extend inwards. These do not reach to the centre, as this space is taken up with the services. The foundation consists of a circular slab, made of concrete, in the shape of truncated cone, 28.5 m diam. at the bottom, and 27.2 m at the top, and is 2.3 m thick. This slab rests on 301 piles. The water tank rises to a height of 51 m and can hold 2,500 m3 of water. It is absolutely watertight.Dentro del plan general hidráulico realizado por el señor Colosimo para la exposición Universal de Roma, y como remate del mismo, se ha construido este depósito elevado, destinado a cubrir las necesidades totales del recinto. La estructura es de hormigón armado. El núcleo central, que contiene las canalizaciones, escaleras y ascensores, se prolonga en el interior del depósito propiamente dicho y termina formando una cuneta anular que sirve de rebosadero. La forma particularmente original de la, copa, ha permitido crear un mirador en el que se podrá instalar un bar o restaurante. Los soportes oblicuos absorben los esfuerzos horizontales que crea el efecto del viento. La carga hidrostática, que origina el agua es resistida por un anillo circular del cual parten ocho ménsulas que no se han podido prolongar en el interior del cuerpo central

  11. Dal Centro Storico alla Città Storica: la dimensione progettuale della conservazione − Il caso di Roma

    Elio Trusiani


    Full Text Available Com a adoção do Plano Regulador, Roma finalmente adquiriu uma nova perspectiva para construir o seu desenvolvimento, partir de um sistema histórico-ambiental tutelado e valorizado (base concreta da sustentabilidade, valorizando a reorganização funcional e espacial das suas estruturas subterrâneas. Uma cidade projetada em uma dimensão metropolitana e organizada segundo um modelo policêntrico – no qual se chama atenção aos trabalhos regulares e superamentos do velho conceito de centro “histórico”, conjugado à parte mais antiga do centro urbano, e a assunção do conceito de “cidade histórica” – compreende um universo mais vasto e difuso no território (do medieval ao Renascimento ao Novecentos. Um método inovador de leitura da cidade, não mais por zonas homogêneas mas por tecidos − isso permite superar o modo de tratamento unitário por zonas inteiras e lê-las ao invés de diferenciá-las, sobretudo em uma cidade como Roma, e para tanto ler as atuais exigências de transformação, procurando conferir, ou restituir, ao final cidade histórica a difícil tarefa de regular a valorização, orientar as estratégias de requalificação, construir as condições do projeto, recuperando, em tal sentido, a dimensão projetual da conservação.

  12. La teoría de los Cuatro Imperios como elemento opositor al Helenismo y a Roma

    Laura Bizzarro


    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los textos de Daniel 2 y 7, y los Manuscritos del Mar Muerto (4Q243-44 4Q245 Pseudo-Daniel; 4Q552 y 4Q553/4Q Cuatro Reino en comparación con las teorías griegas de Hesíodo y Herodoto. Dicha teoría sobre la sucesión de imperios (Asirios/ Babilonio, Medos, Persas, Macedonia, Roma, uno más fuerte que él otro, que se suceden; aparece atestiguada en la literatura persa, la greco-romana, la helenística y en los Círculos Daniélicos. Los historiadores romanos, que utilizaron las fuentes griegas y agregaron como quinto imperio al Romano, como el más fuerte e indestructible. En nuestra investigación localizamos influencias persa y griega atestiguada en el sustrato más antiguo de Daniel, unidas a las tradiciones proféticas en el Antiguo Testamento y demostramos que dicha teoría fue utilizada de manera diferente en los círculos apocalípticos judeos-palestinos. La diferencia más notable entre las fuentes grecorromanas, y Daniel (AT o Qumran es que en éste nunca se agregó el quinto imperio (Roma y que explícitamente en Daniel 7 se hace hincapié en que tras la derrota del cuarto imperio (seléucida-helenístico, por parte del reino de los Santos del Altísimo, llegaría el “Reino de Dios”, atemporal, cuyo rey sería un “Hijo de Hombre”, representante directo del Dios de Israel.

  13. Social closure and discriminatory practices related to the Roma minority in the Czech Republic through the perspective of national and European institutions

    Lucie Cviklová


    Full Text Available While differentiating among notions of social exclusion, social closure and bridging social capital, the article analyses the evolution of cultural and social borders between the Czech majority on the one hand and the Roma minority on the other. Special attention has been paid to current legal practices concerning discrimination which have shifted the burden of proof in favor of ethnic minorities and have introduced cleavages between the processes of direct and indirect discrimination. It is explained that the unequal access to elementary education has been crucial in generating social exclusion of the minority. In relation to this, the landmark decision of the European Court of Human Rights is discussed, as it particularly highlights the importance of educational segregation of Roma people in Czech schools for children with learning disabilities.

  14. Formas de ocio en la antigua Roma: desde la dinastía Julio-Claudia (Octavio Augusto hasta la Flavia (Tito Flavio Domiciano

    Maximiliano Korstanje


    Full Text Available Basados en una mitología netamente política (helénica y poseedores de recursos estratégicos favorables, los romanos se convirtieron en una de las civilizaciones dominantes de su tiempo. En este sentido, muchos investigadores dedicados al turismo, actualmente, han investigado los orígenes y las formas de ocio en la antigua Roma, aunque de manera superficial y muy general. El objetivo del presente trabajo es profundizar sobre las formas de ocio en la Roma Imperial durante las dinastías Julio-Claudia y Flavia, para así poder explicar cuál era la relación del ocio, como institución, con el poder político de la época.

  15. Preoperative HE4 and ROMA values do not improve the CA125 diagnostic value for borderline tumors of the ovary (BOT) - a study of the TOC Consortium.

    Braicu, Elena Ioana; Van Gorp, Toon; Nassir, Mani; Richter, Rolf; Chekerov, Radoslav; Gasimli, Khayal; Timmerman, Dirk; Vergote, Ignace; Sehouli, Jalid


    Borderline tumors of the ovary (BOT) are a distinct entity of ovarian tumors, characterized by lack of stromal invasion. Recent studies postulated that the presence of invasive implants, incomplete staging, fertility sparing surgery and residual tumor after surgery are major prognostic factors for BOT. There are no biomarkers that can predict BOT or the presence of invasive implants. The aim of our study was to assess the value of CA125 and HE4 alone, or within ROMA score for detecting BOT, and for predicting the presence of invasive implants. Retrospective, monocentric study on 167 women diagnosed with BOT or benign ovarian masses. Serum HE4, CA125 levels and ROMA were assessed preoperatively. Due to low number of BOT with invasive implants, we performed an unmatched analysis (consecutive patients) and a matched analysis (according to age and histology) to compare BOT with invasive implants, BOT without invasive implants and benign disease. There were no significant differences in the HE4 and CA125 expressions in the three groups of patients (p = 0.984 and p = 0.141, respectively). The ROC analysis showed that CA125 alone is superior to ROMA and HE4 in discriminating patients with BOT with invasive implants from patients with benign diseases and BOT without invasive implants. A newly established score, ROMABOT, did not perform better than ROMA. The analysis of the matched groups revealed similar results as the analysis of all samples. Both HE4 and CA125 are not reliable biomarkers for the diagnosis of BOT or for predicting the presence of invasive implants.

  16. A Idealização de Roma e a sua aceitação pelos Cristãos (III

    Pedro Moacyr Campos


    Full Text Available (Primeiro Parágrafo do Artigo Vimos, no capítulo anterior, tôda uma corrente de idéias anti-romanas, pregando um início de uma era feliz, assinalada pela queda de Roma, cujo castigo teria sido decidido pela Divindade em virtude dos crimes cometidos contra os povos dominados, particularmente o judeu.

  17. School Self-Concept of Children in the System of Lower Secondary Education in Slovakia - Comparison of Slovak and Roma Children

    Michal Čerešník


    Full Text Available In the paper we compare a school self-concept in Slovak and Roma children in the system of lower secondary education. As a method of diagnostics we used the Student’s Perception of Ability Scale (SPAS, in Slovak Dotazník sebapoňatia školskej úspešnosti detí by Matějček, Vágnerová (1992, who are the authors of the original Czech and Slovak standardisation. We used the innovated form of the scale (Čerešník, 2013. The results of the statistical analysis show significant differences between the compared groups in the monitored indicators of the school self-concept. If we accept that the majority of Roma children come from socially disadvantaged environment then these children belong to children with special educational needs (according to the Act No. 245/2008. Thus, the worse school self-concept in Roma children is not a surprising result. This finding is valid, especially in the relation to possible subdeprivation or deprivation experience based on the deficiency of stimuli leading to saturation of physiological, social and psychological needs.

  18. Minoría gitana, Derecho penal y teorías republicanas del castigo || Roma Minority, Criminal Law and Republican Theories of Punishment

    Oscar Pérez de la Fuente


    Full Text Available Resumen: En primer lugar, este artículo plantea argumentos contra el prejuicio antigitano. En especial, los diversos intentos  de mezclar biología y Derecho penal.   En segundo lugar,  analiza tres elementos que explican mejor la relación entre minoría gitana y justicia penal: a El prejuicio como una profecía que se autocumple; b El Derecho penal como un caso de discriminación indirecta; c El prejuicio como falacia de la generalización.  En tercer lugar, se estudian las teoricle ly this artetribucionista, utilitarista y restaurativa desde las perspectiva de los derechos de los miembros de la minorías del castigo retribucionista, utilitarista y restaurativa desde las perspectiva de los derechos de los miembros de la minoría gitana.  Abstract: Firstly, this article focus on some arguments about the prejudice against Roma people. Specially, different attempts of mixing biology and criminal Law. Secondly, it is analysed three elements that explain better the relationship between Roma minority and criminal justice: a Prejudice as a prophecy that it self-accomplishes; b Criminal Law as a case of indirect discrimination; c The prejudice as a fallacy of generalization. Thirdly, it is studied the retributionist, utilitarian and restorative theories of punishment from the perspective of the rights of the members of Roma minority. 

  19. AV e attività di eccellenza. Nuove opportunità localizzative nel sistema Roma-Napoli

    Adriana Galderisi


    Full Text Available Il contributo propone una lettura delle possibili influenze della realizzazione delle reti AV sulla localizzazione/distribuzione di attività di eccellenza, quali attività direzionali, di management, di servizio alle imprese e alla pubblica amministrazione, con specifico riferimento alla tratta AV Roma-Napoli. A partire da una caratterizzazione delle attività di eccellenza, se ne evidenzia anzitutto la spiccata tendenza alla concentrazione urbana, la dipendenza da efficaci connessioni sia immateriali che materiali e la rilevanza assunta dalla variabile temporale nelle scelte localizzative (Sassen, 2001. Quindi, in riferimento ad alcune esperienze europee, si esaminano i principali effetti, in termini di attrazione/concentrazione di tali attività, connessi alla realizzazione delle reti AV (Sands 1993; Vickerman e Ulied, 2006; Gemeente Amsterdam, 2007. Sulla base di tali considerazioni e tenendo conto delle più recenti definizioni e metodi di misura dell’accessibilità (Axhausen et al. 2006; Spiekermann, Wegener, 2005, lo studio propone un indicatore di “accessibilità” finalizzato ad individuare e graduare, in ragione dei livelli di accessibilità, un sistema di luoghi urbani interconnessi mediante reti su ferro (AV e reti metropolitane e regionali dai quali le attività di eccellenza potranno massimizzare il proprio bacino di utenza. L’individuazione di un sistema di luoghi urbani a diverso grado di accessibilità consente di evidenziare le numerose opportunità per la localizzazione di attività di eccellenza che si dischiudono a seguito della riduzione dei tempi di spostamento consentita dalle reti AV. In tal senso, l’indicatore proposto può costituire un utile supporto alle decisioni sia per l’attore pubblico consentendo di governare e orientare i processi di trasformazione conseguenti alla realizzazione della rete AV, estendendone i benefici dalle aree di stazione a più ampie porzioni urbane sia per l’investitore privato

  20. Randomized comparison of the clinical outcome of single versus multiple arterial grafts: the ROMA trial-rationale and study protocol.

    Gaudino, Mario; Alexander, John H; Bakaeen, Faisal G; Ballman, Karla; Barili, Fabio; Calafiore, Antonio Maria; Davierwala, Piroze; Goldman, Steven; Kappetein, Peter; Lorusso, Roberto; Mylotte, Darren; Pagano, Domenico; Ruel, Marc; Schwann, Thomas; Suma, Hisayoshi; Taggart, David P; Tranbaugh, Robert F; Fremes, Stephen


    The primary hypothesis of the ROMA trial is that in patients undergoing primary isolated non-emergent coronary artery bypass grafting, the use of 2 or more arterial grafts compared with a single arterial graft (SAG) is associated with a reduction in the composite outcome of death from any cause, any stroke, post-discharge myocardial infarction and/or repeat revascularization. The secondary hypothesis is that in these patients, the use of 2 or more arterial grafts compared with a SAG is associated with improved survival. The ROMA trial is a prospective, unblinded, randomized event-driven multicentre trial comprising at least 4300 subjects. Patients younger than 70 years with left main and/or multivessel disease will be randomized to a SAG or multiple arterial grafts to the left coronary system in a 1:1 fashion. Permuted block randomization stratified by the centre and the type of second arterial graft will be used. The primary outcome will be a composite of death from any cause, any stroke, post-discharge myocardial infarction and/or repeat revascularization. The secondary outcome will be all-cause mortality. The primary safety outcome will be a composite of death from any cause, any stroke and any myocardial infarction. In all patients, 1 internal thoracic artery will be anastomosed to the left anterior descending coronary artery. For patients randomized to the SAG group, saphenous vein grafts will be used for all non-left anterior descending target vessels. For patients randomized to the multiple arterial graft group, the main target vessel of the lateral wall will be grafted with either a radial artery or a second internal thoracic artery. Additional grafts for the multiple arterial graft group can be saphenous veins or supplemental arterial conduits. To detect a 20% relative reduction in the primary outcome, with 90% power at 5% alpha and assuming a time-to-event analysis, the sample size must include 845 events (and 3650 patients). To detect a 20% relative

  1. L'applicazione dei Sistemi Informativi Geografici per la valutazione dei bisogni di salute della popolazione pediatrica immigrata residente a Roma

    A. G. De Belvis


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    Obiettivi: lo studio applica i GIS per l’analisi dei bisogni di salute della popolazione immigrata in età pediatrica regolarmente residente a Roma e per la costruzione di bacini di utenza a livello di Municipio, ASL e Comune rispetto alle corrispondenti strutture di offerta.

    Materiali e Metodi: i dati sono stati acquisiti dall’Ufficio Statistica del Comune di Roma (popolazione in età 0-18 anni residente al 31/12/2002 per Municipio, Distretto e ASL. I dati relativi all’offerta dei servizi per l’infanzia delle ASL sono stati reperiti dalle ASL, dal Comune e dalla Caritas di Roma. I dati sono stati successivamente inseriti, verificati ed analizzati attraverso i programmi Excel e Stata7. L’utilizzo delle applicazioni GIS è stato realizzato attraverso il software Arc-View.

    Risultati: dei 169.064 immigrati presenti al 31/12/2002, quelli in età pediatrica (29.629 sono variabilmente distribuiti rispetto al totale degli immigrati e alla popolazione pediatrica residente.
    Ad esempio, la proporzione immigrati minori/immigrati varia da un minimo del 7,3% in Municipio I, ad un massimo del 20,1% nei Municipi VII e VII (Media: 13.26, I.C.95%: 11.46-15.05.
    L’analisi ha permesso di caratterizzare i bisogni socio-sanitari per Municipio, distretto e ASL. Una valutazione quantitativa della relazione bisogno/offerta è stata realizzata georeferenziando la popolazione immigrata in età pediatrica con le corrispondenti strutture di offerta censite.

    Conclusioni: l’utilizzo dei GIS in epidemiologia e sanità pubblica si presenta sempre più prezioso, per la capacità di sintetizzare, rappresentare efficacemente i fenomeni, suggerire ipotesi di correlazioni tra i fenomeni e indirizzare le decisioni in sanità.
    L’applicazione dei GIS sulla popolazione immigrata in età pediatrica – regolarmente residente a Roma - si è prestata in maniera efficace

  2. Places of Faith: A Reflection on Landscape of Manila Cathedral Plaza de Roma and Istiqlal Mosque Sacred Grounds of Jakarta

    Pujalte, MM; Navarra, N.


    Crossing boundaries of faith from Manila to Jakarta, this study is to classify the open spaces in their sacred grounds according to its characteristics, elements, use of space and hierarchy of importance in landscape design approach. The reflection of their religious landscape in preserving the traditional, and exploring the non-traditional aspect of their landscape design in global setting is carried out thru a spatial analysis for Plaza de Roma of Manila Cathedral and the sacred grounds of Istiqlal Mosque. The design framework would tackle: concepts, planning approach, functional symbolic values, and aesthetics used. The data and information are all examined based on observation, historical background, analyses, and literature content in determining spatial functions. Finally, when results are completed, this will give a better understanding on the importance of open areas in Manila and Jakarta’s sacred spaces; paving way for a better sense of comfort in spiritual contemplation. This will also help reveal the commonalities in spiritual practices between Islam and Christianity, and the role of landscape in their religion and faith.


    Susana González Marín


    Full Text Available Las bibliotecas públicas en Roma surgieron al comienzo del Imperio y, aunque en principio eran continuadoras del espíritu de las bibliotecas privadas de época republicana, el estudio de algunos de sus rasgos –su origen, su uso, la distribu- ción de sus fondos, su diseño, etc. – revela que su aparición aportó novedades que implican un cambio en la concepción de la propia biblioteca, así como en el sistema cultural y literario. Su función canonizadora se acentuó, entre otras cosas por el papel que los emperadores desempeñaron en su creación, de manera que las bibliotecas públicas se convirtieron en una institución literaria fundamental a la hora de construir una literatura latina en pie de igualdad con la literatura griega, sobre cuya configuración también influyeron inevitablemente.

  4. Ocio y ascesis aristocrática : Jerónimo y su lectio divina en Roma (382-385

    Raúl González Salinero


    Full Text Available A su llegada a Roma en el año 382, Jerónimo se convirtió en el guía espiritual de un grupo de mujeres aristocráticas que, influidas por el emergente espíritu del monacato oriental, llevaban una vida ascética en el interior de sus mansiones. Siguiendo la estela de la tradición intelectual que había caracterizado al otium aristocrático, aunque en este caso reorientado hacia el universo cultural cristiano, el estudio y la exégesis de las Sagradas Escrituras a través de la lectio divina se convirtió en el rasgo distintivo del propositum sanctitatis.On his arrival at Rome (382, Jerome did become the spiritual leader of an aristocratic women’s group that, influenced by the emergent spirit from the eastern monastic life, did lead an ascetic life inside their palaces. Following the trail of the intellectual tradition that had characterized the aristocratic otium, although reorientated in this case to the Christian cultural universe, the study and exegesis of the Holy Scriptures throughout the lectio divina did become into the distintive feature of the propositum sanctitatis.

  5. Comparison of the Agilent, ROMA/NimbleGen and Illumina platforms for classification of copy number alterations in human breast tumors

    Naume B


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Microarray Comparative Genomic Hybridization (array CGH provides a means to examine DNA copy number aberrations. Various platforms, brands and underlying technologies are available, facing the user with many choices regarding platform sensitivity and number, localization, and density distribution of probes. Results We evaluate three different platforms presenting different nature and arrangement of the probes: The Agilent Human Genome CGH Microarray 44 k, the ROMA/NimbleGen Representational Oligonucleotide Microarray 82 k, and the Illumina Human-1 Genotyping 109 k BeadChip, with Agilent being gene oriented, ROMA/NimbleGen being genome oriented, and Illumina being genotyping oriented. We investigated copy number changes in 20 human breast tumor samples representing different gene expression subclasses, using a suite of graphical and statistical methods designed to work across platforms. Despite substantial differences in the composition and spatial distribution of probes, the comparison revealed high overall concordance. Notably however, some short amplifications and deletions of potential biological importance were not detected by all platforms. Both correlation and cluster analysis indicate a somewhat higher similarity between ROMA/NimbleGen and Illumina than between Agilent and the other two platforms. The programs developed for the analysis are available from Conclusion We conclude that platforms based on different technology principles reveal similar aberration patterns, although we observed some unique amplification or deletion peaks at various locations, only detected by one of the platforms. The correct platform choice for a particular study is dependent on whether the appointed research intention is gene, genome, or genotype oriented.

  6. Roma y los sistemas monetarios provinciales. Monedas romanas acuñadas en Hispania en la segunda guerra púnica



    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se señala la libertad económica que la Roma republicana concedió a las provincias para la acuñación de moneda local y para la utilización de los sistema ponderales propios. En el caso de Hispania todos los valores acuñados bajo Roma proceden de patrones indígenas, incluido el mal llamado "denario ibérico". Por su parte, los generales romanos gozan de la misma libertad de acuñación respecto a su sistema monetario y se aprovechan de los factores económicos más rentables en las provincias; de ello son testimonio todos los valores anómalos de plata acuñados por Roma en Hispania que ya conocíamos y las nuevas monedas que publicamos aquí: una dracma del Juramento y los ases y semises de plata, las libellae y simbellae citadas por Varrón.ABSTRACT. We point out the economic freedom that Rome allowed the provinces in regard to the monetary sistems. In Hispania all the values minted in the Republican times are inscribed in the indigenous metrological standards, included the wrongly called "denario ibérico". On their side the Roman generals enjoyed the same freedom for minting any value in any metal in the provinces in regard to profit the special economic characteristic of the land. That is proved by all the anomalous silver denominations minted by the Romans in Spain, some of them newly discovered: a drachme of the Oath-taking scene and the silver ases and semises, the libellae and simbellae quoted by Varron.

  7. Muerte, despedazamiento y apoteosis de Rómulo : un estudio sobre la realidad histórica del primer rey de Roma

    Ángel Luis Casquillo Fumanal


    Full Text Available El descuartizamiento de Rómulo y su apoteosis celestial con el nombre de Quirino no son dos variantes de la muerte del primer rey de Roma, que se excluyan mutuamente, sino dos versiones que hay que armonizar. Augusto Fraschetti (2002 y Andrea Carandini (2006 y 2007 quieren reducir la historicidad del relato sobre la muerte de Rómulo sólo a su despedazamiento, que interpretan como un reparto de la soberanía de Roma entre los senadores y las curias. Pero, siguiendo la tesis de historiador antropólogo Angelo Brelich (1960, hay que recalcar que el despedazamiento del cadáver regio, lejos de tener algo que ver con el reparto de la soberanía en Roma, se remonta a un ritual de inmortalización de la función regia en la Grecia prearcaica (Dioniso y en el antiguo Egipto (Osiris.The tearing to pieces of Romulus and his apotheosis in heaven with the name Quirinus are not variants, mutually autoexcluding, of the death of the first king of Rome. Augusto Fraschetti (2002 y Andrea Carandini (2006 y 2007 reduce the historicity of the narration of the death of Romulus only to his tearing to pieces, that they interprete as an appropriation of the Rome sovereignty by the senators and the curias. But, following the thesis of the historian anthropologist Angelo Brelich (1960, it must be emphasized that the dismemberment of the royal corpse, far from being related to the distribution of the sovereignty, retroacts a ritual of immortality of the regal function in prearchaic Greece (Dionysos and Egypt (Osiris.

  8. Preliminary findings indicate nosocomial transmission and Roma population as most affected group in ongoing measles B3 genotype outbreak in Bulgaria, March to August 2017.

    Kurchatova, Anna; Krumova, Stefka; Vladimirova, Nadezhda; Nikolaeva-Glomb, Lubomira; Stoyanova, Asya; Kantardjiev, Todor; Gatcheva, Nina


    From March to August 2017, 165 measles cases were reported from three regions in Bulgaria. The age range was 0-55 years and 66% of the cases were under 9 years. The Roma population was disproportionally affected (89% of cases), 41% cases were unvaccinated and in 24 cases there was nosocomial transmission mostly in paediatric departments. A child under 12 months of age died. Control measures have been taken and the investigation is still ongoing. This article is copyright of The Authors, 2017.

  9. Needles, Jabs and Jags: a qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to child and adult immunisation uptake among Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

    Cath Jackson


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Gypsies, Travellers and Roma (referred to as Travellers are less likely to access health services including immunisation. To improve immunisation rates, it is necessary to understand what helps and hinders individuals in these communities in taking up immunisations. This study had two aims. 1. Investigate the views of Travellers in the UK on the barriers and facilitators to acceptability and uptake of immunisations and explore their ideas for improving immunisation uptake; 2. Examine whether and how these responses vary across and within communities, and for different vaccines (childhood and adult. Methods This was a qualitative, cross-sectional interview study informed by the Social Ecological Model. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 174 Travellers from six communities: Romanian Roma, English Gypsy/Irish Travellers (Bristol, English Gypsy (York, Romanian/Slovakian Roma, Scottish Show people (Glasgow and Irish Traveller (London. The focus was childhood and selected adult vaccines. Data were analysed using the Framework approach. Results Common accounts of barriers and facilitators were identified across all six Traveller communities, similar to those documented for the general population. All Roma communities experienced additional barriers of language and being in a new country. Men and women described similar barriers and facilitators although women spoke more of discrimination and low literacy. There was broad acceptance of childhood and adult immunisation across and within communities, with current parents perceived as more positive than their elders. A minority of English-speaking Travellers worried about multiple/combined childhood vaccines, adult flu and whooping cough and described barriers to booking and attending immunisation. Cultural concerns about antenatal vaccines and HPV vaccination were most evident in the Bristol English Gypsy/Irish Traveller community. Language, literacy, discrimination, poor

  10. Calidad de vida en pacientes con diferentes subtipos de estreñimiento de acuerdo a los criterios de ROMA III

    M.C. Ruiz-López; E. Coss-Adame


    Antecedentes: El estreñimiento funcional y el síndrome de intestino irritable con estreñimiento son altamente prevalentes y generan alteración en la calidad de vida de quienes los padecen. Objetivos: Evaluar la calidad de vida en pacientes con estreñimiento funcional y síndrome de intestino irritable, de acuerdo a los criterios de ROMA III, utilizando cuestionarios: PAC-QOL y SF-36. Materiales y métodos: Estudio transversal tipo encuesta autoadministrado. Se aplicó PAC-QOL, SF-36 y cues...

  11. [Indicators of statin use as a model for qualitative evaluation of chronic disease management in the Local Health Unit Roma B].

    Ciaralli, Fabrizio; Summaria, Francesco; Mustilli, Marina; Vasselli, Loredana; D'Urso, Antonio; Degrassi, Flori


    In chronic diseases the adherence and persistence to therapeutic treatments are often lower than guidelines said. This leads to a worse therapeutic effect of the treatments and to a misuse in healthcare costs. Our study evaluates the impact of a pharmacoutilization analysis model, derived from the administrative database of the Local Health Unit Roma B. In particularly we calculate some indicators of adherence, persistence, occasional treatment and switch in patients on statins secondary prevention treatment (patients discharged from Hospital with Acute Myocardial Infarction diagnosis). The model that we developed would be successfully used in the cost-effective analysis of other drugs.

  12. Micromammals (Insectivora; Rodentia of "Valle dell'Inferno" (Rome / Micromammiferi (Insectivora; Rodentia della Valle dell'Inferno (Roma

    Roberto Federici


    Full Text Available Abstract A research on micromammals in the area of "Valle dell'Inferno" (in the north-west of Rome was carried out. The study was based on a previous phytosociological survey which describes a Quercus suber population in the valley (a once larger residua1 of a roman cork-tree wood which is now included in the town. Specimens from Rodents (Apodemus sylvaticus, Mus domesticus, Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus, Pitymys savii and Insectivores (Crocidura suaveolens, Erinaceus europaeus were captured by live traps. Most of Insectivores specimens are represented by C. suaveolens. Generally C. suaveolens lives in sympatry with C. leucodon but no specimens of the latter were found in this area. Three different kinds of landscape are present in the "Inferno" valley, namely, the wood, the meadow, and the bottom valley (with high anthropic impact; we have compared these three landscapes with biotic indexes (index of faunistic affinity, index of biocoenotic affinity and index of environmental evaluation. We have also compared through the same indexes, the micromammal fauna of the "Inferno" valley with six other differently polluted localities in Latium, where animals were captured with the same live traps. This area retains its natura1 environment in despite of the high anthropic impact. Riassunto È stato effettuato uno studio sulla micromammalofauna terrestre della Valle dell'Inferno situata a nord-ovest di Roma. Lo studio è basato su una precedente indagine fitosociologica effettuata per la caratterizzazione vegetazionale di una sughereta un tempo molto estesa ed ora racchiusa nell'abitato cittadino. È stato pertanto possibile tracciare, tramite gli indici biotici, una correlazione tra microteriocenosi ed effetti dell'impatto antropico.

  13. Oboliscum in circo positum est: monumentos tebanos en Roma y Constantinopla (s. IV. Memoria, expolio y religión.

    Aja Sánchez, José Ramón


    Full Text Available Some of the larger obelisks erected in the Pharaonic Egypt were removed and re-used by the Roman emperors. The paper focuses on two of these monoliths, named both Lateran and Teodosian, monuments which were transferred to Rome and Constantinople by Christian emperors in the fourth century. These splendid obelisks present more problems than these of many others, and the author hopes the readers will gain a clearer understanding of the nature of these. The paper analyzes the problematic aspects of their very long histories, and also their religious, ornamental and ideological re-using. The differences with respect to their oldest functions in Egypt are somewhat.Algunos de los obeliscos más grandes erguidos en el Egipto faraónico fueron reutilizados por los emperadores romanos. El artículo se centra en dos de estos monolitos, llamados Laterano y Teodosiano, monumentos que fueron trasladados a Roma y Constantinopla por emperadores cristianos en el siglo IV. Estos magníficos obeliscos presentan más problemas que el resto, y el autor espera que los lectores obtengan un conocimiento más claro de la naturaleza de los mismos. El trabajo analiza los aspectos problemáticos de sus extensísimas historias, y también su reutilización religiosa, ornamental e ideológica. Las diferencias con respecto a sus antiguas funciones en Egipto son algo menores de lo que a priori cabría esperar.

  14. Approaches to Working with Children, Young People and Families for Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities. A Literature Review Report for the Children's Workforce Development Council

    Robinson, Mark; Martin, Kerry


    The Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) commissioned this literature review as the first part of a project exploring issues around and approaches to working with Travellers, Irish Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and Showpeople, and the support, training and other programs available to staff involved. The project is intended to contribute to…

  15. Primeras conclusiones sobre el culto y la iconografía de Santiago el Mayor en la ciudad de Roma

    Vázquez Santos, Rosa


    Full Text Available This article deals with the artistic and devotional topography associated with St. James the Great in the city of Rome based on a study of the churches and pilgrim hospitals under his patronage. An examination of the principal bibliographical and documental sources, especially those concerned with topography and iconography, has led to two aspects that converge: one is chronological, and has allowed us to date the foundation, disappearance, destruction or change of patronage of the churches, confirming a strong development of the cult of Saint James between the Jubilee Year 1300 and the end of the 15th century, and subsequently a rapid decline throughout the 16th century into the first decades of the 17th century; the second aspect is geographical and demonstrates the importance of the basilica of St. Peter, its relics and its pilgrims in the early development of the cult of St. James and then, later, the connection between those hospitals and churches and the pilgrimage to the main Roman basilicas. To this is added a study of the works of art, preserved or lost, relics, processions and other liturgical expressions, completing a study which aims at presenting and overall picture of the subject.

    El presente artículo ofrece una topografía artística y devocional de Santiago el Mayor en la ciudad de Roma a través del estudio de las iglesias y hospitales que estuvieron bajo su titularidad. De la consulta sistemática de las principales fuentes bibliográficas y documentales, principalmente topográficas e iconográficas, hemos obtenido dos discursos que se entrecruzan: uno cronológico que permite fechar la fundación, desaparición, derribo o cambio de titularidad de las iglesias estudiadas, confirmando un fuerte desarrollo del culto compostelano entre el Jubileo de 1300 y finales del siglo XV, así como un acelerado declive a lo largo del siglo XVI y primeras décadas del XVII; el segundo discurso, geogr

  16. Fiumicino: New Port City and Gateway of Rome Fiumicino: nuova città portuale e porta di Roma

    Luciano Fonti


    impianto opportunamente strutturato. Un porto (di qualsiasi tipologia potrebbe quindi rappresentare un formidabile volano di sviluppo economico per l’intera area fiumicinense, che diventerebbe così la testata dell’asse di connessione con la città di Roma, che si sta espandendo proprio in direzione mare con la nuova fiera, commercity e l’aera di Parco Leonardo. In definitiva Fiumicino, grazie alla sua posizione strategica rispetto alla metropoli romana e grazie alla sue potenzialità, potrebbe acquisire un nuovo ruolo nel panorama delle città satelliti romane, quello di porta di Roma, affrancandosi definitivamente dal suo status di brano di ex periferia.

  17. Algirdas Brazauskas : Ma ei häbene rahvale oma liini näidata / Algirdas Brazauskas ; interv. Sirje Pärismaa

    Brazauskas, Algirdas, 1932-2010


    Taasiseseisvunud Leedu esimene president oma ametiaja suurimatest saavutustest, oma edu saladusest, muutustest Leedu ühiskonnas, Balti riikide ühtsusest, Leedu-Vene suhetest, kokkupuudetest Eestiga jm. Eluloolisi andmeid

  18. Roberto Deidier (Roma, 1965)

    Nappi, Paolino; Deidier, Roberto


    No recuerdo cómo empezó, ni siquiera recuerdo si hubo un verdadero comienzo. Por mi carácter soy propenso a la sorpresa, por lo tanto no amo proyectos, estrategias, prospectivas, y soy ajeno a cualquier tipo de mercadeo. Hay un hermoso poema de Kavafis que habla de esto, de no disipar la vida en negocios y comercios: no me costó tomarlo en serio. Los grandes descubrimientos vinieron con las informaciones que encontré en los manuales de la carrera de Letras. En las aulas de la Universidad «La ...

  19. The Roma at Risk


    guided more by practical considerations than by humanitarianism,”28 allowed Gypsies to settle in their lands. The Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa who...ordered the name of Gypsy to be dropped, in favour of Ujmagyar or ‘New Hungarian’.”30 Empress Maria Theresa’s approach was emulated by Frederick the

  20. Instituto Massimo, en Roma

    Rebecchini, Salvatore


    Full Text Available This school complex, known as the Massimo Institute, involves ten separate buildings, where the various forms of teaching are held (both primary and secondary education, and there is also a large court, a gymnasium, two chapels, the priests quarters, also a nunnery, and various secondary facilities, such as stores, porter's lodge and washrooms. The Institute can deal with 1500 pupils, who can move from one section of the school to another along covered passages, which also help to give unity and a pleasant pattern to the total project.El conjunto escolar que constituye el Instituto Massimo, comprende: diez edificios, en los cuales se desarrollan actividades docentes—enseñanza primaria y secundaria—con un gran atrio de distribución; gimnasio; una capilla mayor y una menor; el edificio para los padres rectores del conjunto; el de las monjas; el de los almacenes y servicios; la portería; etc. La capacidad del Instituto es de 1.500 alumnos, y lo más característico de su composición es la red de pasajes cubiertos que enlaza, con gran agilidad plástica, los diferentes edificios.


    Mihail CREŢU


    Full Text Available Studiul de faţă survolează raza practicilor discriminatorii şi situaţiile de victimizare împotriva imigranţilor moldoveni, provocate de italieni şi chiar de alte grupuri minoritare, rezidenţi ai oraşelor Brescia, Milano şi Roma. În cadrul studiului am lucrat cu două categorii de imigranţi: primul grup de imigranţi şi al doilea grup de imigranţi. Primul grup de imigranţi reprezintă persoanele care lucrează sau locuiesc pe teritoriul Italiei pentru o perioadă de până la 6 luni; al doilea grup de imigranţi sunt persoanele care lucrează sau locuiesc pe teritoriul Italiei pentru o perioadă mai mare de 6 luni. Indiferent de sexul, vârsta, venitul personal şi pe gospodărie, statutul social, tipul şi frecvenţa activităţilor sociale în care sunt implicaţi, la momentul sosirii în Italia, toţi imigranţii au şanse egale de a fi supuşi atitudinilor discriminatorii. Studiul a indicat faptul că probabilitatea de a se confrunta cu situaţii discriminatorii este mult mai mare la nivelul imigranţilor din primul grup decât al celor din al doilea grup, motivul justificator dominant fiind provenienţa etnică a imigran­ţilor. Cel mai frecvent aceştia întâmpină reacţii discriminatorii la momentul exerciţiului muncii lor şi atunci când aplică pentru un loc de muncă. În acelaşi timp, imigranţii se confruntă mai rar cu atitudini discriminatorii în magazine, bănci, restaurante şi în stradă. Ponderea imigranţilor din primul grup victime ale numeroaselor comportamente discriminatorii în situaţii multiple prevalează semnificativ asupra ponderii imigranţilor din al doilea grup.Vârsta şi frecvenţa activităţilor sociale a imigranţilor din primul grup sporesc şansele acestora de a fi discriminaţi. Fiecare dintre factorii enumeraţi mai sus joacă un rol determinant în creşterea probabilităţii comportamentelor discri­mi­na­torii împotriva imigranţilor din al doilea grup. În linii generale, dac

  2. La Nación Española de Roma y la embajada del comendador santiaguista Gonzalo de Beteta (1484

    Nieto Soria, José Manuel


    Full Text Available Gonzalo de Beteta is considered one of the first permanent ambassadors in the history of Spain and the first such ambassador to the Holy See, After he failed in the discharge of his mission, in 1484, there occurred the intervention of the "Nación Española de Roma", taking charge of safeguarding crown interests in Rome until the new ambassador's arrival. These events would be manipulated historically and documentarily centuries later when, right in the 18th century, bourbon regalism tried to project its claims of royal patronage over Spain's national churches in Rome. This article, based upon a manuscript in the Menéndez Relay o Library in Santander, strives to tackle the description of those events and their interpretation from this biased dialogue bourbon objectives and the true events of the late 15th century.[fr] Gonzalo de Beteta est considéré comme un des premiers ambassadeurs permanents de l'histoire d'Espagne et le premier ayant assumé cette charge auprès du Saint-Siège. Son décès, survenu au cours de l'accomplissement de sa mission en 1484, donna lieu à l'intervention de la "Nación Española de Roma", chargée de la sauvegarde des intérêts royaux à Rome jusqu'à la arrivée du novel ambassadeur. Ces faits seraient manipulés historiquement et documentairement des siècles plus tard, en plein XVIIIᵉ siècle, au cours des revendications de prérogatives royales sur les églises nationales espagnoles à Rome. En s'appuyant sur un manuscrit de la Bibliothèque Menéndez y Pelayo de Santander, cet article tente d'aborder la description de ces événements et leur interprétation à partir du dialogue intéressé entre ces objectifs bourbonniens et les véritables événements de la fin du XVᵉ siècle.

  3. JeS - dengi k dengam / Algirdas Brazauskas ; interv. Ilja Nikiforov

    Brazauskas, Algirdas, 1932-2010


    Leedu peaministri sõnul ei ole nüüd, kui EL-is hakati valmistuma uueks finantsperioodiks, tunda euroliidu humanitaarseid ideid aidata alliansi riike sõltuvalt nende arengutasemest, ei ole tunda eelkõige EL-i vanade riikide tähelepanu ega solidaarsusidee realiseerumist

  4. 76 FR 4940 - Algirdas J. Krisciunas, M.D.; Revocation of Registration


    ... deaths in Broward County, ``they have * * * extra workers inspecting, they got a lot of money from the... just $250 at a couple of places. Id. Registrant told Rix that a new law passed in February would...

  5. Le cure educative nella scuola di Mompiano e nelle Case dei bambini di Roma e Milano in età giolittiana.

    Tiziana Pironi


    Full Text Available Nell’importante fase di modernizzazione che investe la società italiana agli inizi del Novecento, il problema delle istituzioni infantili prescolastiche diventa centrale nel dibattito pedagogico del tempo. Rilevante appare il contributo offerto dall’emancipazionismo femminile per un superamento delle vecchie pratiche filantropiche in vista di un moderno concetto di assistenza: ciò implica il superamento della visione puramente custodialistica dell’ “asilo”, di cui si sottolinea l’importante funzione educativa, con una conseguente riflessione sulle “cure” da destinare all’infanzia. E’ proprio in questo momento che si realizzano due esperienze educative, su cui converge subito l’attenzione del mondo politico e pedagogico, e che diventeranno due punti di riferimento per l’educazione infantile. Si tratta di due “modelli” profondamente segnati dalla differenziata situazione socio-culturale in cui vengono inizialmente sperimentati: la Scuola materna di Rosa Agazzi, espressione di un’Italia ancora in prevalenza agricola e contadina; la Casa dei bambini di Maria Montessori, concepita in un progetto di riqualificazione urbanistica, nella realtà di degrado sociale delle grandi periferie di Roma e di Milano.

  6. Advanced DInSAR analysis for building damage assessment in large urban areas: an application to the city of Roma, Italy

    D'Aranno, Peppe J. V.; Marsella, Maria; Scifoni, Silvia; Scutti, Marianna; Sonnessa, Alberico; Bonano, Manuela


    Remote sensing data play an important role for the environmental monitoring because they allow to provide systematic information on very large areas and for a long period of time. Such information must be analyzed, validated and incorporated into proper modeling tools in order to become useful for performing risk assessment analysis. These approaches has been already applied in the field of natural hazard evaluation (i.e. for monitoring seismic, volcanic areas and landslides). However, not enough attention has been devoted to the development of validated methods for implementing quantitative analysis on civil structures. This work is dedicated to the comprehensive utilization of ERS / ENVISAT data store ESA SAR used to detect deformation trends and perform back-analysis of the investigated structures useful to calibrate the damage assessment models. After this preliminary analysis, SAR data of the new satellite mission (ie Cosmo SkyMed) were adopted to monitor the evolution of existent surface deformation processes and to detect new occurrence. The specific objective was to set up a data processing and data analysis chain tailored on a service that sustains the safe maintenance of the built-up environment, including critical construction such as public (schools, hospital, etc), strategic (dam, highways, etc) and also the cultural heritage sites. The analysis of the test area, in the southeastern sector of Roma, has provided three different levels and sub-levels of products from metropolitan area scale (territorial analysis), settlement scale (aggregated analysis) to single structure scale (damage degree associated to the structure).

  7. Passado e presente: Sicília e Mileto, Roma e Afrodísias no romance de Cáriton

    Adriane da Silva Duarte


    Full Text Available Quéreas e Calírroe, romance de Cáriton de Afrodísias (I d.C., tem como ponto de partida e de retorno do par protagonista a cidade de Siracusa, na Sicília do início do século IV a.C.. Uma parte considerável da ação, contudo, se passa em Mileto, para onde se desloca a heroína. Procura-se investigar aqui as razões dessa opção de Cáriton, que já na primeira sentença de sua obra proclama sua nacionalidade, alertando o leitor que o autor é um grego que vive na periferia do império romano. A hipótese é que a escolha por situar a ação do romance no passado reflita menos a emulação do relato historiográfico, especialmente o de Tucídides, mas antes uma estratégia para tratar indiretamente da relação entre Afrodísias e Roma no presente.

  8. Simultaneous and individual quantitative estimation of Salmonella, Shigella and Listeria monocytogenes on inoculated Roma tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum var. Pyriforme) and Serrano peppers (Capsicum annuum) using an MPN technique.

    Cabrera-Díaz, E; Martínez-Chávez, L; Sánchez-Camarena, J; Muñiz-Flores, J A; Castillo, A; Gutiérrez-González, P; Arvizu-Medrano, S M; González-Aguilar, D G; Martínez-Gonzáles, N E


    Simultaneous and individual enumeration of Salmonella, Shigella and Listeria monocytogenes was compared on inoculated Roma tomatoes and Serrano peppers using an Most Probable Number (MPN) technique. Samples consisting of tomatoes (4 units) or peppers (8 units) were individually inoculated with a cocktail of three strains of Salmonella, Shigella or L. monocytogenes, or by simultaneous inoculation of three strains of each pathogen, at low (1.2-1.7 log CFU/sample) and high (2.2-2.7 log CFU/sample) inocula. Samples were analyzed by an MPN technique using universal pre-enrichment (UP) broth at 35 °C for 24 ± 2 h. The UP tubes from each MPN series were transferred to enrichment and plating media following adequate conventional methods for isolating each pathogen. Data were analyzed using multifactorial analysis of variance (p  simultaneous), type of bacteria (Salmonella > Shigella and L. monocytogenes), type of sample (UP broth > pepper and tomato), and inoculum level (high > low). The MPN technique was effective for Salmonella on both commodities. Shigella counts were higher on tomatoes compared to peppers, (p < 0.05), and for L. monocytogenes on peppers (p < 0.05). Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. La calidad y normalización en la construcción de la Edad Antigua, Mesopotamia, Egipto, Grecia y Roma. Análisis de la calidad en la sillería del Acueducto de Segovia.

    Estévez Ruiz, Daniel


    El presente trabajo aborda el análisis mediante una investigación documental y un trabajo de campo, (investigación combinada), tratando las evidencias de la historia, en especial de la historia antigua, relacionadas con la construcción, así como las distintas herramientas o instrumentación dedicada a la normalización, estandarización y el control de la ejecución de las edificaciones en la antigua Mesopotamia, pasando por el Antiguo Egipto, Grecia y centrándonos en Roma, todo comparado con la ...

  10. Planos de arquitectos españoles publicados en Roma (s. XIX: el Teatro de Marcelo y el Santuario de Hércules Vencedor

    García Sánchez, Jorge


    Full Text Available In the eighteenth century, numerous architects, including Spaniards, travelled to Rome to study the ancient monuments, at a time when a view of the Greco-Roman past prevailed in European art as an aesthetic solution and theoretical answer to outdated Baroque art. These works constitute an important graphic document of the condition of the classic monuments at that time, and they reflect the archaeological interest of the Enlightenment. As a perfectly developed science, architecture approached the analysis of Antiquity with a precision that did not exist in antiquarian mentality, as demonstrated in the two examples we offer here: the elaboration of the archaeological plans of the Theatre of Marcellus and the Sanctuary of Hercules Victor.En el siglo XVIII el estudio de los monumentos de la Antigu.edad condujo a numerosos arquitectos a Roma, incluidos los españoles, en una época en la que predominaba en las artes europeas una contemplación del pasado grecorromano como solución estética y respuesta teórica al caduco arte barroco. Estos trabajos constituyen una importante documentación gráfica del estado de los monumentos clásicos en aquel entonces, y reflejan las inquietudes arqueológicas del Siglo de la Ilustración. Al tratarse de una ciencia ya perfectamente desarrollada, la arquitectura abordó el análisis de la Antigu.edad con una precisión inexistente en la mentalidad anticuaria, como demuestran los dos ejemplos que ofrecemos: la elaboración de los planos del Teatro de Marcelo y del Santuario de Hércules Victor.

  11. Consorciando os habitantes: As experiências das “zonas O” e dos “topónimos” em Roma

    Carlo Cellamare


    Full Text Available Em Roma, no último século, o fenómeno do abusivismo (que em italiano indica uma verdadeira “cultura da ilegalidade urbana” tornou‑se uma modalidade comum de desenvolvimento dos aglomerados urbanos. O fenómeno – que tinha originalmente um cariz “de necessidade”, devido à incapacidade dos poderes públicos de resolver a falta de habitação das camadas sociais mais vulneráveis – tornou‑se, com o passar do tempo, uma forma de construção de habitações de qualidade a custos acessíveis, pensadas para um público mais abastado, e depois uma actividade especulativa, envolvendo situações em que o construtor não coincide necessariamente com o residente e os usos do solo não são apenas residenciais. Desde o Plano Regulador Geral de 1962, as coligações progressistas que governaram a capital têm vindo a enfrentar o fenómeno de forma estrutural. Este artigo descreve uma medida idealizada pelo Município – na ausência de uma lei nacional para regularizar a cidade informal – baseada na construção de consórcios de autorrecuperação por parte dos habitantes e reflecte sobre o valor acrescentado da participação dos moradores na regularização legal e urbanística das áreas onde vivem.

  12. {gamma} irradiation facility at ENEA-Casaccia Centre (Rome); Impianto di irraggiamento {gamma} Calliope presso il Centro Ricerche ENEA-Casaccia (Roma)

    Baccaro, S; Cecilia, A; Pasquali, A [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy). Unita scientifico tecnica Tecnologie Fisiche Avanzate


    A description of Calliope {gamma} irradiation plant of ENEA-Casaccia Centre (Rome) is presented in this paper. In particular the main characteristics of the irradiation facility necessary to define time and irradiation procedure are summarised. The plant is equipped with dosimetric services that evaluate absorbed doses in materials during irradiation. Dosimetric techniques used are Fricke, RedPerspex and alanine-ESR dosimetries. In the first case, absorbed dose is determined by chemical changes induced in a solution by irradiation and the second method uses the optical density increase induced in dosimeter by irradiation. The last method is based on the analysis of the free radical concentration induced in {alpha}-alanine amino-acid during irradiation. The paper provides also a simulation of the {gamma} radiation field inside the irradiation cell realised by using FLUKA code, which includes a good description of the electromagnetic physics down to about 0.1 KeV. [Italian] In questo lavoro viene descritto l'impianto di irraggiamento {gamma} Calliope del Centro Ricerche ENEA-Casaccia (Roma). In particolare vengono riportate le principali caratteristiche dell'impianto di irraggiamento necessarie per definire le modalita di tempo e di irraggiamento. Le tecniche dosimetriche utilizzate sono: la dosimetria di Fricke, la Red-Perspex e quella ESR con alanina. Nel primo caso la dose assorbita e misurata attraverso cambiamenti chimici indotti dalla radiazione in una soluzione mentre nel secondo metodo si utilizza l'aumento della densita ottica del dosimetro dovuto all'irraggiamento. Infine la tecnica ESR ad alanina si basa sull'analisi dei radicali liberi indotti dall' irraggiamento nell' aminoacido {alpha}-alanina. Nel lavoro e anche fornita una simulazione del campo di radiazione all'interno della cella di irraggiamento realizzata con il codice FLUKA, che include l'ottima descrizione dei processi di iterazione elettromagnetici fino ad un'energia di 0.1 KeV.

  13. A IURD e suas estratégias litúrgicas na Europa: reflexões a partir de Roma, Madri e Barcelona

    Marcos de Araújo Silva


    Full Text Available Com base em pesquisas de campo, este trabalho analisa as estratégias litúrgicas da Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (IURD nas cidades de Roma, Madri e Barcelona. O foco da análise se encontra nas formas como a instituição, em suas diversas atividades (que se definem como "curativas" e que prometem sanar qualquer tipo de problema - seja de ordem social, física ou espiritual, viabiliza a inteligibilidade de conceitos e práticas para grupos de fiéis que são compostos, majoritariamente, por imigrantes das mais diversas nacionalidades, e também por membros das sociedades locais. Os dados etnográficos sugerem que os sentidos terapêuticos e de eficácia simbólica que costumam ser atribuídos por tais grupos de fiéis às atividades da IURD devem-se, em especial, à capacidade desta instituição em dialogar com públicos heterogêneos (tanto em termos socioculturais, quanto de origens nacionais e de experiências religiosas prévias, porém que em diversos casos apresentam importantes semelhanças: concepções de sagrado que são vinculadas a elementos que provêm de crenças e ritos relacionados com esoterismo, xamanismo e "bricolagens religiosas individuais". As estratégias analisadas evidenciam não apenas a interculturalidade de uma igreja neopentecostal brasileira atuante na Europa, mas também a ocorrência de dinâmicas da esfera religiosa nesse continente, antes só exportador de instituições e doutrinas religiosas e hoje, também um território fértil para o trabalho missionário.

  14. Urban Transformations in the After-Unity Capitals: Turin, Florence, Rome Trasformazioni urbane nelle capitali post-unitarie: Torino, Firenze, Roma

    Giuseppe Mazzeo



    Before Florence, then Rome (two cities that represent a fundamental part of artistic and cultural national heritage see the opportunity to modernize their urban structure. Urban plans are also formed for this purpose, although the instruments are deficient in relation to their technical capacity and the public administrations have low authority in the driving of the transformations. Instead, private investors and national and international banks will have open hand, facilitated from the new liberal State that will not hinder the freedom of action of private capitals.

    The paper want to identify the major changes occurred in the three capital cities (Turin, Florence, and Rome investigating the urban processes and the main events in the period from 1861 to 1900. The unification acts on the three cities in different ways. In 1861 they are very different from each other, with a single similar factor, the number of inhabitants (about 150,000 each. The process of building of the new nation acts on the cities changing even more their characters and extending their differences.

    La costruzione dello stato unitario, avvenuta nell’arco di un decennio (1861-1871 portò alla necessità di spostare la capitale del Regno in un percorso di avvicinamento a Roma. Da Torino la capitale fu prima spostata a Firenze (1865, poi nel suo luogo naturale, Roma (1871. Gli spostamenti non comportarono solo conseguenze di ordine politico. Esse portarono anche alla necessità di intervenire sulla struttura urbana delle città per renderle capaci di accogliere la nuova funzione. Sia Torino che Firenze che, in misura maggiore, Roma, subirono rilevanti trasformazioni urbane, nel solco dei processi trasformativi che interessarono le città Ottocentesche d’Europa.

    Obiettivo dell’articolo è:

    -     analizzare i caratteri urbanistici delle città al 1861;

    -     individuare le trasformazioni riconducibili al loro status di capitale;

    -     definire gli impatti di

  15. La iglesia de los santos Ildefonso y Tomás de Villanueva en Roma: un monumento barroco a la pietas hispanica

    González Tornel, Pablo


    Full Text Available In 1667 the construction of the Hospice of Saints Ildefonso and Tomás de Villanueva began on the Roman Via Sistina. The headquarters of the Augustinian Recollects in Rome took on a particular architectural configuration directly inspired by Francesco Borromini’s Chapel of the Three Kings and a very concrete iconography linked to the political situation during the second half of the 17th century. Thus the church was decorated to create a monument to the Immaculate Conception with images of the Loreto litany adorning its walls, reinforced by paintings of the Virgins of Copacabana and Guadalupe inside. All of this, combined with the dedication of the building to Saint Tomás de Villanueva (canonized in 1658, turns the temple into a celebration of the pietas hispanica in an area of the Holy City scene of clashes for power between France and Spain.En 1667 se pone la primera piedra del Hospicio de los santos Ildefonso y Tomás de Villanueva en la Via Sistina romana. La sede de la orden de los agustinos recoletos en Roma toma una particular configuración arquitectónica, directamente inspirada en la Capilla de los Reyes Magos de Francesco Borromini, y una muy definida iconografía vinculada con la situación política de la segunda mitad del siglo XVII. Así, la iglesia se erige en un monumento a la Inmaculada Concepción concretado en las imágenes de la letanía lauretana que ornan sus muros y reforzado por las pinturas de las vírgenes de Copacabana y Guadalupe en su interior. Todo ello, junto a la advocación a Santo Tomás de Villanueva, canonizado en 1658, convierte el templo en un alegato a la pietas hispanica en un área de la ciudad que fue escenario de los enfrentamientos entre Francia y España.

  16. Lourenço de Salzedo en Roma. Influencias del Manierismo romano en la obra del pintor de la reina Catarina de Portugal

    Serrao, Vitor


    Full Text Available Only in recent years have the works of Lourenço de Salzedo, a quite interesting painter from Seville who worked at the Portuguese court for queen Catherine of Austria (widow of king Joao III, from approximately 1564 to 1577 (year of his death, begun to be regarded in a new light. The recently restored panels that he painted between 1570 and 1572 for the main altarpiece of the Jeronymite Monastery of Lisbon display a profound knowledge of Italian culture, possible only for one who had studied in Rome. In effect, Salzedo was in the city of the Popes toward the middle of the sixteenth century - as were Gaspar Becerra, Pedro Roviale or the Portuguese artist Antonio Campelo - assimilating echos of Roman Bella Maniera painting in the works of the followers of Michelangelo - Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta, Daniele da Volterra, Francesco Salviati and Pellegrino Tibaldi.

    Sólo en fecha reciente la Historia del Arte evaluó desde otro punto de vista la obra de Lourenço de Salzedo, un pintor bastante interesante de origen sevillano que pasó a la corte portuguesa, donde, desde 1564, por lo menos, hasta 1577, fecha de su muerte, será pintor de la Reina Catarina de Austria, viuda de D. Joao III. Las recién restauradas tablas que pinta entre 1570-1572 para el retablo mayor del Monasterio de los Jerónimos en Lisboa, después de frustradas diligencias junto a Felipe II para que otros viniesen a pintarlas (Gaspar Becerra, Franz Floris y Francisco de Urbina fueron algunos de los nombres propuestos muestran una profunda cultura italianizante sólo posible de adquirir con una práctica artística en Roma. Testimoniamos que, de hecho, Salzedo pasó por la ciudad papal en los años centrales del siglo XVI —tal como Gaspar Becerra, Pedro Roviale o el portugués Antonio Campelo—, asimilando ahí los ecos de la Bella Maniera romana junto a las obras miguelangelescas tanto de Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta como de Daniele da Volterra, Francesco

  17. Artificial recharge of the water-table aquifer in the latian volcano in Rome province; Ricarica artificiale dalla falda acquifera presente nel vulcano laziale in Provincia di Roma

    Bersani, P.; Piotti, A. [Ambito Territoriale Ottimale, Lazio Centrale, Rome (Italy)


    The zone of the Latian Volcano extends in an area of about 1.500 km{sup 2} in the south-est of Rome. This area is thickly peopled, owing to the presence of many towns (Velletri, Frascati, Albano, etc.) in the central share of the volcanic edifice. Actually the volcanic edifice of Alban Hills shows in the central and higher area, a large caldera (Tuscolana-Artemisia). This caldera has a sub-circular form wide 10 km in diameter and 75 km{sup 2} in area. The excessive groundwater drawing by wells caused the depauperation of underground resources so to produce a real crisis since 1984. To restore of water balance of the aquifer of the Latian Volcano, an important contribution could be given by the artificial recharge of the higher aquifer. This recharge could be done by allowing to meteoric water to inflitrate as much as possible in the underground by realization of an artificial lake; otherwise by making a series of little infiltration-basins together with infiltration-wells. Besides the realization of the artificial lake could give back to the landscape a characteristic component present in the past centuries until very recent times. [Italian] L'area del Vulcano Laziale si estende su una superficie di circa 1500 km{sup 2} a sud-est di Roma in un'area densamente popolata per la presenza di numerosi centri urbani (Velletri, Frascati, Albano, ecc.), ubicati nella parte centrale dell'ufficio vulcanico. Attualmente l'edificio vulcanico dei Colli Albani presenta in posizione centrale un'ampia caldera sommitale con forma subcircolare, con diametro medio di circa 10 km ed estensione di circa 75 km{sup 2}. Gli eccessivi prelievi di acqua sotterranea hanno condotto ad un impoverimento della risorsa idrica fino a determinare una vera e propria crisi manifestatasi a partire dal 1984. Per riequilibrare il bilancio idrico dell'acquifero del Vulcano Laziale, un contributo significativo potrebbe provenire dalla ricarica artificiale dell

  18. Ove Torgny, Hundra procent Roma: en njutbar källa för sköna dagar i Rom (Ängelholm: SkåneFörlaget, 2006

    Kjartan Ólafsson


    Full Text Available Guide books are in many ways a curious type of books. All of them promise to some extent the same promise - to introduce the reader to some place (a town, a country or even a whole continent. In doing so the guide book aims to draw out the essence of that place its true core and presents the reader with the highlights, the ‘best of’. It is somewhat unusual for guide books to spell this out as clearly as is the case with Hundra procent Roma by Ove Torgny. If the title in itself is not clear enough, this promise is also taken up on the back cover which declares that the book picks up the thread where other guide books end.

  19. Lines of action to restore San Basilio Ditch (Rome). A case study; Linee di azione per il risanamento del fosso di San Basilio (Roma). Un caso di studio

    Munafo' , M. [Agenzia Nazionale per la Protezione dell' Ambiente, Dipartimento Stato dell' Ambiente, Controlli e Sistemi Informativi, Rome (Italy); Macchi, S. [Rome Univ. La Sapienza, Rome (Italy). Dipt. di Architettura e Urbanistica per l' Ingegneria; Mancini, L. [Istituto Superiore di Sanita' , Laboratorio di Igiene Ambientale, Rome (Italy)


    In this work the aim is the investigation of several environmental monitoring techniques suitable to evaluate surface watercourse quality. The case study is the San Basilio catchment basin, located in the eastern suburbs of Rome (drainage basin of the river Aniene). Implications on urban and environmental planning have been studied in a multidisciplinary approach. The present study adds to a traditional and localized chemical-physical, chemical and bacteriological monitoring, a biological monitoring that is able to provide holistic answers and to study the overall effects. From this kind of water analysis, it is feasible to proceed with the study of the watercourse as a complex ecosystem, where the riparian eco tone is considered as a very influent element on the water body state. In the analysis here presented the attempt is to extend even more the prospective utilizing the relations between the river system and the surrounding area and examining the driving forces that can originate point and non-point loading on the stream. Finally, from the obtained results, some hypothesis of restoration have been considered with the aim of restoring the river ecosystem continuity and environmental quality. Moreover, the chief ambits of intervention have been located. [Italian] Sono state analizzate diverse tecniche di monitoraggio della qualita' di un corso d'acqua, il fosso di San Basilio, situato nella periferia orientale della citta' di Roma (bacino idrografico dell'Aniene), e delle loro implicazioni per la pianificazione urbanistica e per la riqualificazione ambientale, con un approccio di tipo multidisciplinare e multiparametrico. Partendo dal monitoraggio tradizionale di tipo chimico-fisico, chimico e batteriologico, che studia la qualita' delle acque in maniera puntuale (nello spazio e nel tempo) si passa al monitoraggio biologico, piu' adatto a fornire risposte di carattere olistico (cioe' a studiare gli effetti d'insieme). Dall

  20. Kurss na konteinernõje perevozki / Ainars Shlesers, Algirdas Butkevičius, Edgar Savisaar ; interv. Olga Pavuk

    Shlesers, Ainars


    Baltimaade transpordiministrite 2006. aasta - millised ministeeriumi algatused on transpordile mõju avaldanud, olulisemad projektid. Hinnang Läti vabamajandustsoonide mõjule ning Venemaa ühinemisele WTOga

  1. PERFORMATIVIDAD DE LA ANSIEDAD: ENCUENTROS MATERIALES ENTRE ROMA Y LAS COMUNIDADES LOCALES EN EL NOROESTE DE IBERIA (The Performativity of Anxiety: Material Encounters between Rome and Local Communities in Northwestern Iberia

    Javier Rodríguez-Corral


    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza desde una aproximación performativa la formación de topografías emocionales en relación a los castros de la Segunda Edad del Hierro (siglos II-I a. C. en el noroeste de Iberia. En particular, explora cómo los individuos, al incardinarse con diversos tipos de formas y prácticas materiales e iconográficas, fueron afectados emocionalmente de un modo que ayudó a estructurar la realidad social de las comunidades locales. Al examinar la manera en que los individuos se relacionaron con este mundo material, podemos trazar la creación de una nueva estrategia sociomaterial de resistencia, que fue crucial para gestionar sentimientos tales como la ansiedad, consecuencia de la presencia de Roma en la región. ENGLISH: This paper analyzes the shaping of emotional topographies in connection with late Iron Age hillforts (2nd-1st centuries BC in Northwestern Iberia using a performative approach. In particular, it explores how, by engaging with various material and iconographic forms and practices, people were affected emotionally in ways that helped to structure the social reality of the local communities. By examining the manner in which people engaged with this material world, we can trace the creation of new sociomaterial strategies of resistance, which were crucial in managing anxieties caused by Roman presence in the region.

  2. Imágenes y prácticas religiosas de la sumisión femenina en la antigua Roma. culto de «Juno Lucina» y la fiesta de «Matronalia»

    Rosa María CID LÓPEZ


    Full Text Available En la Roma antigua, al igual que en otras sociedades, la religión fue un instrumento eficaz de difusión de formas de comportamiento social, que en el caso de las mujeres tendía a reforzar su posición sumisa. En este artículo, se analiza el culto de Juno Lucina y la fiesta femenina de Matronalia como claros exponentes del estereotipo de la mujer-madre, a quien se recluye en el ámbito doméstico. Tales concepciones contrastan con el culto de Marte, dios homenajeado por los ciudadanos romanos para exaltar la actividad guerrera y el protagonismo en el espacio público. La oposición entre las prácticas religiosas femeninas vinculadas a Juno y las masculinas a Marte evidencian las desiguales relaciones entre ciudadanas y ciudadanos en el modelo de organización social, que además parece construirse a partir del papel de las mujeres como madres y de los varones como soldados.


    Pablo Ubierna


    Full Text Available Este artículo trata del lugar de Roma-Bizancio en los textos apocalípticos judíos de la Antigüedad Tardía tales como el Sefer Zorobabel, el Sefer Eliyahu o las Nistarot del Rabbi Simeón ben Yohai, así como también la exégesis caraíta del libro de Daniel. Estos textos reflejan la interpretación escatológica judía de los acontecimientos contemporáneos desde el siglo III en adelante, tales como la crisis del Imperio romano, la ocupación persa de Palestina y la invasión musulmana.This article deals with the place of Rome-Byzantium in Late AAntique Jewish Apocalyptic texts such as the Sefer Zerubabbel, the Sefer Eliyahu and the Nistarot of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai and, also, the karaite exegesis of the Book of Daniel. These texts reflect eschatological jewish interpretation of contemporary events from the 3rd century onwards, like the crisis of the Roman Empire, the Persian occupation of the Land of Israel and the Muslim invasion.

  4. La Roma della diaspora somala: i grovigli spaziali ed identitari della narrativa di Cristina Ali Farah - The Somali Diaspora within Rome: Entanglements of Space and Identity in Cristina Ali Farah's novels

    Nora Moll


    Full Text Available Scenario urbano principale dei due romanzi Madre piccola (2007 e Il comandante del fiume (2014, la città di Roma viene ricostruita narrativamente dalla scrittrice italo-somala Cristina Ali Farah secondo prospettive e tensioni nuove e significative. Le geografie degli spazi esterni ed interni della città rispondono in entrambi i testi a delle dinamiche identitarie le quali sono attraversate da temi comuni agli scrittori contemporanei della diaspora africana: la dialettica tra presenza ed assenza (di persone, di luoghi, la precarietà e l’instabilità della dimora d’arrivo, il conflitto tra la memoria traumatica e la necessità di radicarsi nell’hic et nunc spaziale ed esistenziale, la rilettura degli spazi urbani in chiave postcoloniale. A partire da tale matrice tematica, la narrativa di Ali Farah si carica di simbologie e di metafore nuove, che rimandano alla sua poetica e al suo immaginario ben personali. Subentra, nella lettura critica dei testi in questione, anche la considerazione dell’aspetto generazionale, che contrassegna i personaggi, e del diverso vivere la città d’approdo nel caso di biografie finzionali segnate dalla fuga e dalla diaspora, o viceversa dai legami con essa degli esponenti delle “seconde generazioni”.   The city of Rome is the main urban scenario of Cristina Ali Farah's two novels Madre piccola (2007 and Il comandante del fiume (2014, being constructed narratively from new perspectives and using significant narrative strategies. In both fictional texts, the Italian author of Somali and Italian origin depicts external and internal geographies of the Italian Capital, which are connected with identitary dynamics expressed by themes frequently used by contemporary diasporic writers: the dialectics between the presence and the absence (of people and places, the precariousness and instability of the new abode, the conflict between a traumatic memory and the necessity of establishing roots in the spacial

  5. La construcción de la ‘Cuestión Gitana Rumana’ en el Área Metropolitana de Barcelona: espacios públicos urbanos, conflictos vecinales y política local The genesis of a 'Romanian Roma Issue' in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona: urban public spaces, neighbourhood conflicts and local politics

    Óscar López Catalán


    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene la intención de presentar un panorama general de la situación de la población Rrom (gitana rumana en el Área Metropolitana de Barcelona y describir brevemente y analizar las maneras en las que su presencia está siendo gestionada. La metodología utilizada va desde el análisis mediático al trabajo de campo etnográfico. Primero, ofreceré algunas referencias y un contexto general de la presencia y el proceso migratorio de la población rrom inmigrada en España y Barcelona. A continuación, me centraré en la construcción local de la ‘cuestión gitana’, usando brevemente tres ejemplos diferentes e interrelacionados: regulación del espacio público y estrategias económicas marginales; políticas de asentamiento y la idea del nomadismo-movilidad; y finalmente la construcción política y culturalización de conflictos vecinales. Por último, se ofrecen algunas conclusiones y reflexiones sobre la posible evolución de dichos proceso a un nivel local y estatal.This paper intends to present a general overview of the situation of the Romanian Roma Population in Barcelona Metropolitan Area and briefly describe and analyze the ways in which their presence is being managed. First, I will offer some references as well as a general background of the presence and migratory process of the Romanian Roma population in Spain and Barcelona. Next, I will focus on the local construction of the “Roma Issue”, using three different and interrelated examples: public space regulation and marginal economic strategies; settlement policies and the idea of nomadism-mobility; and finally political construction and culturalization of concrete neighbourhood conflicts. Finally, I intend to offer some conclusions as well as some reflections about the possible evolution of these processes both at a local and state level.

  6. Influence of Lifestyles Related to Eating Habits in Ready Meal Consumption: comparative study between São Paulo and RomeInfluência de Estilos de Vida Associados a Hábitos Alimentares no Consumo de Pratos Prontos: estudo comparativo entre São Paulo e RomaInfluencia de Estilos de Vida Asociados a Hábitos Alimenticios en el Consumo de Comidas Preparadas: estudio comparativo entre São Paulo y Roma

    SIEKIERSKI, Paulette


    ços que facilitem e apoiem a vida agitada. Para a pesquisa survey foram coletados dados de 155 consumidores italianos de Roma e 200 brasileiros de São Paulo escolhidos de maneira não probabilística por conveniência. Dentre os principais resultados destaca-se que os romanos valorizam mais as dimensões tradição e saúde, ao passo que os paulistanos preferem conveniência e sabor. As variáveis gênero, idade, número de pessoas no domicílio e tipo de família possuem associação com os estilos de vida, bem como com o consumo efetivo de pratos prontos. Acredita-se que os resultados apresentados possam ser relevantes tanto para o desenvolvimento de novos produtos como para o posicionamento de produtos e marcas atuantes nesses mercados ou, ainda, para identificar novos segmentos de mercado ou compreender diferentes gerações de consumidores.RESUMENEl objetivo principal del trabajo es identificar el estilo de vida de los consumidores brasileños e italianos en referencia al consumo de comidas preparadas. Los objetivos específicos son: (1 validar la escala de Bae, Chae e Ryu (2010, y (2 comparar y relacionar los estilos de vida a las características sociodemográficas. Se sabe que los cambios en el estilo de vida de los individuos del mundo occidental incrementan la demanda de la conveniencia de preparar comidas. Los consumidores trabajan más horas por día, gastan más tiempo en el tráfico y desean maximizar el tiempo de ocio, cada vez más limitado. Así, esos consumidores exigen productos y servicios que faciliten y apoyen su agitada vida. Se realizó una encuesta y se recopilaron datos de 155 italianos en Roma y 200 brasileños en São Paulo, utilizando el muestreo no probabilístico por conveniencia. Los resultados apuntan que los romanos valoran las dimensiones tradición y salud, y los paulistanos prefieren la conveniencia y el sabor. Las variables género, edad, cantidad de personas en el hogar y tipos de familia, están asociadas con las actitudes y el

  7. Palacio de oficinas ENI, en Roma

    Bacigalupo, M.


    Full Text Available This building has two basements, ground floor and twenty storeys. The basements provide space for the power plants and the various installations and auxiliary services of the building. The ground floor has some offices (those more directly linked with the public, the typing pool, a lecture hall, bank and travelling agencies. On the first floor is a library, public relations offices, publishing departments, and similar. The 2nd to 18th floors are all occupied by offices. A restaurant, bar, and council chamber are located in the 19th floor. The 20th floor contains the offices of the management and of the president. This building is highly diaphanous and of very simple design: it reflects on the lake its huge glass and aluminium shape.Este edificio consta de dos sótanos, planta baja y veinte plantas de altura. Los sótanos alojan: las centrales para las diversas instalaciones, servicios generales de la Sociedad, etc. La planta baja alberga: algunas oficinas —en contacto con el público—, la central mecanográfica, etc., una sala de conferencias, agencias de banco y oficinas de viajes, etc. La 1ª planta contiene la zona de representación: biblioteca, oficina de relaciones públicas, publicaciones, etc. Las plantas 2ª a 18ª, inclusive, están destinadas a oficinas. La planta 19ª alberga: el restaurante, bar, sala de consejos, etc. La planta 20ª aloja: las oficinas y secretarías de la dirección y de la presidencia. El edificio, de gran diafanidad y sencilla traza, refleja en el lago su imponente fachada de cristal y aluminio.

  8. Guerra justa e imperialismo na Roma republicana

    Breno Battistin Sebastiani


    Full Text Available Este artigo relaciona o processo imperialista romano a partir do século III a.C. com a formulação do conceito de guerra justa pelos historiadores romanos dois séculos depois. Busca-se demonstrar como a legitimação das conquistas militares proporcionava prestígio político e vice-versa.

  9. Os labirintos da cidade: Marcial em Roma

    Torrão, João Manuel Nunes; Andrade, António Manuel Lopes


    Martial had unparalleled knowledge of the city of Rome and he provides guidance to todays’s readers in the street maze of the city. That city had specific feaures which made the circulation of people and vehicles difficult, in spite of the efforts made by some politicians to improve the urban network. Keywords: Martial; Rome; city; urbanism; emperors; dwellings.

  10. La educación en Roma

    León Lázaro, Guillermo


    Las escuelas romanas, en sus aspectos generales, no son muy diferentes de las similares instituciones helenísticas, de las que son continuidad y adaptación, a un punto tal que la enseñanza es bilingüe: se estudian el latín y el griego, al menos hasta el Bajo Imperio, época en que el griego queda postergado,hasta perderse. No obstante, y en parte por la practicidad característica del romano, y también por la progresiva decadencia del espíritu, de los valores y de la cultura en general, se acen...

  11. Roma capitale anche dell'informazione geografica

    Mauro Salvemini


    Full Text Available Rome, Geographic Information's capitalDuring October 2010 Rome has been the capital of GI. AMFM GIS Italia the leading association of GI in Italy held his own annual conference in the spectacular former church of Santa Marta, a specialized workshop has been held for planners Italiancommunity about the EC co-funded project PLAN4ALL, the Lazio Region , the public administration dealing with the territory management of the region, held a conference addressing the topic of GIS and territorial management and on the end of the month ESRI Italia company, which is also member of AMFM GIS Italia, will have the EMEA regional conference in Rome. The three events together will gather more the several thousands of people too the capital of Italy.

  12. Roma capitale anche dell'informazione geografica

    Mauro Salvemini


    community about the EC co-funded project PLAN4ALL, the Lazio Region , the public administration dealing with the territory management of the region, held a conference addressing the topic of GIS and territorial management and on the end of the month ESRI Italia company, which is also member of AMFM GIS Italia, will have the EMEA regional conference in Rome. The three events together will gather more the several thousands of people too the capital of Italy.

  13. Balti peaministrid unistavad kiirrongist / Toomas Sildam

    Sildam, Toomas, 1961-


    Baltimaade peaministrite Algirdas Brazauskase, Einars Repshe ja Siim Kallase kohtumisest Kalvi mõisas. Arutlusest Helsingi-Berliini raudteeliini üle. Vt. samas lühiintervjuud Leedu peaministri Algirdas Brazauskasega: Brazauskas: Ignalina tulevik on kaalukausil

  14. A president's funeral / Rokas M. Tracevskis

    Tracevskis, Rokas M.


    Leedu endise presidendi Algirdas Brazauskase matustest 1. juulil 2010 Vilniuses võttis osa ka president Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Konfliktist katoliku kiriku esindajatega, kes ei tahtnud lubada Algirdas Brazauskase kirstu toomist Vilniuse katedraali

  15. The development of logistics centres : important factor of increasing transport sector efficiency = Razvitije logistitsheskihh tsentrov : vazhnõi faktor uvelitshenija effektivnosti transportnogo sektora / Algirdas Sakalys

    Sakalys, Algirdas


    Ettekanne 3.-4. detsembrini 2003 Tallinnas toimunud rahvusvahelisel konverents-näitusel "Logistics and transport in international trade" teeb ülevaate Leedu transpordisüsteemi olukorrast, arengustrateegiast ja reformidest, lähtudes Euroopa Liidu transpordipoliitika tegevuskavast. Kaardid. Diagramm. Tabel


    Rosenberger, Jaroslav; Majernikova, Maria; Jarcuska, Peter; Pella, Daniel; Marekova, Maria; Geckova, Andrea Madarasova; Halanova, Monika

    Objectives: Ethnic differences in the prevalence of various chronic diseases, including end-stage renal disease, have been previously reported. Surprisingly, data focusing on the lower grade of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore differences in the

  17. Environmental quality evaluation. Indexing tools to evaluate environmental quality from biological data, floristic and vegetational data in Ponte Galeria (Rome, Italy); Rappresentazione sintetica della qualita' ambientale attraverso l'integrazione di indici floristici e vegetazionali: il caso di Macchia Grande di Ponte Galeria (Roma)

    Mazzocchi, F.; Castorina, M.; De Mei, M. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente


    In the present work the study of indexing tools to evaluate environmental quality from biological data has been performed using a certain number of floristic and vegetational indices near Macchia Grande of Ponte Galeria (Rome, Italy). The indices have been applied on the basis of the data coming from a phyto sociological study of the area. Multivariate statistics methodologies have been utilized to obtain a synthetic evaluation of the indices. [Italian] Nel presente lavoro e' stato effettuato uno studio di alcuni strumenti di indicizzazione definiti sulla base di dati bioligici per la stima della qualita' ambientale, utilizzando una serie di indici floristici e vegetazionali dell'area di Macchia Grande di Ponte Galeria (Roma). Sono state analizzate le proprieta' espresse dagli indici come singole entita' ed in particolare le principali tendenze di variazione rispetto alla variazione di qualita' delle unita' ambientali e della loro integrabilita' reciproca. Sono state inoltre utilizzate le metodologie dell'analisi multivariata.

  18. Optimal strategies for the abatement of gaseous air pollutant emissions produced by human mobility. The Rome case study; Strategie ottimali per la riduzione delle emissioni di inquinanti gassosi prodotte dalla mobilita' urbana. Un'applicazione al caso di Roma

    Santostefano, S.; Cirillo, M.C. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente


    In this paper a cost-effectiveness of gaseous vehicular emission reduction has been carried out for human mobility, over the transport network in Rome: in other words, once a reduction target of total emissions has been fixed for each pollutant, the most efficient abatement measures from a technical-economic point of view are selected. The optimization problem has been formalized considering linear functions both for the objective function and for constrains, i.e. within the classic linear programming framework, the objective being that of finding the diversion of present vehicular traffic to alternative technologies with lower emissions at minimum costs. A set of transport alternative measures has been considered and emission abatement cost minimization has been assumed as an objective function; specified abatements for CO (Carbon monoxide), NO{sub x} (nitrogen oxides) and VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions have been introduced as constraints to the problem, expressed as reduction rates of estimated present emissions in the considered area. Model results show the distribution of present transportation capacity among possible alternatives for different hypothesis of emission reduction rates (reduction of 25%, 50%, 75%, 85% of present emissions and maximum feasible reduction within the specified constraints), and related costs. [Italian] In questo rapporto e' stata condotta un'analisi costi-efficacia relativa alla riduzione delle emissioni gassose veicolari dovute alla mobilita' urbana sulla rete di trasporto di Roma: in altre parole, fissata una quota di abbattimento delle emissioni complessive per ogni inquinante, sono state individuate le misure piu' efficienti dal punto di vista tecnico-economico che permettono di perseguire la riduzione prefissata. Il problema di ottimizzazione e' stato formalizzato definendo sia la funzione obiettivo che i relativi vincoli come funzioni lineari, e quindi nell'ambito della programmazione

  19. Abundância de liquidez e crise financeira em Roma: questões jurídicas e econômicas em torno das taxas de juros na época de Augusto e de Tibério Abundance of currency and financial crisis in Rome: legal and economic issues around interest rates at the time of Augustus and Tiberius

    Deivid Valério Gaia


    Full Text Available Após ter vencido Antônio e Cleópatra na Batalha do Ácio em 31 a.C., Otaviano levou o tesouro dos reis do Egito a Roma, criando uma abundância de riquezas que contribui, consideravelmente, para estabilizar as finanças romanas, públicas e privadas, e que provocou a alta do preço da terra e a baixa das taxas de juros. Durante o Principado de Augusto, a economia romana conheceu um período de equilíbrio financeiro. No entanto, este equilíbrio foi rompido no início da década de 30 d.C. quando, de acordo com os relatos de Tácito, Suetônio e Dion Cássio, eclodiu a primeira crise financeira do Império Romano, crise de inopia nummorum (insuficiência de moedas em circulação, no Principado de Tibério. Partindo do estudo dos autores citados e de uma perspectiva comparativa com outras crises financeiras no Império romano, o meu objetivo neste artigo é de apresentar: na primeira parte, algumas considerações sobre as taxas de juros do fim da República ao Principado; na segunda parte, um quadro geral das questões dos empréstimos de dinheiro e das taxas de juros na época de Augusto; para, na terceira parte, propor uma nova leitura da crise de 33 d.C.After defeating Antony and Cleopatra at Actium in 31 BC, Octovian brought the treasury of Egypt to Rome thus providing an abundance of wealth wich contributed to stabilize both public and private finances. The value of land increased and interest rates fell. During the Augustan Principate, Roman economy went through a period of financial equilibrium. However, this balance was broken in the early 30's AD under Tiberius' Principate when, according to Tacitus, Suetonius and Dion Cassius, the first inopia nummorum (lack of liquidity crisis of the Roman Empire came about. Based on the accounts cited above and a comparative perspective with other financial crises in the Roman Empire, this paper examines issues concerning interest rates from the end of the Republic to the Principate, it presents

  20. Il nuovo Piano di Roma: colloquio con Federico Oliva

    Alessandra Cazzola


    Full Text Available Starting from the studies of McHarg, there is a growing interest to a development more respectful and less destructive of natural values. In the time it’s been settled a common feeling trough the environmental issues related to deterioration, consumption and pollution of the resources. This new environmental feelings it’s been also tackled in the field of land and urban planning, that had to revise instruments and techniques, and to redefine its knowing bases using the knoledges and the instruments of ecological disciplines (related both to extra-urban lands and to urban fabrics.Talking with prof. Oliva we analyze the environmental and landscape contents of the new city plan of Rome, adoptee by the city council in the 2003. 

  1. Clínica privada en Roma – Italia

    Lafuente, Julio


    Full Text Available The Pio XI clinic—featuring contrasting volumes and fine light-and-shadow effects — contains in five stories radiology, surgery and maternity facilities, as well as nurses' living quarters and other services required for its 150 patient bed capacity. The unique architectural layout of the building is a direct result of both a spatial solution aiming at minimising walking distances from the various services to the patient rooms, and of an attempt to provide the different hospital facilities with the best possible insulation from external noise, as well as with natural lighting.

    La clínica Pío XI —caracterizada por los variados volúmenes que causan los marcados contrastes de luces y sombras— encierra, en sus cinco alturas, las instalaciones de radiología, cirugía y maternidad, así como las habitaciones de las enfermeras y los servicios correspondientes a sus 150 camas de capacidad. La original configuración arquitectónica del edificio es consecuencia directa tanto de una adecuada organización que busca minimizar los recorridos desde los distintos servicios a las habitaciones de los pacientes como de conferir a éstas y a las distintas instalaciones hospitalarias las mejores condiciones de aislamiento al ruido exterior y de iluminación natural.

  2. Los oficios de la diversión en Roma

    Javier Cabrero Piquero


    Full Text Available En este trabajo repasamos todos aquellos oficios que contribuyeron al disfrute del ocio entre los antiguos romanos. Los grandes espectáculos públicos: ludi circenses que agrupaban diferentes tipos de competiciones, siendo la más apreciada las carreras de carros; los munera, primero en el circo y luego en los anfiteatros, combates, cacerías y, ocasionalmente, batallas navales. Los ludi scaenici, representaciones teatrales de menor coste organizativo que los anteriores. A todo ello se añadieron las competiciones atléticas, la asistencia a las termas, la caza, etc.In this paper, we are going to review all the professions that helped towards the enjoyment of the Ancient Romans. The great public shows: ludi circenses, that got together different types of competitions like the Chariot racing, the most appreciated one; the munera, at first in the circus and later in the amphiteatres, fights, hunters and sometimes mock sea battles. The ludi scaenici, theatral plays, whose cost price was lower than the rest of the shows. In addition to all of this, we should add the athletic competitions, the termal baths, and the hunter and so on.

  3. Romani Music - Roma and the Hip-hop Culture

    Dočkal, Tomáš


    This thesis is focused on Romani music and its importance for the Romani culture. It examines the popularity of hip-hop among the young Romani generation and Romani hip- hip production. It attempts to define the role of hip-hop culture in young Romanies' lives.

  4. Studies on Meloidogyne javanica infestation on roma tomato ...



    May 31, 2010 ... 1Department of Crop Production, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Nigeria. 2Department of ... using pot experiment. ... and Rice husk ash) at the range of 10 to 20 t/ha were good for optimum growth, performance and.

  5. Un controvertido retrato de Carlos II en Roma

    Pascual Chenel, Alvaro


    Full Text Available This article concerns a pratically unknown portrait of Charles II of Spain. Aside from its pictorial and esthetic quality, this work is of particular interest because of the suggestive historical, iconographical and interpretative questions to which it gives rise.

    El presente artículo estudia un retrato de Carlos II prácticamente desconocido. Su interés se centra, aparte de su calidad pictórica y estética, sobre todo en los sugerentes interrogantes históricos, iconográficos e interpretativos que plantea.

  6. Marina Caffiero (Hg.: Rubare le anime. Roma: Viella 2008

    Rita Unfer Lukoschik


    Full Text Available In den Akten des päpstlichen Staatsarchivs und der römischen jüdischen Gemeinde finden sich zeitgenössische Zeugnisse für die im päpstlichen Rom vom 16. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert nicht seltene Zwangskonvertierung jüdischer Mädchen und Frauen zum Katholizismus. Eines der wertvollsten Dokumente dieser Konversionspraxis liegt nunmehr in einer kommentierten Neuedition vor: das Tagebuch der 1749 sich erfolgreich der versuchten Zwangskonvertierung widersetzenden 18-jährigen Anna del Monte. In ihrer Einleitung ordnet die Herausgeberin Marina Caffiero dieses außergewöhliche Einzelschicksal in die zeitgleich und parallel laufenden Assimilations- und Emanzipationsprozesse ein, die sich in der mit aufklärerischem Gedankengut ‚infizierten‘ jüdischen Oberschicht Roms im 18. Jahrhundert abzeichneten.Contemporary reports on the forced conversion of Jewish girls and woman to Catholicism, not a rare occurrence in papal Rome from the 16th to the 19th centuries, can be found in the files of the official papal archive and the Roman Jewish community. One of the most valuable documents of this conversion practice has now been published in a new annotation edition: The diary of 18-year-old Anna del Monte, who was able to successfully resist the attempted forced conversion in 1749. In her introduction the editor Marina Caffiero places this extraordinary individual fate within the concurrent and parallel processes of assimilation and emancipation. These emerge in 18th century Rome’s Jewish upper class, which was “infected” with Enlightenment ideas.

  7. Grupo parroquial de Ntra. Sra. De Lourdes, en Roma (Italia

    Cancellotti, G.


    Full Text Available This church group involves the church itself, the parish hall and the priest's house. The external aspect of the buildings, with their highly decorative brickwork, is noteworthy. The interior of the church is impressive in that the congregation, on lifting their eyes to heaven, see around them a very simple, clean structure, without artifice: an environment highly favourable to prayer. The resistant structure is of reinforced concrete, and the pavement has been designed by the painter Adriano Alessandrini.El conjunto Parroquial construido comprende: la iglesia, el salón parroquial, y la casa del párroco. Destacan, en la composición arquitectónica de las fachadas exteriores, el decorativo aparejo que presenta la fábrica de ladrillo. Y en el interior, el logrado propósito de que los fieles, al alzar los ojos al Cielo, puedan contemplar una estructura limpia, serena y sin artificios, que contribuye a crear un ambiente adecuado para la oración. La estructura cortante es de hormigón armado y el diseño del pavimento es obra del pintor Adriano Alessandrini.

  8. Roma-BZCAT: a multifrequency catalogue of blazars

    Massaro, E.; Giommi, P.; Leto, C.; Marchegiani, P.; Maselli, A.; Perri, M.; Piranomonte, S.; Sclavi, S.


    We present a new catalogue of blazars based on multifrequency surveys and on an extensive review of the literature. Blazars are classified as BL Lacertae objects, as flat spectrum radio quasars or as blazars of uncertain/transitional type. Each object is identified by a root name, coded as BZB, BZQ and BZU for these three subclasses respectively, and by its coordinates. This catalogue is being built as a tool useful for the identification of the extragalactic sources that will be detected by present and future experiments for X and gamma-ray astronomy, like Swift, AGILE, Fermi-GLAST and Simbol-X. An electronic version is available from the ASI Science Data Center web site at

  9. Precisiones sobre la luz en el Pantheon de Roma

    Oscar Linares de la Torre


    Full Text Available El Pantheon de Adriano es una de las obras más celebradas de la historia de la arquitectura. Han sido muchas las cuestiones que han cautivado a cuantos han entrado en él, pero es la luz la que ha acaparado el mayor protagonismo: una vez despojado el edificio de su originaria carga simbólica, la manifestación de su luz interior parece ser el único fin de este inmenso espacio-luz que tanto ha fascinado a arquitectos, historiadores del arte, pintores y fotógrafos. Parece difícil poder aportar nada nuevo. Consciente de ello, el autor del presente artículo sólo pretende apuntar algunas cuestiones sobre distintos aspectos de la luz en el Pantheon que considera que no han sido aún suficientemente desarrolladas: el por qué de la orientación solar y urbana del templo con respecto al eje norte-sur; la reconstrucción de la secuencia de luz y sombra que debió de darse en el recorrido original de acceso al interior del templo; la interpretación del haz de luz ocular como reminiscencia inmaterial del soporte central de las falsas cúpulas etruscas, convertida en una columna de materia sutil que, sin alcanzar nunca la vertical, incide de manera variada sobre los paramentos que conforman el interior.

  10. Scripts or Components? A Comparative Study of Basic Emotion Knowledge in Roma and Non-Roma Children

    Giménez-Dasí, Marta; Quintanilla, Laura; Lucas-Molina, Beatriz


    The basic aspects of emotional comprehension seem to be acquired around the age of 5. However, it is not clear whether children's emotion knowledge is based on facial expression, organized in scripts, or determined by sociocultural context. This study aims to shed some light on these subjects by assessing knowledge of basic emotions in 4- and…

  11. Significantly higher occurrence of Cryptosporidium infection in Roma children compared with non-Roma children in Slovakia

    Hasajová, A.; Valenčáková, A.; Malečková, B.; Danišová, D.; Halán, M.; Goldová, M.; Sak, Bohumil; Květoňová, Dana; Kváč, Martin; Halanová, M.


    Roč. 33, č. 8 (2014), s. 1401-1406 ISSN 0934-9723 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : molecular characterization * immunocompetent man * transmission * Murisinfection Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology Impact factor: 2.668, year: 2014

  12. Roma locuta, causa (quasi finita. La controversia Roma – Conferenza episcopale tedesca in merito ai consultori per le gestanti

    Stefano Testa Bappenheim


    Full Text Available Comunicazione destinata agli atti del convegno “Benedetto XVI: quali riflessi sul postconcilio?”, 13-14 ottobre 2006, organizzato dalla cattedra di diritto ecclesiastico della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università di Teramo (Prof. Zanchini di Castiglionchio.

  13. Baltic PMs urge support for EU


    Eesti peaministri Juhan Partsi, Läti peaministri Einars Repshe ja Leedu peaministri Algirdas Brazauskase ühisavaldusest Eestile ning Lätile järgimaks Leedu eeskuju referendumil EL-i poolt hääletamises

  14. Adamkus says security agencies should examine Brazauskas' family business / Milda Seputyte

    Seputyte, Milda


    Leedu president Valdas Adamkus teatas oma kõnes, et peaminister Algirdas Barzauskase pereäri ümber tekkinud skandaali tagamaid ja süüdistusi peaksid uurima õiguskaitse institutsioonid, mitte poliitikud

  15. MPs vote to investigate PM Brazauskas' family business / Milda Seputyte

    Seputyte, Milda


    Leedu parlament hääletas uurimiskomisjoni loomise poolt, mis hakkab uurima peaminister Algirdas Brazauskase perekonna äritegevust. Peaminister on varem teatanud, et ei anna tunnistusi, kui selline komisjon luuakse ning võib isegi tagasi astuda

  16. Report raises questions about Ignalina shutdown


    Balti riikide, Valgevene ja Venemaa energiafirmade juhid saatsid Leedu peaministrile Algirdas Brazauskasele kirja, milles märgivad, et viie riigi energiatööstus ei oleks peale Ignalina tuumajaama esimese reaktori sulgemist enam usaldusväärne

  17. Insurance bankruptcy creates political storm


    Hoolimata peaminister Algirdas Brazauskase nõudmisest, keeldus Leedu kindlustusinspektsiooni juht Edvinas Vasilis-Vasiliauskas oma kohalt tagasi astumast, kuna soovib viia lõpule kindlustusseltsi Ingo Baltic pankrotiprotsessi

  18. Brazauskas address doesn't live up to expectations / Milda Seputyte

    Seputyte, Milda


    Leedu peaminister Algirdas Brazauskas pidas oma televisiooniesinemises tema vastu esitatud süüdistusi õigustamatuteks. Nii koalitsioon kui opositsioon kritiseerisid peaministri kõnet, kuna ta ei vastanud varem esitatud küsimustele, vaid pidas monoloogi

  19. Un incontro con Mattia Crespi docente di Geomatica alla Sapienza di Roma

    Renzo Carlucci


    Full Text Available A meeting with Mattia Crespi Mattia Crespi, full professor of Geomatics at La Sapienza University in Rome, to talk about the evolution of Geomatics, the new line of research in the field of 3D sensors and the content of the Italian Spatial Data Infrastructure.

  20. ELENA MODENA, L'altrOrfeo. Considerazioni analitiche sulla vocalità, Roma, Aracne, 2009

    Adriana Guarnieri


    Full Text Available Il volume propone un’indagine sulla vocalità ispirata al «metodo funzionale della voce» di Gisela Rohmert, didatta e fondatrice del Lichtenberger Institut für angewandte Stimmphysiologie, attivo in Germania dal 1982 . Da quell'esperienza – un metodo di pedagogia della voce fondato sullo studio della fisiologia vocale e del «fatto vocale» in quanto evento acustico e stimolo percettivo – Elena Modena ha derivato e illustra in questo libro una sua proposta di «analisi funzionale» della vocalità, storicamente considerata e rivolta, insieme, all’àmbito dell’emissione e a quello dell’ascolto.

  1. The power of invisibility : Reconstructing mobility: Roma in an expanding Europe

    Nagy, V.


    After the last EU enlargement, state borders have been partially replaced by internal border controls of state bureaucracies to regulate westward migration. Existing ideas of threat associated with non-EU migrants are accompanied by a 'new menace' referring to criminal ’insiders’ who might profit

  2. Refining the genetic portrait of Portuguese Roma through X-chromosomal markers

    Pereira, Vania; Gusmão, Leonor; Valente, Cristina


    Due to differences in transmission between X-chromosomal and autosomal DNA, the comparison of data derived from both markers allows deeper insight into the forces that shape the patterns of genetic diversity in populations. In this study, we applied this comparative approach to a sample of Portug...

  3. Measurement and Modeling of Respiration Rate of Tomato (Cultivar Roma) for Modified Atmosphere Storage.

    Kandasamy, Palani; Moitra, Ranabir; Mukherjee, Souti


    Experiments were conducted to determine the respiration rate of tomato at 10, 20 and 30 °C using closed respiration system. Oxygen depletion and carbon dioxide accumulation in the system containing tomato was monitored. Respiration rate was found to decrease with increasing CO2 and decreasing O2 concentration. Michaelis-Menten type model based on enzyme kinetics was evaluated using experimental data generated for predicting the respiration rate. The model parameters that obtained from the respiration rate at different O2 and CO2 concentration levels were used to fit the model against the storage temperatures. The fitting was fair (R2 = 0.923 to 0.970) when the respiration rate was expressed as O2 concentation. Since inhibition constant for CO2 concentration tended towards negetive, the model was modified as a function of O2 concentration only. The modified model was fitted to the experimental data and showed good agreement (R2 = 0.998) with experimentally estimated respiration rate.

  4. They left dreaming. Westward Migration as Explained, Understood and Experienced by Hungarian Roma (abstract in English)

    Pietarinen, Katri


    Endast sammandrag. Inbundna avhandlingar kan sökas i Helka-databasen ( Elektroniska kopior av avhandlingar finns antingen öppet på nätet eller endast tillgängliga i bibliotekets avhandlingsterminaler. Only abstract. Paper copies of master’s theses are listed in the Helka database ( Electronic copies of master’s theses are either available as open access or only on thesis terminals in the Helsinki University Library. Vain tiivi...

  5. De la res publica al Imperium: Poder y subjetividad en la Roma Imperial

    Juan Carlos Barrassús Herrero


    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende caracterizar la forma de poder imperial romano y las formas de subjetividad que aparecen tras la irrupción de un poder absoluto e irresistible propio del Principado. Trataremos de identificar los elementos de continuidad y discontinuidad que se dan en el ámbito del pensamiento político y de la subjetividad en el período republicano así como en el imperial. Los textos claves para comprender tal paso se encuentran tanto en los escritos de los últimos republicanos ‘convencidos’ así como en una literatura política de la primera época imperial que mira al pasado republicano con nostalgia y veneración, al tiempo que trata de ajustar cuentas con el presente mediante la narración de su corrupción

  6. Bibliotecas y libros en la Roma del emperador Calígula

    José Antonio Rodríguez Valcárcel


    Full Text Available Este artículo trata de mostrar diversos aspectos de la política cultural en este ámbito por parte de este emperador.This article tries to show some aspects of cultural politics in this matter at the Caligula’s time.

  7. An analytical tool to support the pedestrianisation process: The case of via Roma, Cagliari

    Alfonso Annunziata


    Full Text Available The article focuses on the case of the modification of an urban road network: the transformation of a portion of an important distributor road in the urban area of Cagliari into a pedestrian space. By means of this case study the article aims to point out how pedestrianisation interventions have not been completely defined within a theoretical system that clearly establishes modes and conditions of implementation. This lack of theorization has led to the common understanding of pedestrianisation as good operations in and of itself and, as such, exportable, meant to produce the same effects everywhere (Bianchetti, 2016. This analysis uses the fundamental conditions of hierarchy as a tool to assess to what extent the modification of the road network articulation has resulted in conditions of lesser inter-connectivity, legibility and functionality. In this perspective the article proposes a system of criteria, founded on the principles of hierarchy, meant to be a theoretical support for processes of pedestrianisation.

  8. Come muoversi a Roma con il trasporto pubblico e il Bike Sharing

    Michele Ieradi


    Full Text Available The public transport-bike sharing integration in RomeBased on the success in Rome due to the launch of its bike sharing service (on June 13, 2008, ATAC (Rome Mobility Agency designed and implemented the integration of paths that connect the 19 bike sharing collection points, located in the heart of Rome, with the public transport network. The resulting database has been included in a new version of the Journey Planner service, Infopoint, already available on the ATAC website, which gives users the opportunity to calculate an itinerary with public transport and if possible to combine the public transport with the bike sharing schedule.

  9. La Colonia Roma a comienzos del XX: Arquitectura Patrimonial en ciudad de México

    Rodolfo Santa María


    Lo que me propongo hacer en este artículo, es dar a conocer dos experiencias que considero importantes: la arquitectura nuestra de principios de siglo y un trabajo de inventario y catalogación de arquitectura reciente que me tocó coordinar. La idea es compartir el por qué y cómo nos aproximamos al sujeto de estudio, algunas cosas que descubrimos en el proceso, una primera aproximación y muchas inquietudes que nos surgieron al analizar el material recopilado.

  10. Anti-Roma Hate Speech in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland

    Belavusau, U.; Goodwin, M.; De Hert, P.


    The chapter examines the protection against anti-Romani hate speech provided by the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, in particular the legal avenues of redress available to victims. This research combines an analysis of the legal framework with its functioning in practice, and situates both in a

  11. Cuzco y Roma, peruanos y andaluces en la obra del Inca Garcilaso

    Fermín del Pino-Díaz


    Full Text Available Se intenta ofrecer una explicación sociocultural del programa romanista del Inca Garcilaso en función de sus coordenadas biográficas (peruana y española, analizando especialmente su destino andaluz, tanto por sus coordenadas sociales (conquista reciente del mundo islámico y presencia de conversos judíos como por las propiamente culturales (clasicismo real y nobiliario, conexión con jesuitas. No se trata, pues, de una solución individual y aislada (por aristocrática, ni tampoco de una opción meramente literaria o religiosa (a pesar de expresarse en esa clave.

  12. História e civismo na Roma liviana History and good citizenship in Livian Rome

    Marinalva Vilar de Lima


    Full Text Available O artigo focaliza a maneira como Tito Lívio (sécs. I a.C. - I d.C. articula política, civismo e cotidiano em sua Ab urbe condita libri, através da análise das representações sociais que constrói. Discute a noção de história enquanto mimesis de um passado presentificado por Lívio nos primórdios do Império. Apresenta um Lívio construtor de uma memória da sociedade romana que retroage às épocas da realeza e da república romanas. Da ênfase conferida por Lívio a algumas dessas práticas (cerimônias e crenças religiosas, ritos funerários, relações familiares, valores sociais, disputas de poder, etc., resultou nossa compreensão de que a política constitui o fio articulador de sua escritura. Conceito que em Lívio engloba as práticas cívicas/públicas realizadas pelos cives no espaço da urbs a partir do respeito aos valores da civitas.This article focuses on the way in which Titus Livius (1BC - 1AD presented politics, good citizenship and everyday life in his Ab urbe condita libri, through an analysis of the social representations that he constructed. It argues the conception of history as a mimesis of a past offered by Livid in the beginnings of the Empire. It presents Livid as a constructor of a memory of the Roman society that modified the times of royalty and of the Roman republic. The emphasis given by Livius to some of these practices (ceremonies and religious beliefs, funeral rites, family relations, social values, power disputes etc. resulted in our understanding that politics constituted the line of thinking in his writing. It can be assessed that Livius includes civic or public practices exercised by cives in the space of the urbs respecting the values of the civitas.

  13. Rezension zu: Marina Caffiero (Hg.: Rubare le anime. Roma: Viella 2008

    Rita Unfer Lukoschik


    Full Text Available In den Akten des päpstlichen Staatsarchivs und der römischen jüdischen Gemeinde finden sich zeitgenössische Zeugnisse für die im päpstlichen Rom vom 16. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert nicht seltene Zwangskonvertierung jüdischer Mädchen und Frauen zum Katholizismus. Eines der wertvollsten Dokumente dieser Konversionspraxis liegt nunmehr in einer kommentierten Neuedition vor: das Tagebuch der 1749 sich erfolgreich der versuchten Zwangskonvertierung widersetzenden 18-jährigen Anna del Monte. In ihrer Einleitung ordnet die Herausgeberin Marina Caffiero dieses außergewöhliche Einzelschicksal in die zeitgleich und parallel laufenden Assimilations- und Emanzipationsprozesse ein, die sich in der mit aufklärerischem Gedankengut ‚infizierten‘ jüdischen Oberschicht Roms im 18. Jahrhundert abzeichneten.

  14. Occupare spazi, liberare luoghi della mente e della cittadinanza: esperienze di riappropriazione a Roma

    Irene Ranaldi


    Full Text Available Negli ultimi anni l’utilizzo degli spazi pubblici e abitativi è diventato una delle sfide più significative per le amministrazioni locali che si trovano a dover mediare tra gli interessi di soggetti pubblici e privati, associazioni e residenti per migliorare la qualità dei luoghi di vita urbani. Amministratori locali, urbanisti e organizzatori di comunità sono alcuni degli attori di queste nuove forme di cambiamento urbano che emergono dal basso, grazie ad un confronto costante con le esigenze del territorio che spinge ad una rimodulazione di spazi e strutture pubbliche ridando così nuova vita ad interi pezzi di città, spesso abbandonati o dismessi o in annosa attesa di recupero. Esperienze di questo tipo di ri-appropriazione, sia esso con la pratica dell’occupazione o dell’esito di un processo di progettazione partecipata tra cittadini e istituzioni, si susseguono sempre più spesso in Europa e negli Stati Uniti. Come può definirsi uno spazio pubblico? Può essere definito come ogni luogo di proprietà pubblica o di uso pubblico accessibile e fruibile a tutti gratuitamente e senza scopi di lucro. Gli spazi pubblici rappresentano i luoghi della vita collettiva delle comunità e un elemento decisivo per il benessere individuale e sociale in quanto dotati di specifiche caratteristiche spaziali, storiche, ambientali, sociali ed economiche. Lo spazio è una condizione perché le modalità spaziali di esperienza in qualche modo indirizzano il configurarsi delle forme sociali, ma assume un significato sociologico in quanto simbolo della relazione sociale. Riappropriarsi in qualche modo di questo simbolo, declinandone gli esiti in forme differenti di partecipazione, può significare liberare luoghi della mente e dell’espressività.

  15. Bourgois, F. (2005, Cercando rispetto. Drug economy e cultura di strada, Roma, DeriveApprodi.

    Giuseppe Scandurra


    Full Text Available Philippe Bourgois, professore presso il Dipartimento di Antropologia, Storia e Medicina Sociale dell’Università della California, si trasferisce per cinque anni a East Harem, uno dei ghetti più degradati e malfamati di New York. Qui frequenta spacciatori di crack di origine portoricana, passa il tempo nelle sale sotto casa dove questi ultimi giocano, entra nelle case delle loro famiglie allargate.

  16. Agripina é Roma-Manhattan, um belo quase-filme de HO.

    Rubens Machado Jr.

    Full Text Available Resumo Não faz maior sentido perder-se em discussões sobre ser ou não inacabada a realização de Hélio Oiticica rodada na Wall Street de 1972 levando-se em conta o filme que temos visto desde 1992 (em quase todas as retrospectivas do artista mundo afora enquanto uma obra experimental concebida a partir da prática superoitista brasileira daquele início de década. Consideramos nesta análise sua relação com essa matriz de experiência, além do diálogo profícuo do artista não só com o cinema anterior de seu país como também sua cultura, política, arte e literatura reativadas desde o século pregresso.

  17. Un segno per il primo meridiano d’Italia a Roma

    Tullio Aebischer


    Full Text Available A sign for Italy's Prime MeridianItaly's Prime Meridian, defined in 1871, is situated in a brick tower at the top of Monte Mario - Rome's highest hill. The Italian Government chose the site to be the point of passage for the Prime Meridian on September 20 1870 the same time the italian army had arrived back in Rome. This meridian remained in use for official italian land maps until 1995 when a new cartography based on the WGS84 reference system was  adopted. For this reason Italy's Prime Meridian can be considered an historical geodetic monument. Studium Urbis began the first demarcation of the meridian in february 2007with a plaque inside the Vatican Gardens. The Studium Urbis is currently continuing the ongoing project of the demarcation of the Italy's Prime Meridian in significant spots in Rome.

  18. The national project for Roma, Sinti and Caminanti children inclusion: A Socio-Anthropological overview

    Greta Persico


    Full Text Available Questo articolo sperimenta una prospettiva critica, applicata ed interdisciplinare al contrasto all’antiziganismo. La ricerca è stata svolta nell’ambito del Progetto Nazionale per l'Inclusione e l'integrazione dei bambini rom, sinti e caminanti, realizzato nell'arco dell'anno scolastico 2013/14 nella città di Milano. La cornice teorica di riferimento afferisce a differenti orizzonti: verranno presi in considerazione il paradigma del contrasto all’antiziganismo, le ricerche relative alle politiche educative nei confronti dei bambini e delle bambine rom e verrà fatto un accenno alla teoria della didattica inclusiva. In questo quadro analizzeremo le premesse sulle quali si basava la declinazione milanese dell’intervento nonché le attività formative realizzate all’interno di due scuole cittadine. Tali azioni hanno coinvolto le due autrici in qualità di formatrici. A partire da una analisi delle azioni del progetto verranno evidenziati gli elementi di continuità e discontinuità rispetto a politiche educative rivolte ai minori rom e alle loro famiglie attuate in città nel passato. Infine, a partire dagli esiti della formazione verranno esaminati gli effetti prodotti dall'interazione tra il mondo della ricerca e la realtà sociale. Il quadro che ne deriva evidenzia come il paradigma dell’antiziganismo sia la condizione necessaria per far emergere il paradigma opposto, quello dell’anti-antiziganismo, entro cui si producono discorsi, si destinano finanziamenti, si elaborano progetti e carriere degli “oppositori dell'antiziganismo”.

  19. Actitudes ante los impuestos en Roma : aceptación, resignación y rechazo

    Carlos Jordán Reyes


    Full Text Available Las actitudes de los contribuyentes romanos ante los impuestos no fue siempre la misma. Variaron en función de la naturaleza de cada tributo, de los procedimientos recaudatorios de cada momento y lugar y de las circunstancias personales del contribuyente. El tributo en cuanto tal no siempre generó rechazo. A veces fue asumido como una contrapartida lógica del derecho de ciudadanía y a veces incluso era autoimpuesto voluntariamente. A su vez, el rechazo a los tributos se manifestaba de muy diversos modos —la evasión fiscal, la búsqueda del privilegio, la protesta colectiva y el recurso ante la autoridad judicial— cada uno con una gran variedad de matices.The attitudes of Roman contributors towards taxes were not always the same. They differed depending on the nature of each tax, on the tax collection procedures, on the moment and place and the personal circunstances of tax contributors. Taxes as such were not always rejected. Sometimes they were seen as a logical counterpart of the right to citizenship and some other times they were voluntarily self-imposed. At the same time, the rejection of taxes was shown in many different ways: tax evasion, the search for privilege, collective protest, and the appeal to the judicial authorities; all of these including in turn a great variety of forms.

  20. The Cultural Responsiveness of Teacher Candidates Towards Roma Pupils in Serbia and Slovenia--Case Studies

    Pecek, Mojca; Macura-Milovanovic, Suncica; Vujisic-Živkovic, Nataša


    In many countries, there is a growing need for teacher awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences, what is often called culturally responsive teaching. This is why teacher education institutions are making significant efforts to require student teachers to enrol in courses that focus on understanding, tolerance and acceptance of differences…

  1. Le donne bangladesi a Roma: come si trasforma una comunità

    Noemi Bisio


    Full Text Available This paper aims to deepen the analysis on women role in migration today observing the Bangladeshi community resident in Rome. This perspective wants to return Bangladeshi women a leading role as engine of evolution for their community and in the current process new citizenship’s creation. Often considered to be passive subjects of migration, the Bangladeshi woman are hurled into a completely new reality that indeed calls them, even more than men, to deal with different customs and categories of thought. Thanks to the experience of motherhood, Bangladeshi women are forced to leave the house and interact with institutions and Italian families in order to participate in the training of their children. A change that has important impact on Bangladeshi community resident in Italy, but also on the society of residence and that of belonging.

  2. Il buon nome delle donne. Matrimonio, professione e reputazione nella Roma dell’Ottocento

    Ginevra Diletta Tonini Masella


    Full Text Available This work is based on the trial documents of the Vicar and the Governor Courts (XVIII-XIX centuries. It is focused on the leading role of reputation in the lives of unmarried and atypical working women during the First Roman Republic (1798-1799. Referring to the recent studies on marriage, the attention is focused on both language and nomenclature used in trial documents to describe women. Moreover, it is underlined the importance of a bad reputation on the Criminal Court’s judgement in actions for seduction of unmarried women. Models earned by showing their naked bodies: a particular attention is reserved then to the role of their job as well as their marital status in both construction and judgement of their reputation.

  3. "And Roma Were Victims, Too." The Romani Genocide and Holocaust Education in Romania

    Kelso, Michelle


    While Holocaust education has been mandatory in Romanian schools for over a decade, educators do not necessarily teach about it. Distortion and obfuscation of Romanian Holocaust crimes during the communist and transition periods means that teachers, like the majority of Romanians, know little about their country's perpetration of genocides. From…

  4. Dalla politica alla gestione del bene comune. L’esempio del teatro Valle a Roma

    Alice Furlan


    Full Text Available The concept of common good could be declined in three major points: 1 the theft of the good itself from the profit mindset; 2 the creation of a link between the community and the good; 3 the creation of a new management form, neither public nor private, which knows the capacity of the good itself. From the analysis of the schedule published by MiBAC, it is clear that there is a lack of founds addressed to the artistic research. The situation that occurs nowadays is imposing the necessity of identifying another kind of development model. I took, as a research topic, Teatro Valle, which is one of the most important case in the Italian national context. The management of the entire structure undergoes through the principles of non-rivalry, non-exclusion and self-governance. The strongest points of this model are: the idea of an alternative management and the creation of synergies between several cultural movements.The theatre itself has been seeing as a multi-functional location: there are lots of performances flanked by debates, conferences, talks, and other initiatives. Another important aspect is the great visibility that the experience has been receiving through the years. However it is necessary to underline that the building, which is a private property, lives in a condition of lawlessness because it has been occupied. Moreover Teatro Valle has been accused of unfair competition by other cultural spaces. Since the culture is the common thread that helps us to uphold our identity, the common goods help us to recognize ourselves and state our fundamental rights.

  5. Impacts and consequences of residential segregation of Roma in urban spaces: Case studies from Hungary

    Jenö Zsolt Farkas


    Full Text Available This article explores residential segregation and its characteristics in medium-sized and small towns in the Southern Great Plain statistical region of Hungary. The study highlights the main features and driving forces of segregation connected to post-communist urban development. We are approaching this from the perspective of the following questions: How are segregation processes connected to ethnic issues and living conditions? What can the local government do to solve this problem? The article concludes that residential segregation is a frequent phenomenon in Hungarian agro-towns. These processes share some similarities but also differ to some degree from western European or US examples. The results emphasise the importance of complex thinking about social integration, local planning and more effective financial allocation.

  6. Francisco de Goya en San Nicolás de los Loreneses de Roma 1770

    Navarrete Prieto, Benito


    Full Text Available La aparición del Cuaderno Italiano de Goya y su posterior estudio por parte de Jesús Urrea, Manuela Mena, Juliet Wilson, Paolo Mangiante, Rogelio Buendía y Arturo Ansón ha venido a desvelar un periodo fascinante en la formación del joven Goya, pudiendo rastrear, no solo los elementos que constituyeron sus fuentes en el periodo de aprendizaje, sino los propios orígenes de su arte y sobre todo constituirse en instrumento para fechar y autentificar obras del artista de su época juvenil entre las que destaca el Aníbal vencedor, felizmente hallado por Urrea y con el que Goya concurrió al premio de la Academia de Parma en 1771....


    Mariana Rodrigues Festucci Ferreira


    Full Text Available This paper addresses some nuances of the tragedy experienced by Antigone, contrasting it with the annihilation of the contemporary subject operated by the capitalist discourse. It states, beyond the ethics that seeks a good in accordance to the Kantian imperative, the psychoanalytic ethics –an ethics governed by the dialectics of desire, the only one possible to be determined in the analyst's praxis. For this purpose, it starts from Aristotle's concept of Ethics and then it points out what is at stake in Lacan's reading of Sophocles' play. The tragic nature of psychoanalytic ethics is here highlighted along with its relevance to rescue the contemporary subject from deletion

  8. Appello Roma – sezione lavoro Sent.15-29 gennaio 2013 n. 377 Pres. Rel. Torrice - S. srl contro G.

    Calogero Massimo Cammalleri


    Full Text Available Lavoro (controversie – Appello – novella art. 434 del c.p.c. – motivazione dell'appello – contenuto – specificazione dei singoli segmenti o sottocapi che la compongono la motivazione – necessità - violazione – conseguenze – nullità dell'appello – esclusione - inammissibilità dell'appello - sussiste.* Lavoro (controversie – Appello – novella art. 434 del c.p.c. – motivazione dell'appello – contenuto – indicazione delle modifiche da apportare al provvedimento – indicazione dei profili di causalità tra violazione di legge ed esito della lite – necessità - violazione – – conseguenze – nullità dell'appello – esclusione - inammissibilità dell'appello – sussiste.* La nuova formulazione dell'art. 434 c.p.c. impone precisi oneri di forma dell'appello che deve essere redatto quasi come una sentenza e occorrerà: articolare le modifiche che il giudice di appello deve apportare, anche di quelle formulate in via subordinata; indicare espressamente le parti del provvedimento che vuole impugnare (profilo volitivo; suggerire le modifiche che dovrebbero essere apportate al provvedimento con riguardo alla ricostruzione del fatto (profilo argomentativo; specificare il rapporto di causa ad effetto fra la violazione di legge che è denunciata e l'esito della lite (profilo di causalità; individuare il testo di una nuova pronuncia volta a modificare le argomentazioni del giudice di prime cure. Allorché siano contestati in quantum della condanna l'assolvimento dei suddetti precetti ricavabili dall'art. 434 c.p.c. deve altresì estrinsecarsi nella produzione di prospetti contabili alternativi rispetto posti a base della decisione impugnata

  9. Inestabilidad laboral y estrategias de emancipación. Los jóvenes-adultos mileuristas de Barcelona y Roma

    Gentile, Alessandro


    [spa] El objetivo general de mi tesis doctoral ha sido analizar la inestabilidad laboral y las estrategias de emancipación de los “mileuristas” entre 25 y 34 años de edad en España e Italia. En estos dos países la desregulación del sistema de empleo se ha llevado a cabo sobre todo en los últimos veinte años, con ambivalentes consecuencias sociales y económicas. Los científicos sociales han estudiado la precariedad asimilándola a los efectos negativos de la flexibilidad laboral. Esta flex...

  10. JEAN-JACQUES EIGELDINGER, Chopin visto dai suoi allievi, a cura di Costantino Mastroprimiano, Roma, Astrolabio-Ubaldini, 2010

    Antonio Rostagno


    Full Text Available L’accurata raccolta e sistemazione di testimonianze scritte riguardanti Chopin, attuata da Eigeldinger, si rivela utile su entrambi i piani storico e didattico-pedagogico. Importante punto di riferimento per la didattica strumentale e per la didattica della musica in generale, il volume offre dettagliate e approfondite informazioni su aspetti peculiari del pensiero compositivo chopiniano.

  11. Inequalities in mortality by socioeconomic factors and Roma ethnicity in the two biggest cities in Slovakia : a multilevel analysis

    Rosicova, Katarina; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.; Geckova, Andrea Madarasova; Stewart, Roy E.; Rosic, Martin; Groothoff, Johan W.; van Dijk, Jitse P.


    Background: The socioeconomic and ethnic composition of urban neighbourhoods may affect mortality, but evidence on Central European cities is lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the associations between socioeconomic and ethnic neighbourhood indicators and the mortality of individuals aged

  12. Vanadium concentration in some soils of Tolfa mountains (Rome); Tenori di vanadio nei solidi dei monti della Tolfa (Civitavecchia, Roma)

    Kuneshka, Milo; Michetti, Italo [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Cassacia, Rome (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente


    Here are presented and discussed the data concerning the concentration of vanadium in some soils of Tolfa mountains. The aim of this study was to evaluate the fall out connected with the emissions of the oil power plants of Civitavecchia. The authors have analysed the considered by us elements V, Ti, Mn, Al and Si, using the instrumental neutron activation analysis. The vanadium because is presented in the oil in higher concentrations in comparison with the other elements and so as an element which characterizes the emissions, while Ti, Mn, Al and Si, due to their terrestrial origin, are useful to put in evidence the contribution due to the lithological component. From the obtained data and in agreement with the theoretical estimations according to the atmospheric fall out, the authors convinced that during the operating time of the oil power plants of Civitavecchia, one can not observe appreciable variations of vanadium in some soils of Tolfa mountains. The obtained data can be useful in the other future studies which will aim to evaluate the entity of the contribution of such elements coming from the oil power plants of Civitavecchia.

  13. Fiorentino, Giuliana and Bruni, Filippo (Eds. (2013. Didattica e tecnologie. Studi, percorsi e proposte. Roma, Italia: Carocci

    Sergio Pizziconi


    Full Text Available The volume presents novice and experienced teachers with a sound and concise reflection on the use of the newest technologies in education. The discussion covers e-learning platforms, m(obile-learning, web technologies (blog, micro-blog, wiki, social networks, video-games and role games, videos, and some basic issues such as (digital story telling, hypertextuality, multimediality, and identity. Many projects brought in as examples of the use of technologies in educational contexts are aimed at language learning. The final section discusses Italian and European programs centered on new technologies. The authors balance an enthusiastic attitude with realistic considerations on how the educational use of new technologies requires great accuracy to the design of the intervention and close monitoring.

  14. El barrio de la embajada de España en Roma en la segunda mitad del siglo XVII

    Maximiliano Barrio Gozalo


    Full Text Available In the middle of the XVIIth century the foreign ambassadors in Rome extend the immunity of his palace a sector of the city, the district of the embassy. But in the last third of the century the Popes try to suppress these exempt jurisdictions. In this article across the documentation Vaticana and Spanish, studies the evolution of the Spanish district and his vicissitudes until the Marquess of Cogolludo resigns his immunity, and there begins a new period of limited jurisdiction.

  15. Caminhos que levam a Roma: recursos culturais e redefinições da excelência religiosa

    Ernesto Seidl


    Full Text Available A centralidade da aquisição de recursos sociais variados através de processos de internacionalização marca tendência generalizada na dinâmica de recomposição das elites e grupos dirigentes, inclusive a Igreja católica. Dentro desse campo de discussões, o artigo apresenta resultados que buscam dar respostas às seguintes questões: como se encaixaria, nesse processo, uma instituição profissional de caráter supranacional, sediada no Vaticano, com critérios e códigos próprios de recrutamento, seleção e ascensão tal como a Igreja católica? Quais as formas e o peso da circulação internacional na formação de seu corpo religioso e nas lutas pela definição de novas hierarquias de saberes? Que destinos, experiências e competências culturais se impuseram como mais valorizados no atual estado da instituição e como se distribuem as chances de acesso a esses recursos entre seus membros? Por fim, como são vividas e percebidas diferentes experiências de internacionalização de profissionais da Igreja e que lugar tal fenômeno ocupa entre os instrumentos de legitimação da instituição no espaço do poder?The central part played by internationalization in the acquisition of multiple social resources appears as a general trend in the dynamics of recomposition of the elites, including the Catholic Church. In this field of debate, this article seeks to answer the following questions: what is the place of this process in the case of a Vatican-based, supranational professional institution, which has its own codes and criteria of recruitment, selection and ascension? Which are the forms of international circulation and what is its role in the training of the religious body and also in the struggles for the definition of new hierarchies of knowledge? Which destinations, cultural experiences and skills are more valued on the current status of the institution and how is the access to these assets distributed among its members? Finally, how are experienced and perceived the different ways of internationalization of the high clergy and what is the place it takes among the instruments of legitimation within the field of power?

  16. Gli archivi dell'Inquisizione in Italia: problemi storiografici e descrittivi. Roma, Archivio di Stato, 18 febbraio 2005

    Andrea Del Col (editor


    Full Text Available It includes the folowing essays:Andrea Del Col, Presentazione Adriano Prosperi, Nuove prospettive per una storia dell'Inquisizione Grado Giovanni Merlo, Problemi documentari dell'Inquisizione medievale in Italia Silvana Seidel Menchi, I giudici dell'Inquisizione romana: inquisitori e vescovi, commissari, nunzi, cardinali, papi Andrea Del Col, I documenti del Sant'Ufficio come fonti per la storia istituzionale e la storia degli inquisiti Marco Pizzo, La Stanza Storica dell'Archivio del Sant'Uffizio: un metodo di intervento Francesca Cavazzana Romanelli, Il censimento della documentazione inquisitoriale riguardante l'Italia Giovanna Paolin - Andrea Del Col, La banca dati dei processi e la ricostruzione completa dell'attività del Sant'Ufficio di Aquileia e Concordia

  17. La misión de Velázquez y sus agentes en Roma y Venecia: 1649-1653

    Salort, Salvador


    Full Text Available In the following study we analyze one of the missions carried out by Velazquez in Italy during his second journey: to contract the execution and transport of the modem sculptures and casts of the classical statues, made out of bronze and plaster, that he chose and acquired to garnish the new rooms of the Madrid Alcázar. To this purpose, we have found and studied new important documentation —in part unpublished, in part cited, but never considered in its ensemble^ that will permit us to confirm and concrete some hypothesis, and to point out new data about different aspects of Velazquez's mission. To this respect, we refer, for example, to which was Velazquez residence in Rome, which collections he visited, what were the specific arrangements implemented by the painter to shoulder the royal commission, including the determination of the roles played by Giuliano Finelli, the Count of Oñate, the Duke of Infantado, the Marquis of la Fuente, don Santiago Cardoso, don Juan de Córdoba and other agents at Velazquez's service for the royal assignment. Finally, we bring up new documentation on his third staying in Venice, setting, for the first time, the period when he was doubtless in the famous Republic trying to buy paintings for the King's Collection.No disponible

  18. The Italian Army and Effects-Based Operations: A New Concept for an Army of Use


    1 Stato Maggiore della Difesa, Investire in Sicurezza: Forze Armate – Uno Strumento in Evoluzione (Roma: Societa...Strategico (2000). Roma: Societa’ Editrice Imago Media, 2005. __________. Investire in Sicurezza: Forze Armate – Uno Strumento in Evoluzione . Roma: Societa

  19. PM Brazauskas strikes back - unsuccessfully / Milda Seputyte

    Seputyte, Milda


    Peaprokurör keeldus juhtumit uurimast, kui Leedu peaminister Algirdas Brazauskas pöördus prokuröri poole, et uuritaks tema perekonna süüdistamist ja laimamist. Konservatiivide partei kahtlustab, et Brazauskase abikaasa Kristina Brazauskiene on oma hotelliäri tõttu seotud Lukoil Baltija juhiga, kes on huvitatud Mazeikiu Nafta ostmisest

  20. Mazeikiu refinery goes on the defensive


    20% Mazeikiu Nafta kasumist moodustab kütusemüügist teenitav tulu ja 80% teenib ettevõte äritegevusest Ameerika Ühendriikide, Lääne-Euroopa, Poola, Eesti ja Lätiga. Leedu peaminister Algirdas Brazauskas kritiseeris ettevõtet kõrgete hindade tõttu

  1. Labor's charm wins over countryside / Milda Seputyte

    Seputyte, Milda


    Küsitluste järgi on Leedu Tööpartei toetus elanike seas tõusnud 25,3 protsendini. Juhul kui praegune peaminister Algirdas Brazauskas peaks skandaali tõttu ametist tagasi astuma, kavatseb sellele kohale kandideerida Tööpartei esimees Viktor Uspaskihh

  2. Põltsamaa saab korraga kaheksa graniidist kuju / Risto Berendson

    Berendson, Risto, 1975-


    Rahvusvahelise graniitskulptuuri festivali kahe kuu töö tulemusel kujuneb Põltsamaa Sõpruse park skulptuuripargiks. Tauno Kangro, Art Allmäe, Algirdas Kuzma temaatilistest skulptuuridest. Kohale tulemata jäänud skulptorite taiesed valmistas jooniste põhjal kohalik kiviraidur Madis Roio

  3. Ants Paju exegi monumentum / Rein Veidemann

    Veidemann, Rein, 1946-


    13. juunist 20. augustini 2004 toimunud graniitskulptuurifestivalist Põltsamaa lähedal Sõpruse pargis. Osales Erland Knudsson Madsen Taanist, Arto Lappalainen Soomest, Sandis Kondratas Lätist, Algirdas Kuzma Leedust, Christos Mondzios Poolast, Tauno Kangro, Are Haljas ja Art Allmägi Eestist

  4. Chemoradiation With Concomitant Boosts Followed by Radical Surgery in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer: Long-term Results of the ROMA-2 Prospective Phase 2 Study

    Ferrandina, Gabriella, E-mail: [Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); Gambacorta, Antonietta [Division of Radiotherapy, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); Gallotta, Valerio [Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); Smaniotto, Daniela [Division of Radiotherapy, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); Fagotti, Anna [Gynecologic Surgery, University of Perugia, Terni (Italy); Tagliaferri, Luca [Division of Radiotherapy, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); Foti, Elvira; Fanfani, Francesco [Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); Autorino, Rosa [Division of Radiotherapy, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); Scambia, Giovanni [Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); Valentini, Vincenzo [Division of Radiotherapy, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy)


    Purpose: This prospective, phase 2 study aimed at assessing the efficacy of accelerated fractionation radiation therapy by concomitant boosts (CBs) associated with chemoradiation therapy (CRT) of the whole pelvis, in improving the rate of pathological complete response (pCR) to treatment in patients with International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IB2-IVA locally advanced cervical cancer. Methods and Materials: Neoadjuvant CRT included conformal irradiation of the whole pelvis with a total dose of 39.6 Gy (1.8 cGy/fraction, 22 fractions), plus additional irradiation of primary tumor and parametria with 10.8 Gy administered with CBs (0.9 cGy/fraction, 12 fractions, every other day). Concomitant chemotherapy included cisplatin (20 mg/m{sup 2}, days 1-4 and 26-30 of treatment), and capecitabine (1300 mg/m{sup 2}/daily, orally) during the first 2 and the last 2 weeks of treatment. Radical hysterectomy plus pelvic with or without aortic lymphadenectomy was performed within 6 to 8 weeks from CRT. Toxicity was recorded according to Radiation Therapy Oncology Group toxicity criteria and Chassagne grading system. Based on the Simon design, 103 cases were required, and the regimen would be considered active if >45 pCR were registered (α error = 0.05; β error = 0.1). Results: pCR was documented in 51 cases (50.5%), and the regimen was considered active, according to the planned statistical assumptions. At median follow-up of 36 months (range: 7-85 months), the 3-year local failure rate was 7%, whereas the 3-year disease-free and overall survival rates were 73.0% and 86.1%, respectively. Grade 3 leukopenia and neutropenia were reported in only 1 and 2 cases, respectively. Gastrointestinal toxicity was always grade 1 or 2. Conclusions: Addition of CBs in the accelerated fractionation modality to the whole pelvis chemoradiation followed by radical surgery results in a high rate of pathologically assessed complete response to CRT and a very encouraging local control rate, with acceptable toxicity.

  5. Thermal inactivation of Salmonella and E.coli 0157:H7 on Roma tomato stem scars using high-intensity infrared laser light

    Foodborne illness associated with contaminated produce is a continuing concern. Compared to the skin surface, stem scar areas of intact fruits and vegetables harbor more bacteria and are more resistant to chemical sanitizing processes. This study evaluated a precision thermal kill process which uses...


    Luis Miguel García Lozano


    Full Text Available La época de paz instaurada durante el principado de Octavio Augusto promovió la realización de numerosas construcciones y obras públicas a lo largo de todo el territorio del Imperio Romano. Con el fin de ordenar dichas construcciones, se adoptaron numerosas normas de tipo individual para disciplinar cada una de las obras. El fin de estas normas singulares buscaban, por un lado, evitar abusos de los residentes o transeúntes, por otro, disponer un régimen sancionador que censurase esos abusos y, como fin último, la conservación de las obras públicas dada la inversión que conllevaba su construcción. Il tempo di pace stabilito durante il principato di Octavio Augusto promosse la realizzazione di numerose costruzioni e opere pubbliche, in tutto il territorio dell'Impero Romano. Per ordinare tali costruzioni, sono state adottate numerose regole di tipo individuale per disciplinare ciascuna delle opere. Lo scopo di queste regole uniche ha cercato, da un lato, di evitare abusi da parte di residenti o spettatori, dall'altro, di avere un regime sanzionatorio che censurasse quegli abusi e, come obiettivo finale, la conservazione delle opere pubbliche dato l'investimento coinvolto nella loro costruzione.

  7. A Idealização de Roma e a sua aceitação pelos Cristãos (I

    Pedro Moacyr Campos


    Full Text Available (Primeiro Parágrafo do Artigo Vastíssima é a literatura referente ao Império Romano, de tal maneira que, à primeira vista, parece demasiada a presunção de um candidato à livre-docência que se propõe apresentar uma tese versando ainda uma faceta dquele imenso assunto.

  8. Helping the Marginalised or Supporting the Elite? Affirmative Action as a Tool for Increasing Access to Higher Education for Ethnic Roma

    Garaz, Stella


    Among the many arguments against affirmative action discussed in the academic literature, there is one stating that affirmative action fails to target the most marginalised members of a disadvantaged group, and instead it supports the group's most affluent members whose socio-economic position may be comparable to that of the mainstream…

  9. [Medical prescription from "Libro de' segreti cavato da molti mastri di cristali et da altri hominij literati" Danzica 1645 (MS.5461 della Biblioteca Casanatense di Roma].

    Moretti, Cesare; Lucarini, Cesare


    In the Casanatense Library - Rome, few years ago, a manuscript was found, written in Danzig in 1645, containing a great number of glass recipes but also recipes of alchemic and metallurgical subject and about forty recipes of practical medicine. If the generality of recipes were published in 2004, the medical recipes are here transcribed and commented with the help of experts in pharmaceutical chemistry and in medicine history. The medicine recipes of the manuscript are typical of the therapeutic technique in use in the 17th century, deriving from an empirical knowledge and from a magic-popular heritage that accompanied the medical doctrine till modern era.


    Cordera Piñera, Rubén; Coppola, Pierluigi; dell'Olio, Luigi; Ibeas, Angel


    [ES] Existe evidencia empírica que avala la hipótesis de que incrementos en la accesibilidad a oportunidades pueden impactar positivamente en los valores inmobiliarios. Sin embargo, esta capitalización de los beneficios de la accesibilidad puede ser desigual en distintas áreas de estudio. En esta investigación se estiman modelos hedónicos y modelos hedónicos espaciales en dos áreas urbanas para comparar si existen diferencias en los impactos de la accesibilidad utilizando trans...

  11. International Conference on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids (ICIFUAS) (10th) held in Roma, Italy on September 6 - 9, 1993


    Flortncio 3. H. Tejima 3 , J.A.R. Jordao3 (1) Depto de Fisica, UNESP, Bauru, SP, Brazil. (2) Depto Engenharia Mateiais, UFSCar. Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil. (3...At6mica, Dto. de Quimica de Reactores, Av. del Libertador 8250, (1429) Buenos Aires, Argentina. (3) Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias

  12. Conservación y transformación : el complejo monumental del templo de Venus y Roma - Santa Francesca Romana en el Foro Romano

    González Longo, Cristina


    Durante demasiado tiempo se ha considerado que la proyectación arquitectónica es sólo para edificios ex novo. La realidad es que, en una gran mayoría de los casos, cada proyecto incorpora una preexistencia en el lugar, sea tangible o intangible. La conservación y transformación de edificios ocurría históricamente y ocurre hoy en día mucho más de lo que parece evidente. Lo que ha cambiado con el tiempo es la forma de proyectar. Hasta el siglo XVIII, los arquitectos acometían los proyectos de i...

  13. Graduación de la responsabilidad civil del empresario y de los grupos de empresas -matrices y filiales- de Roma frente a terceros

    Guillermo Suárez Blázquez


    negocios de los sometidos a patria potestad. Sin embargo, estas acciones no se caracterizan solo por tener fórmulas con transposición de sujetos. Tampoco se debe ceñir su competencia al derecho de familia. Esta tesis, aceptada de forma mayoritaria para la doctrina romanista y civilista actual, debe ser revisada. La tesis que proponemos es la extensión de estas acciones procesales al campo jurídico de la empresa, de las mercancías y del comercio, pues fueron creadas por los pretores, y desarrolladas por la jurisprudencia clásica, para conseguir un objetivo: determinar el alcance y la medida de la responsabilidad civil del comerciante, del empresario, de las empresas matrices y de las empresas filiales, en suspensión de pagos, frente a terceros ¿proveedores y clientes¿.

  14. Calidad de vida en pacientes con diferentes subtipos de estreñimiento de acuerdo a los criterios de ROMA III

    M.C. Ruiz-López


    Conclusiones: Utilizando los cuestionarios PAC-QOL y SF-36 se identifican diferencias en la calidad de vida en los subtipos de estreñimiento. Los pacientes con la variante síndrome de intestino irritable con estreñimiento experimentan menor calidad de vida en todos los dominios evaluados.

  15. De Mallorca a Nápoles, Lleida y Roma: los viajes del canónigo Gabriel Cerdà (1450-1491.

    Albert Cassanyes Roig


    Full Text Available Among the different groups of medieval travellers, ecclesiastics were one of the most active. Fifteenth-century Majorcan canons, too, crossed the seas to reach their destinations. This paper considers the voyages of one of them, Gabriel Cerdà, who went to the most important centres of power of the Crown of Aragon (Naples and Catalonia and of the Church (Rome, although he also frequented Lleida in order to study and to hold another canonry in its cathedral. His case is a paradigm of Majorcan canons’ performance related to their geographical mobility.

  16. Estudio político-criminal y dogmático de los principios y garantías del Estatuto de Roma

    Jaime Sandoval Fernández


    Full Text Available Comprender el Derecho Penal desde una concepción Garantista permite establecer los límites al ejercicio del poder punitivo en contra del ser humano, a través de la defensa de los principios y garantías fundamentales que tienen por objeto racionalizar las normas penales y legitimar las acciones tendientes al control social de los delitos y la obtención de niveles más tolerables de criminalidad.

  17. Sobre Virg., Buc. 4.18-25, puer nascens, y la tradición de la écfrasis en Roma

    Joan Gómez Pallarès


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to apply, as a way of interpretation of Virgil’s Fourth Bucolic, verses 18-25, the idea that one of his “inspiration” sources could have been the visual and iconic universe in which the poet flourished. Taking into account the argumentation about different types of ekphraseis, we try to define what we call “implicit ekphrasis”, that is, a kind of ekphrasis not produced by isolated artistic objects, but another one based on concepts, in order to apply it to our verses commentary. The results could allow us to say that the icons which, at Rome, symbolized aeternitas, aurea aetas, felicitas temporum, tempora anni, etc., permit the poet (among other inspiration sources to build his message of a better time through the puer nascens’s metaphor.

  18. La crisis del siglo III y la recuperación de la Historia de Roma como un tema digno de ser historiado

    Fernando GASCÓ


    Full Text Available Cualquier estudio sobre historiografía griega de tiempos de la Segunda Sofística tiene como punto de referencia obligado la obra de Luciano de Samosata Quomodo historia conscribenda sit. La fecha en que fue escrita se puede establecer con verosimilitud a partir y poco después de la primavera-verano del 166, es decir, una vez terminada la guerra contra los partos (161-165 y propagada la peste, a la que alude en un pasaje. La ocasión para escribir este trabajo se la ofreció a Luciano una floreciente y en su opinión lamentable historiografía que había surgido a la sombra de las campañas de Lucio Vero —o más bien de sus generales— contra los partos y que tenía como objeto de consideración laudatoria tales empresas bélicas. La intención de hist, conscr. fue, por una parte, denunciar los defectos y errores de estos Tucídides improvisados y, por otra, establecer una preceptiva a la que se deberían remitir quienes emprendieran la no fácil tarea de escribir historia. Tal objetivo pretendió llevarlo a cabo por medio de tres partes bien diferenciadas consistentes en una introducción (1-6, un desarrollo (7-60 y un epílogo (61-63. Tras la introducción, donde señala cuál es el fin y sentido de la obra, pasa a tratar en dos secciones centrales su contenido fundamental. En la primera de ellas distingue entre historiografía, poesía y encomio (7-13 y denuncia con ejemplos tomados de los historiadores de las guerras párticas los atentados que contra la historia se pueden cometer (14-32. En la segunda (33-60 se ocupa, como él mismo dice (33, de la parte positiva del tema y ofrece un conjunto de consejos que conciernen a los historiadores y sus obras. El opúsculo termina con un epílogo en forma de breve recapitulación de las virtudes básicas del historiador (61-63.

  19. De la luz de Roma al oro de Florencia. Luz y legitimación histórica en los humanistas italianos

    Ginés Torres Salinas


    Full Text Available Durante el Renacimiento, desde sus inicios hasta su consolidación, los humanistas utilizaron la contraposición entre luz y oscuridad para legitimar, frente a la medieval, su nueva visión del mundo. En el presente artículo analizaremos el significado concreto con que se dota a la luz en dicha contraposición, así como las diferentes modulaciones que adquiere, dentro de lo que hemos llamado la Edad de la luz.

  20. Mathematical Models of Smart Obstacles


    Matematica “G. Castelnuovo” Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 2 00185 Roma Italy Ph. N. +39-06-49913282, FAX N. +39-06...Dipartimento di Matematica G. Castelnuovo Università di Roma La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 2 00185 Roma Italy 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9... Matematica G. Castelnuovo Università di Roma “La Sapienza” 00185 Roma, Italy 2 Smart (or active) obstacles are obstacles that when illuminated by an

  1. William Shakespeare’ın Hamlet Yapıtının A. J. Greimas’ın Eyleyensel Örnekçesine Göre Çözümlenmesi

    Baloğlu, Uğur


    The analysis of semiology has been previously used in only linguistic analysis but in time it was started to be used to analyse in different ares such as cinema, music, advertising poster etc. In this article, Algirdas Julien Greimas’s the actantial model and narrative curriculum will be discussed who was inspired by narrative science of Vladimir Propp in respect to the structuralism and making up his own analysis method. Considering these facts, William Shakespeare’s play...

  2. A integração dos sistemas de educação superior na Europa: de Roma a Bolonha ou da integração econômica à integração acadêmica/The european system of higher education integration: from roma to Bologna or from economic integration to academic integration

    Mário Luiz Neves de Azevedo


    Full Text Available Este trabalho trata a respeito do processo de integração dos sistemas de educação superior na Europa, região que, desde o fim da segunda guerra mundial, está procurando eliminar as fronteiras em todos os âmbitos. O Processo de Bolonha, homenagem à universidade mais antiga da Europa, é o nome do conjunto dos eventos (reuniões, resoluções e normas relativos às medidas de implementação dos princípios da reunião de ministros da educação europeus que ocorreu em Bolonha, em 1999, com a finalidade de construir um espaço europeu de educação superior até o ano 2010, cujos objetivos fundamentais encetam, principalmente, para a competitividade do Sistema Europeu de Ensino Superior frente a outras regiões e para a mobilidade e o emprego no Espaço Europeu. Dessa maneira, analisa-se também o papel dos atores sociais nesse processo e a discussão a respeito da natureza da educação superior: um bem público catalisador da solidariedade internacional ou uma mercadoria a ser explorada na construção de um mercado educativo transnacional. This paper analysis the integration process of higher education system in Europe, region that, since the end of Second World War is trying to eliminate the borders in all scopes. The Process has been named as Bologna's Process, to homage the older Europe's university. It is a set of resolutions, events and rules, related to the implementation measures of the principles resulted of the European ministers meeting, occurred in Bologna in 1999, with the purpose of building an European space of higher education until 2010. The fundamental goals are competitiveness of the front Higher education European system to others regions, mobility and the job in the European Space. It analysis also the social actor’s roll in this process and the discussion concerning about of nature of higher education: one very public aspect of the international solidarity or a exploratory merchandise to being explored in the construction of a transnational educational market.

  3. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

    Dip. di Fisica, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” and INFN, sez. Roma “Tor Vergata”, I-00133 Rome, Italy; Dip. di Fisica, Università di Roma “La Sapienza” and INFN, sez. Roma, I-00185 Rome, Italy; Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, INFN, Assergi, Italy; IHEP, Chinese Academy, P.O. Box 918/3, Beijing 100039, China ...

  4. Tito Flavio Vespasiano y Júpiter Óptimo Máximo : la justificación propagandísticoreligiosa de una nueva dinastía imperial en Roma

    Diego Escámez de Vera


    Full Text Available El ascenso a la dignidad imperial por parte de la dinastía Flavia se vio marcado profundamente por una grave crisis psicológica de la población, derivada de los diversos desastres acaecidos a lo largo de las guerras civiles enmarcadas en el denominado “Año de los cuatro emperadores” y la destrucción del templo de Júpiter. Las fuentes clásicas, la epigrafía y la iconografía numismática se convierten en este contexto en un medio de propaganda y justificación religiosa del poder político de Vespasiano y sus hijos. Vespasiano, como reconstructor del Capitolio, será identificado como el restaurador de la propia urbe, como el garante último de la voluntad de los dioses. En el siguiente trabajo trataremos, por tanto, de identificar las claves del sistema propagandístico flavio a partir de las fuentes del periodo e indagar en el modelo religioso creado expresamente para la identificación del emperador con el mantenimiento de la integridad del imperio bajo la égida de la principal divinidad del panteón romano: Júpiter Óptimo Máximo. The promotion to the imperial dignity by the Flavian dynasty was deeply marked by a severe psychological crisis of the population, derived from the various disasters that occurred during the civil wars framed in the “Year of the Four Emperors” and the destruction of the temple of Iuppiter. Classical sources, epigraphy and numismatic iconography were converted in this context in the propaganda media and religious legitimization of the political power of Vespasian and his sons. Vespasian, as rebuilder of the Capitol, will be identified as the restorer of the city itself, as the ultimate guarantor of the will of the gods. In this article we will try to identify the keys of the flavian propaganda system from the sources of the period and to investigate the religious model created specifically for the identifying the emperor with the maintaining of the integrity of the empire under the aegis of the main divinity of the Roman pantheon: Iuppiter Optimus Maximus.

  5. Las aguas del Leteo como la única cura para una vida marcial: Trastorno de estrés postraumático y temas de la vuelta a casa del soldado en Roma de HBO

    André RUI GRAÇA


    Full Text Available Temas transversales a través de las edades, el trastorno de estrés post-traumático y los problemas relativos a la adaptación del soldado a la vida civil estaban tan presentes en la antigüedad como hoy en día. Principalmente un ensayo de estudios cinematográficos, el presente texto es un intento de comprender cómo la alusión más o menos encubierta del trastorno de estrés post-traumático en la serie Rome puede tener resonado en un público marcado por esta condición clínica, en el contexto específico de la producción americana cinematográfica de la primera beligerante década del siglo 21. A modo de introducción, primero se llevará a cabo un estudio acerca de la compleja relación que el público establece con las representaciones modernas del pasado para, posteriormente, analizar algunos puntos cruciales de la narrativa que tomamos como paradigmas ilustrativos. A través de un análisis minucioso, casi un proceso de diagnóstico, de los dos personajes principales, Pullo y Voreno, tenemos la intención de mostrar cómo representaciones del trastorno por estrés postraumático están incorporados en estos personajes y en qué medida la puesta en escena de este problema mediante un fondo de antigüedad puede ser entendida como una metáfora simbólica en el nuevo milenio.

  6. Contaminaciones paganas en la imagen de los primeros emperadores cristianos en la Nueva Roma: el caso de Constantino = Pagan Influences in the Image of the First Christian Emperors in the New Rome: the Case of Constantine

    Alejandro Cadenas González


    Full Text Available El emperador Constantino ideó un nuevo modelo de imagen imperial basado en la incorporación de la simbología cristiana y la reutilización de antiguos modelos romanos y helenísticos. Este tipo de sincretismo ideológico que caracteriza la antigüedad tardía —entendiendo «ideología» en el sentido expresado por G. Dumézil— es utilizado por el emperador para su propia imagen, como se aprecia especialmente en algunos edificios y monumentos de su nueva capital, Constantinopla. En esta contribución se repasan algunos testimonios de las fuentes literarias e iconográficas sobre este particular, en el caso concreto de Constantino.The emperor Constantine designed a new model of the imperial image based upon the incorporation of Christian symbolism and the reusal of traditional Roman and Hellenistic models. This sort of ideological syncretism so characteristic of Late Antiquity —we understand here ‘ideology’ following G. Dumezil— is adopted by the emperor for his own image, as we can see especially in some buildings and monuments of his new capital, Constantinople. In this contribution we aim to review some literary and iconographic sources on this issue, in the particular case of Constantine.

  7. Između progona i prešutne marginalizacije, ili iz povijesti stradanja Roma u nekim srednjoeuropskim državama za vrijeme Drugog svjetskog rata (Mađarska, Hrvatska, Čehoslovačka, Poljska)

    Vojak, Danijel


    Većina europskih zemalja prije samog početka Drugoga svjetskog rata nije započela s nasilnijim pokušajima asimilacije, kakav je već bio u tijeku u nacističkoj Njemačkoj. Izbijanjem Drugoga svjetskog rata i širenjem nacističkog utjecaja na mnoge europske zemlje, bilo izravno kao okupirane, ili posredno kao države – saveznice, započeli su se provoditi neki dijelovi nacističkog anticiganističkog modela odnosa prema Romima. Analizom u ovom radu biti će obuhvaćen odnos srednjoeuropskih vlasti, pop...

  8. Osservazione dei fenomeni deformativi nel centro di Roma. Dall'applicazione di tecniche avanzate DInSAR, all'analisi qualitativa della natura del rumore dei dati COSMO Sky-Med

    Massimo Morigi


    This work was created to focus the attention on a particular aspect of theequivocation (aliasing) of the measurements made with Differential SAR interferometry (DInSAR) X-band for the presence of snow. Such equivocationemerge after a careful interpretation of the results obtained through theapplication of techniques Advanced DInSAR (A-DInSAR) for the observation ofthe deformation phenomena of the monumental structures in the center ofRome. The qualitative analysis have enabled the identificat...

  9. Roma İmparatorluk Mermer Ocaklarında Yazıt Kullanımı ve Bazı Ünik ÖrneklerInscriptions at the Roman Imperial Quarry and Some Unique Samples

    Tulga Albustanlıoğlu


    Full Text Available Özet Ocak faaliyetleriyle ilgili olarak geçmişe ışık tutan en önemli kaynak şüphesiz yazıtlardır. Bu sayede taşın üretim tarihi, hangi ocaktan üretildiği üretim ve kontrol işlemlerinin kimler tarafından gerçekleştirildiği, ocakların organizasyonu ve işleyiş biçimiyle ilgili bilgiler elde edilebilmektedir. Ancak detaylı bilgileri içeren bu tür kapsamlı yazıtların bulunması idealize edilmiş bir ocak işletmesi için söz konusu olabilir. Nitekim çoğu ocakta hiçbir yazıta rastlanmazken, elde edilen sınırlı sayıdaki yazıtlarda da bu bilgilerin sistemli bir şekilde işlenmemiş olduğu ve yazıtların biçim ve içeriğinde yönetim otoritesinin zayıflaması, ocak mülkiyetinin el değiştirmesi, yönetim biçiminde değişiklikler olması, üretimin artması veya azalması gibi çeşitli nedenlerden kaynaklanan önemli değişikliklerin meydana geldiği görülüyor. I.yüzyılın sonlarına doğru imparatorluk ocaklarının müteahhit aracılığıyla işletilmesi geleneği zamanla terk edilerek, idarenin üretimdeki kontrol ve inisiyatifinin arttığı görülüyor. Yazıtlar sayesinde bir taşın üretim tarihi, hangi ocaktan üretildiği üretim ve kontrol işlemlerinin kimler tarafından gerçekleştirildiği, ocakların organizasyonu ve işleyişleriyle ilgili bilgiler elde edilebilmektedir. Bloklar üzerinde yer alan yazıtlar ocak içi ve ocak dışı şeklinde iki bölüme ayrılabilir. Ocak içi yazıtların küçük bir bölümü, çok kısaltılmış bir bakıma kriptik kodlar biçiminde formüle edilmiş harf ve rakamlardan oluşan metinlerdir. Öyle ki bu formülasyonları ocakta görevli kişilerin dışındaki insanların okuyup anlamaları çok güç, genellikle de olanaksızdır. Ocak dışı yazıtlar ise, ürünün ulaşacağı noktadaki imparatorluk görevlilerince anlaşılacak bilgileri içermektedir. Bunlar üretim tarihi, üretimden sorumlu kişi, taşın kimliği şeklindeki ana unsurlarından oluşmaktadır. Ocakların müteahhitler yanında ve onlarla birlikte, doğrudan imparatorluk yönetimince işletilmeye başlanmasıyla, yazıtların biçim ve içeriğinde büyük değişiklikler meydana gelmiştir. Ocakların üretim teknolojisinde, jeolojik şartlardan kaynaklanan bir takım küçük farklılıklar bulunsa da, genelde tüm imparatorluk ocaklarında organizasyonun aynı biçimde şekillendiği imparatorluk yönetimince üretim, denetim ve sevkiyatın bütün mermer ocakları için benzer bir çerçeve içinde düzenlenmiş olduğu anlaşılmaktadır. Abstract The most significant source that sheds light on the history of the quarry activities is, without a doubt, the inscriptions. The information regarding the production date of the stone, the quarry which the stone was produced in, the people who carried out the control operations and the organization and management of the quarries can be obtained through the inscriptions. However such extensive information can be valid if only a well-organized establishment is subjected. Furthermore, while inscriptions are rarely discovered in the quarries, the limited number inscriptions that were attained do not usually include such detailed information, and the content and form can vary due to many different reasons such as weakened government authority, change of ownership and change of management to increase or decrease of production capacity. The tradition of managing imperial quarries trough contractors was abandoned towards the end of the 1st Century and the government control and initiative over production were increased. The information regarding the stone such as the production date, the quarry which stone was produced in, the people who carried out the control operations, the way of organization and management of the quarries can be obtained through the inscriptions. Inscriptions on the tablets can be divided into two groups; inside quarry and outside quarry. A small portion of inside quarry inscriptions are abbreviated texts which have been formulated in consistency with letters and numbers. Therefore it is usually impossible to read and understand these formulations for people other than commissioned officers. Outside quarry inscriptions, on the other hand, include information that is to be determined by the imperial officials who are at the destination point of the product. Major changes have occurred in the form and content of the inscriptions when the quarries started to be managed by imperial governance besides the contractors. It is understood that although there are some differences resulting of the geological conditions in the production technology of the quarries, production, inspection and the shipment are all managed with a similar manner in the imperial quarries where the organization was formed by central governance.

  10. Keith E. Karlsson, Syntax and Affixation, The Evolution of MENTE in Latin and Romance, Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für roma­ nische Philologie, Band 182, M. Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen 1981,

    Pavao Tekavčić


    Full Text Available La linguistica romanza, "scienza-pilota" delle discipline sorelle, vanta ormai una tradizione tanto lunga e ricca che i singoli studi non  si contano più; eppure ci sono ancora domi­ ni che consentono ricerche ulteriori e conclusioni nuove (si pensi ad esempio alla monografia di H. J. Izzo sulla gorgia toscana o agli studi di P. A. Gaeng sulle iscrizioni latine cristiane - per citare solo due recenti autori fra i tanti che si possono elencare. Alla folta serie delle monografie romanze si è venuta ad aggiungere recentemente quella che qui intendia­mo recensire. L'autore, docente all'Università di Knoxville (Tennessee, USA, dedica la sua monografia ad un dominic che e da tempo nato e studiato, che dunque potrebbe parere risolto, mentre e invece ben lantana dall'essere Chiaro in tutti i Suoi aspetti. Si tratta della genesi (in latina e dell'evoluzione (negli idiomi romanzi degli avverbi formati con il morfema MENTE. L'opera di K. E. Karlsson rappresenta un contribute di notevole importanza allo studio del problema, cosa visibile anche dalla sua pubblicazione nella collana dei Beihefte alla ZrPh.

  11. Favelleran di te sempre le stelle Galileo, i primi Lincei e l'astronomia : Biblioteca dell'Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, Roma 6 aprile - 30 giugno 2009

    Romanello, Alessandro; Trentini, Andrea


    Catalogo dell'esposizione del prezioso patrimonio custodito nella Biblioteca dell'Accademia dei Lincei, costituito da documenti manoscritti riguardanti gli esordi e da libri stampati di Galileo e su Galileo.

  12. El juego de las normas imperativas en el Reglamento Roma II sobre ley aplicable a las obligaciones no contractuales: límites a la aplicación de la lex causae

    Javier Maseda Rodríguez


    Full Text Available This work analyzes the relevance of the mandatory provisions in the field of the law applicable to non contractual obligations of the Rome II Regulation. On the one hand, the lois de police or overriding mandatory provisions of the forum, of a foreign law and of the proper lex causae, once the selection of the governing applicable law through freedom of choice rules or through those rules applicable in default of agreement. And, on the other hand, the relevance of domestic and EU provisions which cannot be derogated from by agreement under the agreement between the person claimed to be liable and the person who has sustained damage to submit non-contractual obligations to the law of their choice.

  13. “L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI”. Mostra a cura di Anna Maria Potocka, Roma, MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, 7 dicembre 2016 – 22 gennaio 2017

    Agnieszka Smigiel


    Full Text Available The paper presents a review of the exhibition entitled ”L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI” hosted in the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome between the 7th December 2016 and the 22nd January 2017. This art event is a part of the big MAXXI project, titled “Expanding the Horizon”. The aim is to present the collections from diverse institutions in order to give an opportunity to Italian and international visitors to come into direct contact with different cultural and artistic realities. The art exhibition is dedicated to the MOCAK collection (Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, which includes numerous works that show the history and actual status of contemporary art in Poland. As pointed out by the curator of the event and the Director of MOCAK, Anna Maria Potocka, it is not just a collection of works of art but rather of ideas.  This review describes several exhibited works and their accurate selection that reflects the curatorial strategy of the Cracovian museum.

  14. Congress: 50 years of the Papanicolaou test. Istituto Superiore di Sanita`. Rome, March 30, 1995; Convegno: 50 anni di Pap test. Istituto Superiore di Sanita`. Roma, 30 marzo 1995

    Branca, Margherita; Cedri, Sabina; Migliore, Giovanna [Istituto Superiore di Sanita` , Rome (Italy). Lab. di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica


    The Conference was organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cervical smear test, commonly referred to as the `Pap test` after its creator, George Nicholas Papanicolaou. The reports present the development of the test, its worldwide application, and its performance as the screening test for the detection of cervical cancer. Pap smear screening for precursors of carcinoma of the cervix has led to dramatic decrease in the incidence and deaths from this cancer. The test represents one of the greatest achievements in preventive medicine.

  15. La «Roma del Perú» au tournant du siècle : catholicisme, libéralisme et identité locale à Arequipa (1890-1915

    Guillemette Martin


    Full Text Available Cette étude a pour fil conducteur une approche à la fois locale et discursive des tensions qui accompagnent le processus de sécularisation au Pérou au tournant des XIXe et XXe siècles, à partir de l’étude du cas, à la fois extrême et exemplaire, de la ville d’Arequipa. Durant cette période, la presse arequipénienne est le théâtre d’un débat intense entre des libéraux soucieux de faire entrer la ville dans la modernité et la frange catholique et conservatrice de la population, qui voit ce débat menacer directement le pouvoir politique et moral qu’elle exerce depuis des générations sur l’ensemble de la région. Du fait de la virulence des débats opposant libéraux et catholiques conservateurs, mais également en raison de la dimension clairement identitaire et régionaliste que prend ce conflit dans la capitale mistiana, Arequipa présente sans conteste un terrain privilégié pour analyser les limites, voire les échecs d’une sécularisation en profond décalage avec les aspirations locales.This paper proposes an approachboth local anddiscursive of the tensionsinvolved in the processof secularizationin Peruat the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,from the case study– bothextreme andrepresentative – of Arequipa.During this period, the press of Arequipais the setting for an intense debateamong liberals, concerned about the entrance of the cityin modern times,and theconservative Catholics and, who see this debate as adirect threatto the traditional political and moral power they hadfor generationsin the region.Because of the violenceof the debates thatopposeliberaland conservative Catholics, but also because of the clear regional and identity dimension of the conflict in themistiana capital, Arequipa is certainly afertile groundfor the analysis ofthe limits,and eventhe failures of the secularizationprocesscompletely out of phase withlocal aspirations.El estudio que proponemos tiene como hilo conductor un acercamiento tanto local como discursivo a las tensiones que conlleva el proceso de secularización en el Perú en el cambio de siglo, a partir del estudio de caso, a la vez extremo y representativo, de la ciudad de Arequipa.A lo largo de este periodo, la prensa arequipeña es el marco de un debate intenso entre los liberales, preocupados por la entrada de la ciudad en la modernidad, y el bando católico y conservador, que considera el debate como una amenaza directa al poder político y moral que suele ejercer desde generaciones en la región. Debido a la violencia de los debates que oponen liberales y católicos conservadores, pero también por la dimensión claramente identitaria y regionalista que cobra el conflicto en la capital mistiana, Arequipa constituye sin duda un terreno privilegiado para analizar los límites, y hasta los fracasos de un proceso secularizador en desfase completo con las aspiraciones locales.

  16. Chemical and biological contamination of fish products; Contaminazione chimica e biologica dei prodotti della pesca. Corso tenuto presso l`Istituto Superiore di Sanita`, Roma, 1-2 giugno 1994

    Stacchini, Angelo [Istituto Superiore di Sanita` , Rome (Italy). Lab. Alimenti


    The first contribution deals with chemical contaminants, particularly heavy metals and their acceptable daily intake (ADI). The following contributions deals with sanitary measures concerning biological contamination associated with the consumption of seafood, especially shellfish, taking into consideration the epidemiological relevance of some biological contaminants in Italy and Europe. Particular sanitary aspects concerning the presence of enteric viruses in mussels are presented; new molecular biology methodologies and the different techniques for enteroviruses concentration are discussed. Some questions concerning the detection of algal bio toxins are shown, based on the experience recently acquired by the Istituto Superiore di Sanita` about the biological methods. The current chromatographic methods for PSP and DSP biotoxin determination and the most recent developments in chemical methods based on liquid chromatography and mass spectrometric techniques are presented. The last section is devoted to the parasitic contamination of seafood.

  17. As mulheres não tão silenciosas de Roma: representações do feminino em Plínio, o Jovem (62 a 113 d.C)

    Mennitti, Danieli [UNESP


    This research aims to understand feminine's representations in trajanic literature, by feminist and gender theories, between 62 AD - 113 AD. These representations are analyzed with the aim of promoting a historiographical review on the Roman women. The main objective is to analyze the representation of social and cultural roles exercised by roman women, being these compiled by men, under the assumptions of a patriarchal and masculine society Essa pesquisa visa compreender as representações...

  18. Energy savings interventions for schools: Rome international seminar, October 26-27, 1989. Interventi di miglioramento energetico nelle scuole: Atti del seminario internazionale di Roma, 26-27 ottobre 1989

    Giacobbe, M [comp.


    In this workshop on energy savings measures for schools, 21 papers were presented. Key topics included the following: ENEA (Italian Commission for Nuclear and Alternative Energy Sources) activities (research, demonstration projects, surveys, etc.); research activities by other Italian research institutes; school building energy efficiency surveys and heating system retrofitting programs conducted in Italy, Germany and England; energy efficiency monitoring techniques; solar architectural techniques; solar water heating and efficient lighting techniques.

  19. Women, motherhood and early childhood

    Ravnbøl, Camilla Ida

    This paper explores the question of how Roma women’s situation influences Roma children’s survival, growth and development in the early years. It focuses specifically on the barriers and opportunities for action that Roma women experience and how these influence their possibilities to engage...... in efforts for their young children. The paper adopts the perspective that in poor and socially excluded Roma communities, young children’s survival, growth and development cannot be addressed effectively if the rights of women are overlooked. Roma women navigate in contexts where they, as women, experience...... an assessment of the mothers’ capacity to internalize and act upon advice. It is argued that supporting Roma women’s access to human rights is likely to have positive outcomes for the women and their families, especially the young children...

  20. Modelo actancial. Los resortes narratológicos de la obra de Greimas

    David Cruz, Janeth


    Este texto parte de una investigación sobre la configuración del relato en el cine de animación de la alianza Disney - Pixar y estudia el concepto del personaje desde la perspectiva del modelo actancial. Dicho modelo ha sido teorizado por Algirdas Julien Greimas y se basa en la idea de entender el personaje como un actante, es decir como un vehículo que permite el desarrollo de las acciones narrativas. Por eso se explica el alcance del modelo, sus orígenes y las actualizaciones y reinterpreta...

  1. Italian Army and Society: From Separation to a relationship of Trust Towards Men in Uniform, Strategic Value of Communication


    and European (in particular) people .’ So, the events of the last ten years caught the attention of European public opinion. To the images of tourism ...Visani (Roma: UDAP SMM , 1994), VIII. 3 Bruno Vespa, Italia/Libano. Una storia dipace (Roma: Edizioni Fotogramma, 1984), II. The physical and...1996. ." Preface." In Forze Armate, mass media e opinionepubblica nell’ltalia attuale, ed. P. Visani, VIII. Roma: UDAP SMM , 1994. Longo, Antonio


    Aurelian Virgil BALUTA


    Full Text Available The paper aims to analyse the social progress, social politics, social law and successful projects applicable to the some disadvantaged groups: Roma people and woman. Inclusion of Roma people is analysed from economic point of view. The economic problems of equality by gender is presented in terms of labour rate and other relevant ratio. For Roma people the focus of analyse is also on labour involvement. The chapters of the communication are: introduction, literature review ( state of art in the field of social progress, theoretical background, tools for social progress in EU, economic inclusion of Roma population, economic equality by gender, conclusions.

  3. La comunicación política online. Cómo utilizar la web para crear consenso y estimular la participación

    Roveda Hoyos, Antonio


    Gianluca Giansante es investigador, consultor político y estratega digital. En la actualidad es responsable de la estrategia digital y de relaciones con los ciudadanos de la región de Lazio, en Roma. Es Doctor en Comunicación Política de la Universidad Spienza de Roma.

  4. Blue or Red? Why Do Categories Attract?

    Moree, Dana; Vávrová, Tereza; Felcmanová, Alena


    A group of Roma and non-Roma participants worked on the topic of ethnicity and its influence on individuals' lives, using the Theatre of the Oppressed method. The group process was analyzed by means of ethnographic research and was perceived by the researchers as a process of formulating the research question. Interaction between the audience and…

  5. Technical Communications in Urban Operations (Les communications techniques en operations urbaines)


    SCUTI – Scuola Trasmissioni ed Informatica dell’Esercito Italiano Via dei Genieri, 287, 00143-Roma Cecchignola Email: Lt. Fabrizio LAMBIASE SCUTI – Scuola Trasmissioni ed Informatica dell’Esercito Italiano Via dei Genieri, 287, 00143 Roma Cecchignola

  6. Numerical Solution of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations in High Dimension


    high dimension FA9550-10-1-0029 Maurizio Falcone Dipartimento di Matematica SAPIENZA-Universita di Roma P. Aldo Moro, 2 00185 ROMA AH930...solution of Hamilton-Jacobi equations in high dimension AFOSR contract n. FA9550-10-1-0029 Maurizio Falcone Dipartimento di Matematica SAPIENZA

  7. Long-Lasting Fieldwork, Ethnographic Restitution and "Engaged Anthropology" in Romani Studies

    Setti, Federica


    The history of relationships between Roma/Sinti and non-Roma/non-Sinti is marked and crossed by negative features and trails: anti-ziganismus, asymmetric power relationships within institutions and the absence of social justice in the school toward Romani minorities. This article--starting from the negative aspects of the inter-ethnic relations…

  8. Identification of spectral units on Phoebe

    Coradini , A.; Tosi , F.; Gavrishin , A.I.; Capaccioni , F.; Cerroni , P.; Filacchione , G.; Adriani , A.; Brown , R.H.; Bellucci , G.; Formisano , V.; D'Aversa , E.; Lunine , J.I.; Baines , K.H.; Bibring , J.-P.; Buratti , B.J.


    Identification of spectral units on Phoebe (Coradini, A.) INAF-IFSI--> , Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario--> , Area Ricerca Tor Vergata--> , Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100--> , I-00133 Roma--> - ITALY (Coradini, A.) INAF-IFSI--> , Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario--> , Area Ricerca Tor Vergata--> , Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100--> , I-00133 Roma--> ...

  9. Negative attitudes related to violence against women: gender and ethnic differences among youth living in Serbia.

    Djikanovic, Bosiljka; Stamenkovic, Željka; Mikanovic, Vesna Bjegovic; Vukovic, Dejana; Gordeev, Vladimir S; Maksimovic, Natasa


    This study aimed to identify to what extent negative attitudes towards intimate partner violence against women are present among young women and men living in Serbia, in Roma and non-Roma settlements. We used the data from the 2010 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted in Serbia, for the respondents who were 15-24 years old. Regression analyses were used to examine the association between judgmental attitudes, socio-demographic factors and life satisfaction. In Roma settlements, 34.8% of men and 23.6% of women believed that under certain circumstances men are justified to be violent towards wives, while among non-Roma it was 5.6 and 4.0%, respectively. These negative attitudes were significantly associated with lower educational level, lower socio-economic status and being married. In multivariate model, in both Roma and non-Roma population women who were not married were less judgmental, while the richest Roma men were least judgmental (OR 0.40, 95% CI 0.18-0.87). Violence prevention activities have to be focused on promoting gender equality among youth in vulnerable population groups such as Roma, especially through social support, strengthening their education and employment.

  10. Subjective social status and intergroup attitudes among ethnic majority and minority children in Portugal

    Feddes, A.R.; Monteiro, M.B.; Justo, M.G.


    A measure of subjective social status (SSS) was examined among high (White), and low (Black and Roma) ethnic status children in Portugal within a developmental design including 6-8-year-old and 9-12-year-old children. White children favoured their ingroup over the Black and Roma out-groups on the

  11. Impact of organic and inorganic fertilizers on growth, fruit yield ...

    Fruit yield obtained with Ogbomoso local was 45 and 56% higher than what was obtained for Roma VF and Califonia wonder, respectively. In terms of vitamin C content, Roma VF fertilized with 50% NPK + 50% TC gave the highest value which is 23 to 67% higher than values obtained from the other treatment combinations.

  12. Pregnancy experiences of women in rural Romania: understanding ethnic and socioeconomic disparities.

    LeMasters, Katherine; Baber Wallis, Anne; Chereches, Razvan; Gichane, Margaret; Tehei, Ciprian; Varga, Andreea; Tumlinson, Katherine


    Women in rural Romania face significant health disadvantages. This qualitative pilot study describes the structural disadvantage experienced during pregnancy by women in rural Romania, focusing on the lived experiences of Roma women. We explore how women in rural communities experience pregnancy, their interactions with the healthcare system, and the role that ethnic and social factors play in pregnancy and childbearing. We conducted 42 semi-structured interviews with health and other professionals, seven narrative interviews with Roma and non-Roma women and a focus group with Roma women. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. We identified intersectional factors associated with women's pregnancy experiences: women perceiving pregnancy as both unplanned and wanted, joyful, and normal; women's and professionals' differing prenatal care perceptions; transport and cost related barriers to care; socioeconomic and ethnic discrimination; and facilitators to care such as social support, having a health mediator and having a doctor. Talking directly with professionals and Roma and non-Roma women helped us understand these many factors, how they are interconnected, and how we can work towards improving the pregnancy experiences of Roma women in rural Romania.

  13. Storia, precariato e criminalità. La narrativa italiana racconta la politica contemporanea

    Paolo Chirumbolo


    Full Text Available Recensione di: Claudia Boscolo e Stefano Jossa (a cura di, Scritture di resistenza. Sguardi politici dalla narrativa italiana contemporanea, Roma, Carocci Editore, 2014, 204 p. ISBN: 9788843074143, € 16,00.

  14. Folk Music, Song and Dance in Bohemia and Moravia

    Vejvoda, Zdeněk


    Roč. 10, č. 3 (2007), s. 14-23 ISSN 1211-0264 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90580513 Keywords : Traditional Music * Roma Folk Music * Bagpipe * Dulcimer * Folklorism Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  15. Performance of yam microtubers from temporary immersion system ...



    Aug 22, 2011 ... Irrigation and other cultural practices were developed following the. Yam Technical ... plants in their natural habitat and cleaning obtained through tissue .... Internacional de Recursos Fitogeneticos , Roma, Italia. Jova et al.

  16. Postkolonialismus a dekolonizace. Základní vymezení a inspirace pro sociální vědy

    Lánský, Ondřej


    Roč. 11, č. 1 (2014), s. 41-60 ISSN 1214-813X Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : decolonial turn * labour * postcolonial theory * racism * Roma * social exclusion Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion


    Cristian RĂDUCANU


    Full Text Available This article is dedicated to the specific problems of young Roma who are confronted in schools with a false equality of opportunities in education and a type of positive discrimination which does not help. Starting from the historical, social and economic background of this group, a few personal arguments of the author are expressed, formed on the basis of his long experience in mixed classes of Romanian and Roma pupils. The paper contains a proposal, a few activities applicable to this ethnic group. At the end of the article, the author brings some recommendations for improving the performance of young Roma and the relationship with these youngsters for a pleasant, balanced, relaxed school climate, based on those cultural values understood and accepted by the Roma.

  18. ‘We don’t talk Gypsy here’: Minority language policies in Europe

    New William S.


    Full Text Available The Roma constitute an ideal case of educational injustice meeting linguistic difference, racism, social marginalization, and poverty. This paper asks whether human-rights or capabilities approaches are best suited to address issues related to the language education of Roma students in Europe. These children are disadvantaged by not growing up with the standard dialect of whatever language is preferred by the mainstream population, and by the low status of the Romani language, and non-standard dialect of the standard language they usually speak. We examine language education for Roma students in Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria, describing similarities and differences across contexts. We explain weak and strong version of language rights arguments, and the ways these principles are expressed, and not expressed in education policies. Sen’s capabilities approach can be employed to generate contextualized visions of education reform that speak directly to disadvantages suffered by Roma children.

  19. Communiquer à travers la terre avec des neutrinos: ça marche!

    Sacco, Laurent


    Neutrinos, created at CERN, have been catched near Roma after an 732 km underground journey. The experiment concernes initially fundamental physics but some people suggested to use neutrinos to communicate remotely, even to look for petrol. (2,5 pages)

  20. Tugev ja isikupärane Catalano


    Sanitaarkeraamikat tootvast Itaalia ettevõttest Catalano, mis tegutseb 1967. aastast. 2007. a. saab tootmisküpseks uus kollektsioon "Roma". Eestis on alates 2002. aastast Catalano ametlikuks maaletoojaks Gerhard OÜ

  1. Külalisesinejate sõnavõtud


    Ettekandjad: Elisabeth Arnold, Dirk van der Maelen, FranciscoTorres, JiriMashtalka, Demetrios Syllouris, Karoly Lotz, Uwe Gehlen, Michael Sahlin, Tony Gregory, Roma Dovydeniene, Janusz Lewandowski, Ekkehard Pabsch, Jelko Kacir, Jean-Jacques Subrenat, Savas Tsitouridis, Alfred E. Kellermann

  2. effects of different levels of NPK fertilizer



    Oct 13, 2009 ... Vitellaria paradoxa is an indigenous fruit tree of Sudano-. Sahelian Africa, it is called shea ... occurring individual trees that are protected by farmers when clearing their fields, .... Conservation Guide 34. Roma: FAO. Boffa JM ...

  3. Comparative study of the sensitivities of onion and broad bean root ...



    Jul 5, 2010 ... Department of Biology, National University of Lesotho, P.O. Roma 180 ... organophosphate contact and stomach insecticide (EPA, ... MATERIALS AND METHODS ... 21) using the 100X objective lens with oil immersion.

  4. Identidade narrativa: papéis familiares e de gênero na perspectiva de meninas ciganas

    Adolfo Pizzinato


    Full Text Available This article aims to present the way that some gypsy girls in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain evaluate the family and gender roles, from an intra and intercultural point of view (in relation to non-Roma - paya - culture. To obtain these data, group interviews with girls between seven and nine years old were organized, participating in extra-curricular educational activities at a Roma association of their city. The results indicates an evaluation strongly influenced by traditional values of their culture, with marked differentiation of roles of gender and family, among the different family’s subsystems, and also between cultural aspects identified as roma or non-roma, these one, seen as more flexible, though not as more positive.

  5. Identidade narrativa: papéis familiares e de gênero na perspectiva de meninas ciganas

    Adolfo Pizzinato


    Full Text Available This article aims to present the way that some gypsy girls in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain evaluate the family and gender roles, from an intra and intercultural point of view (in relation to non- Roma - paya - culture. To obtain these data, group interviews with girls between seven and nine years old were organized, participating in extra-curricular educational activities at a Roma association of their city. The results indicates an evaluation strongly influenced by traditional values of their culture, with marked differentiation of roles of gender and family, among the different family¿s subsystems, and also between cultural aspects identified as roma or non-roma, these one, seen as more flexible, though not as more positive.

  6. 76 FR 35434 - Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review


    ............ Massachusetts. Company. Danversbank Danvers........ Massachusetts. Mechanics' Co-operative Bank. Taunton.... OceanFirst Bank Tom Rivers..... New Jersey. Roma Bank Robbinsville... New Jersey. Glen Rock Savings Bank... Savings, FSB........ Munster........ Indiana. Farmers and Mechanics Federal Bloomfield..... Indiana...

  7. Dělnický dům a proměny sociálně vyloučené oblasti : Případová studie lokality Brno-Cejl

    Pospíšilová, Jana; Brožovičová, K.


    Roč. 13, č. 1 (2015), s. 157-176 ISSN 1429-0618 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : Socially excluded areas * Upper and Lower Cejl * Brno * Ethnology * Urban renovation * Roma inhabitants * Anthropology Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology , Ethnology

  8. Concluding remarks: The scientist that lived three times

    Maiani, L.


    The highlights of the conference: The Legacy of Bruno Pontecorvo: the Man and the Scientist, held in Roma, Universita' 'La Sapienza', 11-12 September, 2013, are summarized and illustrated.

  9. Copia del oficio de remisión de un papel, en el cual D. Luis Francisco de la Cerda y Aragón, Duque de Medinaceli y de Alcalá de los Gazules, como Embajador de España en Roma, pide al Cardenal Pedro de Salazar le explique su conducta en el cónclave de 1691.


    "Ex[celentísi]mo Señor. S[eño]r mio. LLega el caso de que yo escriba a [...]" Manuscrito. -- 1h. [P.V. 2 - f. 18-18v.] : Papel; 205x300mm. -- Mala conservación, manchas de oxidación en todo el documento, borde izquierdo con roturas, h. muy deteriorado Texto en Castellano. -- Letra itálica. Vivas Moreno, Agustín. “Fondos documentales del Archivo Histórico de la Universidad de Salamanca. La colección de Papeles Varios: análisis descriptivo, tesauro y gestión documental automatizada”. ...

  10. Antonio Maria Baggio (ed., Adriana Cossedu, Paolo Giusta, Rodrigo Mardones Z. y Antonio Márquez Prieto, Caino e i suoi fratelli. Il fondamento relazionale nella politica e nel diritto, Città Nuova, Roma, 2012, 247 págs.

    María Salas Porras


    Full Text Available Los estudios recogidos en este volumen intentan reinterpretar los fundamentos de la Política y del Derecho, enmarcados en el horizonte relacional que la fraternidad les abre. Desde esta perspectiva, la fraternidad asume una relevancia política y jurídica en la medida en que se la entienda sustancialmente ligada a la libertad y a la igualdad. Cada una de las tres categorías, en la medida en que sean consideradas conjuntamente, llegan a adquirir su propio significado a través de la relación con las otras. El redescubrimiento de la fraternidad significa por tanto volver a proponer el "tríptico" entero, para recuperar, a través del mismo, el proyecto humanísitico de la modernidad, y liberarnos del destino del conflicto radical al que nuestro tiempo parece condenado: Caín no sólo ha matado a su hermano, sino que también ha fundado la primera ciudad, es decir, el lugar donde la violencia se ve confinada por el gobierno y por las leyes. Abrir el Derecho al horizonte de la fraternidad significa, hoy, llevar la racionalidad jurídica más allá de la mera racionalidad técnica; permitir renovar la relación jurídica, volver a encontrar sus fundamentos humanísticos, redescubriendo una justicia que reconcilia y reconstruye, fortificando el vínculo social. Considerar la fraternidad una categoría política significa poder emitir juicios políticos, capaces de producir un pensamiento político a través de la óptica de la fraternidad; se abandonan así las lógicas de la ideología, para intentar construir una forma de pensamiento en disposición de pasar, de una idea intuitiva de fraternidad, a una definición que la haga operativa, "operacionalizable". Es una tarea que no corresponde hoy a una sola disciplina, sino que interesa a todo el conjunto de los ya numerosos estudiosos que se han enrolado en este frente, interactuando entre sí de manera interdisiciplinar y abriendo un camino en el cual resulte posible, a todos los que han abrazado un humanismo y un ideal político, encontrar las mejores razones de su esperanza.

  11. Castilian Appearance as perceived in Spain and in Rome. Image, Material Culture and Comparative Life Percepciones de la apariencia castellana dentro de España y en Roma. Imagen, cultura material y estilos de vida comparados a finales del Antiguo Régimen



    Full Text Available The values of Enlightenment gave way to a different «culture of appearances» clearly expressed in dressing trends; thus the social and economic exteriorization of garments came to be the scenario for ideological struggle. Was the mental, socioeconomic and political development of the Castilian bourgeoisie adapted to the European pace or were these transformations in material culture, image and demand taken on belatedly, limited in their sociological scope and with fluctuations, showing more attachment to tradition than a step into modernity? Was the Spanish model of such changes similar to the increase in consumerism of the English nobility, did it follow the Romer or Parisian trends, or should we compare it with the bourgeoisie of Lisbon? The conclusion: changes and continuations: very different if we analyse the belongings of the privileged class along with those of the majority of the population. The slow growth of the urban middle class in the inland peninsula was slowing down the appearance of a new materialist civilization with more consumer habits, a fact that would hinder the relationship between the growth of demand and the origins of individualism. Its peculiarity lay in the slow speed of this transformation, which only became established around 1830.Alentada por los nuevos valores ilustrados, se alimentaba otra «cultura de las apariencias», expresada claramente en el vestido. Así, la exteriorización económica y social del atuendo llegó a ser, finalmente, escenario de lucha ideológica. ¿La evolución mental, socioeconómica y política urbana castellana durante el XVIII se adecuaba al devenir europeo o se produjeron todas esas transformaciones en la demanda y la cultura material con retraso, limitadas sociológicamente y con numerosas fluctuaciones que mostraban más permanencias tradicionales que modernidad? ¿El modelo español de aquellos cambios se ajustaba al incremento del consumo nobiliario inglés, seguía el romano o parisino o cabría compararlo con el burgués lisboeta? Cambios y permanencias. Muy diferentes cuando analizamos los enseres de los privilegiados o los de la mayoría de la población, y las imágenes que ofrecen. El lento crecimiento de los sectores intermedios urbanos en el interior peninsular retardaba la difusión de una nueva civilización material más consumista, lo que forzosamente entorpecía la relación entre ampliación de la demanda y nacimiento del individualismo. Su peculiaridad se vinculaba a la lentitud de su transformación, sólo asentada hacia 1830.

  12. Antonio Maria Baggio (ed.), Adriana Cossedu, Paolo Giusta, Rodrigo Mardones Z. y Antonio Márquez Prieto, Caino e i suoi fratelli. Il fondamento relazionale nella politica e nel diritto, Città Nuova, Roma, 2012, 247 págs.

    María Salas Porras


    Los estudios recogidos en este volumen intentan reinterpretar los fundamentos de la Política y del Derecho, enmarcados en el horizonte relacional que la fraternidad les abre. Desde esta perspectiva, la fraternidad asume una relevancia política y jurídica en la medida en que se la entienda sustancialmente ligada a la libertad y a la igualdad. Cada una de las tres categorías, en la medida en que sean consideradas conjuntamente, llegan a adquirir su propio significado a través de la relación con...

  13. Identidade narrativa: papéis familiares e de gênero na perspectiva de meninas ciganas

    Adolfo Pizzinato


    This article aims to present the way that some gypsy girls in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain) evaluate the family and gender roles, from an intra and intercultural point of view (in relation to non- Roma - paya - culture). To obtain these data, group interviews with girls between seven and nine years old were organized, participating in extra-curricular educational activities at a Roma association of their city. The results indicates an evaluation strongly influenced by traditional...

  14. Return of the Balkans: Challenges to European Integration and U.S. Disengagement


    of 120 seats in Kosova’s parliament, 20 are guaranteed for Serbs, Roma, Ash- kali, Egyptians , Turks, Gorani, and Bosniaks. Monte- negrins and Croats...Vlachs, Roma, and Egyptians , announced in December 2011 that they will pursue a lawsuit at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg...tion of Greeks from southern Albania laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in commemora- tion of the anniversary of the declaration of the Au

  15. Neprispôsobiví Rómovia a slušná väčšina? Spravodajský diskurz po násilných udalostiach na severe Českej republiky 2011

    Alena Kluknavská


    Full Text Available The paper analyses the news discourse on Roma minority during the violent incidents and the following anti-Roma protests in the north part of the Czech Republic in 2011. It focuses on news reports relating to the Roma in three most-read Czech newspapers between August 8, 2011 and September 8, 2011. The study adheres to the discourse analysis and is undertaken in three stages. In first step we introduce a general characterization of the news and the context of the unrests as presented by the media. This is followed by the analysis of the extent to which the media emphasize the ethnicity and generalize the “Roma” criminality. In third step a dichotomy in relation to the majority and the Roma minority (us vs. them is analysed. The analysis points to systematic „othering“ and stereotyping of Roma minority in the selected newspapers. Results show that the media emphasized the ethnicity of Roma actors involved in the attacks and generalized given incidents as continuing „Roma“ criminality. Moreover, the newspapers tended to present the situation either as „the last drop“ of the tensions between two groups (majority population and Roma minority or as a consequence of the problems with the criminality of „unadaptable“ citizens, meaning the Roma. These discursive practices can lead to deepening of racial stereotypes in the society, but they can also contribute to the formation of favourable discoursive opportunity structure, hence favourable context for parties of the far right, which are characteristic of their nationalistic, racist and xenophobic rhetoric and actions.


    Vera Klopčič


    The Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia mentions only Italian and Hungarian national minority and Roma community as holders of special collective minority rights. Special rights of the autochthonous Italian and Hungarian national minorities in Slovenia are defined in Article 64. Although data on the ethnic structure in Slovenia reflect more heterogeneous ethnic structure, members of other ethnic groups than Italian and Hungarian national communities and Roma community, at present, do not...

  17. Haciendo desigualdad de la diferencia: Meritocracia y derecho a la identidad cultural. A propósito de la posición del pueblo gitano

    Jesús García Cívico


    The persistent information on high levels of unemployment and premature abandon of school of roma students (with all the precautions with regard to undue generalizations, cases of full integration etc.) allow that the question of the right to a cultural identity turns out to be current, as well as its repercussion in areas as those of education and employment. This work analyzes the implication of the cultural difference, in the concrete case of the roma, taking into account the kind...

  18. Numerical Optimization.


    TASK AREA & WORK UNIT NUMBERS Dipartimento di Matematica -G.--iattelnuoz .’ Universita di Roma "La Sapienze" rlnlRr% Pnmaq (Tt-al’g) I$. CONTROLLING...guaranteed. 3. Adminisrtrative actions The following investigators are working on the contract: (i) Francesco Zirilli Dipartimento di Matematica "G...Castelnuovo" Universiti di Roma "La Sapienza" 00185 Romna (Italy) (ii) Filippo Aluffi-Pentini Dipartimento di Matematica Universiti di Barn 80125 Bari (Italy


    Cristian RĂDUCANU


    This article is dedicated to the specific problems of young Roma who are confronted in schools with a false equality of opportunities in education and a type of positive discrimination which does not help. Starting from the historical, social and economic background of this group, a few personal arguments of the author are expressed, formed on the basis of his long experience in mixed classes of Romanian and Roma pupils. The paper contains a proposal, a few activities applicable to this ethni...

  20. The importance of self-management in the prevention and treatment of excessive weight and obesity.

    Tóthová, Valérie; Bártlová, Sylva; Šedová, Lenka; Olišarová, Věra; Prokešová, Radka; Adámkova, Věra; Mauritzová, Ilona; Trešlová, Marie; Chloubová, Ivana; Mikšová, Zdeňka


    The aim of this research into 'self-management' was to determine to what extent respondents were aware of their status as overweight or obese. For respondents who indicated that they were overweight or obese, the goal was to determine whether they tried to lose weight, what steps they took to control their, and what specific methods they used. Information was collected using semi-structured interviews from May 31, 2014, to January 30, 2015. Data processing was performed using statistical analysis of the social data SASDM 01/04/10 software. The total study group consisted of 600 respondents, including 302 from the Roma minority, and 298 from the non-Roma majority population (control group). Respondents were selected specifically from South Bohemia Region of the Czech Republic. The sample from the Roma minority was constructed using the snowball method (Snowball Sampling). The control sample of non-Roma was selected through quota sampling. The results indicate that the respondents from both the Roma minority and the non-Roma control group generally recognized when they were overweight or obese, or they were aware of it to a much lesser extent than objective indicators revealed. More than two thirds of the respondents who admitted they were overweight or obese (N = 143) reported that they had suffered from overweight or obesity since they were young adults. Significantly more members of the majority population had tried to lose weight using self-management, whereas the level of effort was significantly less among members of the Roma minority (P = 0). Nevertheless, Roma respondents significantly more often reported (P < 0.01) that they had agreed on a specific weight loss plan with a doctor. The results of our research show that in the context of prevention, it is important to promote self-managed skills, habits and other characteristics that can play an important role in the prevention and treatment of obesity and overweight.

  1. Politici de incluziune a romilor în statele membre ale Uniunii Europene

    Cace, Sorin; Neagu, Gabriela; Raț, Cristina; Ivasiuc, Ana


    The aim of the study is to offer to decision-makers the necessary data regarding European policies of social inclusion for the Roma, with focus on the practices which have shown a positive impact in the fields of education, employment, housing and health, and to accompany the analysis with policy recommendations for a more efficient and effective action in promoting Roma inclusion. The second chapter, Social Inclusion Policies at the European Level: Mainstreaming versus Targeting offers a bri...

  2. Is obesity in women protective against osteoporosis?

    Migliaccio, Silvia; Greco, Emanuela A; Fornari, Rachele; Donini, Lorenzo M; Lenzi, Andrea


    Silvia Migliaccio1,2, Emanuela A Greco1, Rachele Fornari1, Lorenzo M Donini1, Andrea Lenzi11Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Sezione di Fisiopatologia, Endocrinologia e Nutrizione, Università Sapienza di Roma, 2Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Università Foro Italico di Roma, ItaliaAbstract: The belief that obesity is protective against osteoporosis has recently come into question. The latest epidemiologic and clinical studies have shown that a high level of f...

  3. AcEST: BP917400 [AcEST

    Full Text Available inition tr|B8CHS5|B8CHS5_9GAMM Outer membrane protein RomA OS=Shewanella piezotolerans WP3 Align length 38 S...rized protein Pc12g037... 33 9.4 >tr|B8CHS5|B8CHS5_9GAMM Outer membrane protein RomA OS=Shewanella piezo

  4. Securing a Right to Health


    Abstract A national deportation campaign targeting Romanian Roma in France has recently drawn international criticism from human rights organizations and the European Union. In this context, some French municipalities have created villages d’insertion—integration villages—for some of their Roma residents. Proponents of these spaces have declared that they are humanitarian solutions to the existence of Roma slums in the urban peripheries of many French cities. Yet the creation of a “healthy space” for Roma migrants in the city has also legitimated the further eviction and exclusion of people from “unhealthy slums.” This article is based on ethnographic research among residents of an integration village and a number of unauthorized encampments in Strasbourg, France. This article analyzes the village d’insertion as a contemporary setting where the uneven medical citizenship of Roma migrants in France is being articulated in relation to wider debates about Roma inclusion in Europe. Ultimately, the village d’insertion is a local manifestation of state power, where the division between those deserving and undeserving of public support is reconfigured through the provision and exclusion of access to rights such as health care and shelter. PMID:29302162

  5. Intergenerational relations in romany families

    Hepnarova G. Caltova


    Full Text Available This paper presents partial results of the research focusing on education and protection of children in Roma families. The Roma family is regarded as a specifically closed border system. The type of family life organization is presentedin front of view of dominant values. The focus is on heavily represented values, especially esteem, solidarity end equality. Those values affect behaviour of family members and organize relations between the children and parents. The main aim of this paper is to present particularity of Roma community and specifics of relationships. The paper deals with fractional results of qualitative research project, the research survey was carried out in the year 2012, it was done as a field survey. The information, obtained on the nature of educational processes and directions of education, allowed us to crystallize key values passed in Roma families. In this paper, we focus mainly on the value of interpersonal relationships and maintaining compliance which are strongly represented in the educational efforts of Roma parents. The starting point of our considerations became the concept of values of G. Hofstede, who in his concept of value orientation reflects the cultural specifics. Above all, we focus on the values associated with collective cultures, which Roma belong to.

  6. Positive parenting attitudes and practices in three transitional Eastern European countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia.

    Petrovic, Marija; Vasic, Vladimir; Petrovic, Oliver; Santric-Milicevic, Milena


    To identify potential predictors of using only non-violent forms of discipline for children aged 2-14 years and of being against physical punishment among Roma and non-Roma parents/caregivers in Eastern European countries with similar cultural-historical backgrounds. UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey data collected in 2010-2011 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia (total of 9973 respondents) were analysed using multivariate logistic regression modelling with receiver operating characteristic analysis. Approximately 27 % of the respondents practiced only non-violent child discipline. Roma children experienced only non-violent discipline less than half as often as their non-Roma counterparts. Household wealth index and child sex were significant predictors of positive parenting attitudes and practice. For Roma respondents, rural residence also contributed to being against physical punishment. Parents\\caregivers from more affluent households are more likely than those who are less affluent to be against physical punishment of children and are more likely to practice only non-violent discipline. Evidence-based interventions are required to support existing positive forms of child rearing. These should target less affluent households from Roma settlements in the studied countries.

  7. Does risk for ovarian malignancy algorithm excel human epididymis protein 4 and ca125 in predicting epithelial ovarian cancer: A meta-analysis

    Li, Fake; Tie, Ruxiu; Chang, Kai; Wang, Feng; Deng, Shaoli; Lu, Weiping; Yu, Lili; Chen, Ming


    Risk for Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm (ROMA) and Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) appear to be promising predictors for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), however, conflicting results exist in the diagnostic performance comparison among ROMA, HE4 and CA125. Remote databases (MEDLINE/PUBMED, EMBASE, Web of Science, Google Scholar, the Cochrane Library and and full texts bibliography were searched for relevant abstracts. All studies included were closely assessed with the QUADAS-2 (Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies-2). EOC predictive value of ROMA was systematically evaluated, and comparison among the predictive performances of ROMA, HE4 and CA125 were conducted within the same population. Sensitivity, specificity, DOR (diagnostic odds ratio), LR ± (positive and negative likelihood ratio) and AUC (area under receiver operating characteristic-curve) were summarized with a bivariate model. Subgroup analysis and sensitivity analysis were used to explore the heterogeneity. Data of 7792 tests were retrieved from 11 studies. The overall estimates of ROMA for EOC predicting were: sensitivity (0.89, 95% CI 0.84-0.93), specificity (0.83, 95% CI 0.77-0.88), and AUC (0.93, 95% CI 0.90-0.95). Comparison of EOC predictive value between HE4 and CA125 found, specificity: HE4 (0.93, 95% CI 0.87-0.96) > CA125 (0.84, 95% CI 0.76-0.90); AUC: CA125 (0.88, 95% CI 0.85-0.91) > HE4 (0.82, 95% CI 0.78-0.85). Comparison of OC predictive value between HE4 and CA125 found, AUC: CA125 (0.89, 95% CI 0.85-0.91) > HE4 (0.79, 95% CI 0.76-0.83). Comparison among the three tests for EOC prediction found, sensitivity: ROMA (0.86, 95%CI 0.81-0.91) > HE4 (0.80, 95% CI 0.73-0.85); specificity: HE4 (0.94, 95% CI 0.90-0.96) > ROMA (0.84, 95% CI 0.79-0.88) > CA125 (0.78, 95%CI 0.73-0.83). ROMA is helpful for distinguishing epithelial ovarian cancer from benign pelvic mass. HE4 is not better than CA125 either for EOC or OC prediction. ROMA is promising predictors of

  8. Theatrical language, narrative techniques and anti-anti-Gypsyism

    Andrea Mochi Sismondi


    Full Text Available With this article based on his fieldwork in Šuto Orizari, a Municipality in the suburbs of Skopje (Macedonia, the author analyses how theatrical language and narrative techniques can be used to oppose the strengthening of anti-gypsyism in public opinion. Šuto Orizari is the only Municipality in the world where romanés is used as an official language, and the Mayor and the majority of the members of the assembly of the municipality come from the Roma community, thus enjoying a degree of effective self-government. Andrea Mochi Sismondi and Fiorenza Menni lived there for two years trying to understand the different visions of the world originating among Roma, while collecting dramaturgical materials later used in the production of two theatrical performances, a book and several public events where Roma and Gadžé can exchange their points of view on fundamental issues concerning political philosophy. Freedom, equality, the legitimate aspiration to a better life, freedom of movement: all values modern constitutions are based on, and on which the two artists focused their long interviews and conversations with Šuto Orizari citizens and Roma colleagues. The work has been presented all over Italy and its results reveal how literary non-fiction and performing arts can be successfully used to show the weakness of the arguments alleging the cultural distance that would make the dialogue between Roma and Gadžé impossible.

  9. Inconvenient Human Rights

    Ryan, Natasha


    Abstract Following an increase in Roma migration under the European “freedom of movement” laws, Swedish municipalities initiated more than 80 evictions of informal Roma settlements on the grounds of poor sanitation between 2013 and 2016. These evictions echo policies from earlier in the 20th century, when Roma living in Sweden were often marginalized through the denial of access to water and sanitation facilities. The recent Swedish evictions also follow similar government actions across Europe, where Roma settlements are controlled through the denial of access to water and sanitation. However, access to water and sanitation—central aspects of human health—are universal human rights that must be available to all people present in a jurisdiction, regardless of their legal status. The evictions described here violated Sweden’s obligations under both European and international human rights law. More positive government responses are required, such as providing shelters or camping sites, setting up temporary facilities, and directly engaging with communities to address water and sanitation issues. The authors conclude by providing guidance on how states and municipalities can meet their human rights obligations with respect to water and sanitation for vulnerable Roma individuals and informal settlements in their communities. PMID:29302163

  10. Enhanced recovery after surgery and video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy: the Italian VATS Group**List of collaborators of the Italian ERAS Group: Jacopo Vannucci, MD (University of Perugia); Antonio D’Andrilli, MD (S. Andrea Hospital, Roma); Majed Refai, MD (Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona); Guendalina Graffigna, MD (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano); Stefano Lovadina, MD (Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste); Marzia Umari (Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste), Paolo Ferrari, MD (IRCCS ISMETT-UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, Palermo); Michele Zuliani, MD (Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste); Marco Taurchini, MD (Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo); Carlo Del Naja, MD (Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo); Domenico Massullo, MD (S. Andrea Hospital, Roma), Olha Putina, MD (ASST Mantova), Nicoletta Pia Ardò (University of Foggia). surgical protocol

    Viggiano, Domenico; Voltolini, Luca; Bertani, Alessandro; Bertolaccini, Luca; Crisci, Roberto; Droghetti, Andrea


    Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS®) is a strategy that seeks to reduce patients’ perioperative stress response, thereby reducing potential complications, decreasing hospital length of stay and enabling patients to return more quickly to their baseline functional status. The concept was introduced in the late 1990s and was first adopted in patients undergoing open colorectal surgery. Since then, the concept of ERAS has been adopted by multiple surgical specialties. The diffusion of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy (VATS-L) sets also the surgical treatment of lung cancer as a new area for ERAS development. In this paper, we present the Italian VATS Group ( surgical protocol as part of the ERAS clinical pathway belonging to the VATS-L national database. PMID:29629203

  11. “You Are a Mysterious Animal, You Know”: Eco-philosophy in Sonya Hartnett’s The Midnight Zoo

    Yarova, Aliona


    Full Text Available In non-realist children’s literature, animals tend to be employed as a means of representing human issues to the extent that the animal qualities of the animal can become invisible. Despite this trend, literary animals can also inform readers about animal issues along with the meta-phoric message they supposedly carry. In Sonya Hartnett’s The Midnight Zoo, the role of animals is twofold: firstly, animals metaphorically represent human relationships – more specifically the bigotry towards the Roma as ‘other’ – and, secondly, the animals directly stand for the actual animals who are mistreated according to the same principle: for their ‘otherness’ to humans. This article adopts an eco-philosophical perspective to examine how The Midnight Zoo effectively intertwines human intolerance of other humans (the Roma with human actions towards animals to suggest that humans treat the (natural world as the Nazis treated the Roma during World War II.




    Full Text Available If sacred in any way is a vehicle of religious experience there is nothing new about what it is vehicle of but if we focalize on what sacred is in itself we need a method to do so and in this regard I would mention the need of analyzing what the philosophical school of phenomenology of religion in and from Italy has been working on in the person of Angela Ales Bello as its Maestro in particular in last four decades. Several works of the author have paved the path, considering various points in scientific articles and texts but the main conceptual map is developed in the following three: Culture e religioni. Una lettura fenomenologica, Citta Nuova, Roma, 1997; a co-authored work with me Lineamenti di Antropologia Filosofica: Fenomenologia della religione ed esperienza mistica islamica, Editrice Apes, Roma, 2012; and the latest Il senso del sacro. Dall’arcaicità alla desacralizzazione, Castelvecchi, Roma, 2014.

  13. Rank-ordered multifractal analysis for intermittent fluctuations with global crossover behavior

    Tam, Sunny W. Y.; Chang, Tom; Kintner, Paul M.; Klatt, Eric M.


    The rank-ordered multifractal analysis (ROMA), a recently developed technique that combines the ideas of parametric rank ordering and one-parameter scaling of monofractals, has the capabilities of deciphering the multifractal characteristics of intermittent fluctuations. The method allows one to understand the multifractal properties through rank-ordered scaling or nonscaling parametric variables. The idea of the ROMA technique is applied to analyze the multifractal characteristics of the auroral zone electric-field fluctuations observed by the SIERRA sounding rocket. The observed fluctuations span across contiguous multiple regimes of scales with different multifractal characteristics. We extend the ROMA technique such that it can take into account the crossover behavior - with the possibility of collapsing probability distribution functions - over these contiguous regimes.

  14. Romani identity in Romani language teaching materials

    Bakker, Peter; Daval-Markussen, Aymeric


    – an essential part of schoolbooks – and language use. It appears that ideological choices with regard to the role of the school and attitudes towards Romani culture are typically reflected in visual images as well as the choice of language varieties. Compilers of educational materials have made a range...... of different choices for images and language varieties, which reflect a diversity of views on Romani education. These views range from a romantic view of an idealized past to adjustment to wider society, to a view where Roma do not come into the picture as a different group at all, in a modern world probably...... close to the actual experience of the Romani children. The choice of language to be taught in the classes for Roma children range from the state language, but adjusted to a Roma world, to the simultaneous use of several varieties, a standardized language or a local variety only. The images and language...

  15. Lithuanian Metrics as a Source on the History of the Turkic States of Eastern Europe »

    V.V. Trepavlov


    Full Text Available Lithuanian Metrica contains a lot of information on the Turkic khanates of Eastern Europe of the 15th–16th centuries. It consists mainly of documents related to foreign relations of the Polish-Lithuanian State and covers its contacts primarily with the Crimean Yurt. In Lithuanian Metrica can be also found valuable information about the Great Horde and the Nogai Horde. Information reflecting contacts of Vilna and Cracow with Kazan and Astrakhan khanates is also presented in metrica although very fragmentary. The Polish-Lithuanian State inherited policy of Vilnius rulers in relation to the khans. This policy emerged in the era of the weakening and disintegration of the Golden Horde during the reign of the Grand Dukes Algirdas and, especially, Vytautas and was expressed in the form of patronage of deposed Tokhtamysh and his children. Later it continued in contacts with the Crimean Girays and (until the beginning of the 16th century with the khans of Great Horde. In respect of the Golden Horde, the documents of Lithuanian Metrica contain separate memories of participants of diplomatic correspondence concerning order that once existed in this State. In general, such memories occur both as references to the deeds and decrees of the former Horde’s “tsars” justifying the legitimacy of the current policies, and as norms of relations adopted at the time, presented as a model to be followed by descendants. The memory of the Horde-Lithuanian relations of the 13th – the first half of the 15th centuries are reflected in the materials of Lithuanian Metrica in the form of an equally abstract references to the relationship that existed in the times of ancestors. Tatar and Polish-Lithuanian side constantly referred to the relationship of the “brotherhood”, i.e. status equality, which were established between the Grand Duke Algirdas and Vitautas and king Casimierz on the one hand, and the Horde khans on the other. The documents contained in

  16. Cognitive functioning of educationaly deprived pre-school children

    Biro Mikloš


    Full Text Available The research has included 96 Roma elementary-school pupils from the first grade, 7 years and 6 months old on average, and 78 pre-school children, (6 years and 1 month old on average, out of which number there were 37 Roma pupils and 41 non-Roma pupils. The cognitive functioning has been tested with a battery consisted of 5 tests, which was based on the (adapted Wechsler’s scales and the linguistic competence test. The results have shown a significant lagging of Roma children behind the control group and test norms. The Analyses of Covariance have pointed to a significant influence of the father’s educational background on the test score, but the difference between groups remained notable even when that variable was kept under control. However, the Item Analyses revealed a number of items that turned out to be evidently "unfair" toward Roma children, and their elimination contributed to the annulling of differences among groups in the Analyses of Covariance for a particular number of tests. The data has been interpreted by the authors as a proof of necessity and possibility to adapt tests for the needs of testing the educationally neglected children. The fact that the greatest differences have been noticed in the tests saturated with the factors of visual-motor coordination and memory has been justified by the authors with the Roma children’s lack of experience of manipulation with toys and possible attention deficit as a consequence of absence of stimulative environment.

  17. Biblioteche per la città: nuove prospettive di un servizio pubblico

    Margarita Pérez Pulido


    Full Text Available Esta obra representa un hecho más de la excelente trayectoria de la autora que ha publicado volúmenes anteriores dedicados a la evaluación en bibliotecas públicas y a la cooperación bibliotecaria. Investigadora en la Universidad de Viterbo y en la Universidad de la Sapienza en Roma, posee también una amplia experiencia profesional en todo tipo de bibliotecas, destacando las bibliotecas universitarias y las bibliotecas parlamentarias, ocupando hoy su puesto de trabajo en la biblioteca del Senado de Roma “Giovanni Spadolini”.

  18. Condições e trajetórias de vida de reclusos e reclusas de etnia cigana em Portugal

    Sílvia Gomes


    Full Text Available This paper aims to analyze the criminal practices of Roma individuals through the study of their life histories. Based on 25 interviews addressed to male and female Roma prisoners, we analyzed their objective life conditions and criminal experiences. These were seen in the light of the intersection of class, gender and ethnicity. We conclude that the crimes in this ethnic group are the result of combined processes of exclusion and social inequality, prejudice or racism, and that the intersections of class, gender and ethnicity strongly structure their objective living conditions and their criminal involvement.

  19. Sociálně pedagogické otázky integrace romských dětí a mládeže

    Čadová, Markéta


    This work is of a theoretical-empirical nature. The goal of this work is to identify causes with lead to the social exclusion of the Romany ethnic group, to chart trends in this region, and to focus attention on institutions engaged in integrating Roma into society. Additional goals are to determine how the integration of this minority is secured by the government, through self-government and non-profit organizations, and subsequently to attempt to determine how the Roma people and the majori...

  20. Moderate Malnutrition in Children Aged 0-5 in the Republic of Macedonia

    Spiroski, Igor; Memeti, Shaban


    Full text: Background: Undernutrition indicates a lack of the necessary energy, macro or micronutrients in person’s dietary intake. FAO reported that one in seven people in the world do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. The objective of our survey was to assess the prevalence of undernutrition among children aged 0-5 in Macedonia. Methods: Nationally representative household survey was conducted and data for 1376 children under the age of 5 was gathered. The survey included two samples, one for general population and separate one for Roma population living in Roma settlements. Roma children had higher prevalence of undernutrition in previous surveys. The data was gathered in the frames of UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster survey in 2011. WHO Child Growth Standards were used to assess the nutritional status. Results: Out of general sample children 4.9% were moderately stunted (between -3 and -2 z-scores of height-for-age index), 5.6% boys and 4.3% girls. The percentage of moderately stunted children was over three times higher in the poorest wealth quintile compared to the richest one (7.2% and 2.0% respectively). In general population of children 1.8% were moderately wasted (between -3 and -2 z-scores of weight-for-height index), 2.2% boys and 1.4% girls. Wasting was also 3 times more prevalent in children from the poorest households compared to the richest ones (3.5% and 0.6% respectively). As for the Roma children, 16.5% of them were moderately stunted (21.1% boys, 12% girls) and 4.5% moderately wasted (4.3% boys, 4.7% girls). Nearly 10 times more moderately stunted Roma children were present in the poorest wealth quintile compared to the richest one (28.7% and 3.5% respectively). Conclusions: The results of the survey indicate low prevalence of undernutrition in the general population of children under 5 years of age in Macedonia which is in acceptable ranges defined by the WHO (<20% for stunting, <5% for wasting). Results for the

  1. O Rendimento Social de Inserção e os beneficiários ciganos : o caso do concelho de Faro

    Sofia Rebelo Santos


    Full Text Available This article explores the perceptions of Portuguese Gypsies/Roma in what concerns the Social Insertion Income (Rendimento Social de Inserção. Its main objectives are to understand how these social actors live the subsidiary situations. The study involved not only the families who benefit from this social policy measure, but also the social workers who are in charge of its attribution and management. We also intended to reflect about the real efficacy of these social policies in helping the Portuguese Gypsies/Roma to exit the poverty situations they often live in.

  2. Workshop on The Golden Age of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects - II .

    Editorial, Foreword


    Full Text Available Organizing Institutions:INAF – Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, Roma – INAF-IAPS, Roma, ItalyINTA – Dpt. de Cargas Utiles y Ciencias del Espacio, INTA-DCUCE, Madrid, SpainCzech Republic Academy of Sciences – Astronomical Institute, ASCR-AI, Ondřejov, Czech RepublicCzech Technical University, CTU in Prague, Czech RepublicDepartment of Physics, Technion, Haifa, IsraelRussian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Astronomy, RAS-IA, Moscow, RussiaINAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, INAF-OAC, Napoli, ItalyDepartment of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

  3. La coesistenza delle religioni in Albania. Le religioni in Albania prima e dopo la caduta del comunismo

    Maria Gabriella Belgiorno de Stefano


    Full Text Available Il contributo, accettato dal Direttore, riproduce il testo della Relazione al Convegno sul tema “Libertà Religiosa, Secolarizzazione e Sviluppi recenti in Albania” (Roma, Sala della Protomoteca in Campidoglio, 3 febbraio 2014, organizzato dall’Ambasciata della Repubblica di Albania presso la Santa Sede e presso il Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta e dalla Presidenza Assemblea Capitolina (Roma Capitale.SOMMARIO: 1. Premessa - 2. Le origini del Kanun albanese - 3. La fratellanza religiosa albanese - 4. Il primo comunismo albanese e la libertà religiosa - 5. L’ateocrazia albanese - 6. La fratellanza albanese e la Costituzione del 1998.

  4. The Narrativization of an Unusual Event at the Belgrade Zoo: A Semiotic Analysis of The Story of Gabi the Dog and the Jaguar

    Sonja Žakula


    Full Text Available The paper offers a semiotic analysis of the narrative of Gabi the dog and the jaguar in the form in which the story appears on the website of the Belgrade zoo. I believe that it is valid to assume that an analysis of this narrative can provide a window into the ways in which meanings of concepts such as ‘wildness’, ‘domesticity’, ‘freedom’, ‘captivity’ and ultimately, ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ are articulated within the context of this institution. On the one hand, I will base the paper on ideas articulated in the field of human-animal relations, and on the other on the methodological postulates of semiotic analysis introduced by Algirdas Julien Greimas and further developed by Dragana Antonijević. The aim of the paper is to, by applying semiotic analysis to the way in which an unusual event at the zoo was narrativized, uncover the deeper structure of thought which underlies the story and reflects and shapes not just the discourse of the Belgrade zoo, but the implicit understanding of the role and function of zoos in Serbia up until the present day.

  5. Exploring the State of Unbalance within the Topical and Heterotopical Spaces at the Core of Story

    Mahshad Jalalpourroodsari


    Full Text Available This paper examines one of the ways in which narrativity as a complex concept is rooted in almost simple notions which support it at its basic levels. The discussion here would be devoted to the concept of the minimal story (récit minimal which is defined as being part of the surface narrative syntax of every discourse in general and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in particular. It will be seen how the play’s content signs are converted via the minimal story and how the supporting pillars of this discourse are grounded in elementary types of narrative programmes which cement the trajectory (Note 1 of meaning at its surface stratum. The basis of this research is the semiotic theory proposed by the French structuralist semiotician Algirdas Julien Greimas as the founder of Paris School of semiotics. It will be seen how the story can arrange itself from its end and how the whole narrative process may possess a temporal and syntactic orientation which forms the bare structure around which the whole story is weaved. This paper attempts to shed some light on the inner fluctuations at the heart of Ibsen’s play accommodating an orientational schema which the semioticians would call the nucleus of all narrative systems. Therefore, in this article, an introduction of the basic concepts will be followed by an analysis of the turbulences affecting the main figures/actants (Note 2 inhabiting the minimal story of Ibsen’s discourse.

  6. Delineating Two Exclusive Views on Power of Choosing and Modal Dynamics of Double Performances

    Mahshad Jalalpourroodsari


    Full Text Available This article endeavors to make use of the theories presented by French semiotician Algirdas Julien Greimas, in order to demonstrate the main structural exchanges inherent within some of the critical choices and acute performances at the heart of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. In this study, the syntagmatic exchange structures and the paradigmatic structures of gift and test which are at work within the narrative line of the play are discussed and exteriorized so that there can be a better apprehension and appreciation for the internal path of signification concerning the relation of the main couple actants (Note 1 in this discourse. It will be seen how the power to choose of the protagonists of exchange or loci of exchange structures might be exercised or overlooked and how one may devalorise and negate an offer of exchange based on the way it is modally interpreted. This study will contemplate on the manner in which one’s voluntary renunciation of rights may metamorphose into a manipulative and deceptive dispossession of that right, when actants get involved in parallel programmes which are complementary and at the same time contradictory to one another. Thus, through adopting such a perspective towards the choices made and the dilemmas faced by the main actants of Ibsen’s discourse, one gets the chance to have a more tangible canvas on which to draw Nora and Torvald’s change of hearts and malfunctioning transactions.

  7. Korupsi dalam Film Indonesia

    Rhafidilla Vebrynda


    Full Text Available Abstract: Corruption has been rooted and institutionalized in our smallest environment. The campaign to fight corruption comes from various organizations through numerous varieties of means. This study looks at the Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK campaign through a film entitled “Kita Versus Korupsi”. This study uses narrative analysis by looking at the elements of narrative, narrative structure, the analysis model of aktan and the Greimas’ semiotic square. It is found that the film narrates corruption as trouble and resistor. The various forms of corruption are narrated using the combination of techniques scene, dialogue and flashback. Abstrak: Korupsi sudah mengakar dan melembaga hingga lingkungan terkecil kita. Kampanye untuk melawannya datang dari berbagai pihak melalui beragam sarana. Penelitian ini melihat kampanye Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK melalui film “Kita Versus Korupsi”. Menggunakan metode analisis naratif dengan melihat unsur naratif, struktur naratif, analisis model aktan dan oposisi segi empat Algirdas Greimas, penelitian ini menemukan bahwa korupsi dinarasikan sebagai gangguan dan penghambat. Film tersebut selalu menghadapkan pelaku korupsi dengan pihak yang tidak korupsi secara langsung. Latar belakang pengetahuan tokoh utama tentang korupsi berpengaruh dalam pengambilan keputusannya. Berbagai bentuk korupsi dinarasikan dengan teknik penggabungan scene, dialog dan flashback.

  8. Caveats on tomographic images

    Foulger, Gillian R.; Panza, Giuliano F.; Artemieva, Irina


    )CNR – Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria (IGAG) c/o Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degliStudi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, (10) Dept. Physics of the Earth, Sankt-Petersburg State University, Sankt-Petersburg,RussiaGeological models of the mantle and its geodynamic...

  9. The International Symposium on Applied Military Psychology (18th) Held at London, England on 21-25 June 1982,


    just this past year the separate and indeed they often went directly to women’s services were legally abolished, their bunks to recuperate after a work...5* Rep. Sanitfi A.M. Centro Studie Ricerche Medicina Aeronauticae Spaziale Viale P. Gobetti, 2-2A 00185 Roma Dr. Massimiliano Stracca Ispettorato

  10. Protecting the Home and Adequate Housing - Living in a Caravan or Trailer as a Human Right

    Donders, Y.


    Many Roma, gypsies and travellers live in caravans or trailers, sometimes in together trailer parks or camps. This article analyses how this specific lifestyle connected to their housing is protected under the various regimes and provisions of international human rights law. Home and adequate

  11. Centralized versus distributed systems to reschedule trains in two dispatching areas

    Corman, F.; D'Ariano, A.; Pacciarelli, D.; Pranzo, M.


    Railway dispatchers are in charge of rescheduling trains during operations in order to limit propagation of disturbances occurring in real-time. To help the dispatchers in such task, an advanced decision support system, ROMA (Railway traffic Optimization by Means of Alternative graphs), has been



    LA FUNZIONE ETICA E CATARTICA DELLA. RAPPRESENTAZIONE DELLA SOFFERENZA IN. STORIA DELLA COLONNA INFAME. DI MANZONI1. GIANLUCA CINELLI. (Università di Roma, “La Sapienza”). Abstract. The aim of this contribution is to discuss the ethical function of suffering in. Manzoni's Storia della Colonna ...

  13. Effect of packaging and chemical treatment on storage life and ...

    Fresh fruits and vegetables are inherently more liable to deterioration under tropical conditions characterized by high ambient temperatures and humidity. In determining the effects of chemical treatment on tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill cv. Roma), fruits purchased at turning stage of ripening were packaged in low ...

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    Third Roma Meeting on Astrophysics, Societa Italiana di Fisica 1, 27 (1985), LBL Report 18745 (1984) 36 , Societa Italiana di Fisica 1, 7 (1985) 39. "A map of the cosmic background radiation at 3 millimeters , Revista Colombiana de Fisica 25:23 (1993) 133. "Comments on the Statistical Analysis of Excess

  15. Effects of Gibberellic acid and 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic Acid ...

    dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and gibberellic acid (GA3) spray on vegetative and reproductive growth components of tomato. The experiment consists of two tomato varieties, one processing (Roma VF) and one fresh market (Fetan), three levels of 2,4-D (0, ...

  16. ODI launches RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach online guide ...

    17 juin 2014 ... The UK-based Overseas Development Institute has released its online guide to understanding, engaging with, and influencing policy. ROMA: A guide to policy engagement and influence contains a suite of tools that can be used to unpack complex problems, analyze stakeholder influence, and understand ...

  17. Romani Peoples' Resistance to Mainstream Schooling: A Focus on Romani Woman and Girls' Education and the Educational Policies, Barriers, and Practices in Greece

    Macris, Vicki


    The Romani (or Roma) people are, perhaps, the oldest and most discriminated against ethnic minority group in Eastern Europe. In particular, Romani women and girls have been described by the UN Women, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Office of High Commission of Human Rights (OHCHR) as "one of the most disempowered groups in…

  18. Evaluation of the effects of season on yield, viscosity and colour of ...

    This paper evaluates the effect of production season on pulp yield, apparent viscosity and colour of tomato (Lycopersiconesculentum var. Roma VF), watermelon (Vitrullus vulgaris var. Babyblack) and pineapple (Ananascomosus var. Smooth cayennes) pulps. Tomato, watermelon and pineapple pulps from two harvesting ...

  19. Freud and Gidget go to Rome but uncle Sam doesn't: The roman ...

    Questo articolo si propone di prendere in esame alcuni film di Hollywood, da Roman Holiday a Gidget goes to Rome, che furono realizzati a Roma negli anni della guerra fredda. Tematicamente incentrata sulla generale ambivalenza dei concetti di casa, amore e morte, questa serie della 'febbre romana' conserva tutti i tratti ...



    La prima giornalista del “Corriere della sera”, Torino, Blu Editoriale, 1996. Nel testo, i numeri tra parentesi indicano la lettera corrispondente. 2 Collezione Finazzi, busta Torelli-Torriani Maria Antonietta. Riferimenti ad alcune di queste lettere si trovano in G. Morandini, “Prefazione” a Marchesa Colombi, Prima morire, Roma ...

  1. Enhanced proline synthesis may determine resistance to salt stress in tomato cultivars

    Ali, S.; Khan, N.U.


    The physiological and biochemical responses of tomato cultivars were studied at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan during 2005-2006 for salt tolerance. Tomato cultivars were Roma Rio Super, Roma V.F., Chinese 87-5, Rio Grand and Super Blocky and subjected to salt stress (75 mM NaCl). Fresh weight, dry weight, and ions sodium and potassium accumulation, Na/sup +/K sup +/ ratio and proline content were determined after imposing the tomato cultivars to NaCl salt for 80 days. Salt stress significantly decreased the fresh and dry weight in Roma Rio Super, Roma V.F, Chinese 87-5 and Rio Grand, however, in Super Blocky the fresh and dry weight were enhanced under stress conditions. Salinity stress increased sodium uptake from 191.828 to 436.170 mu mg/sup -1/ D wt while potassium accumulation decreased from 1033.12 to 926.80 mu mg/sup -1/ D wt resulting in higher Na/sup +/ ratio in stressed (0.48 g) as compared to unstressed control (0.19). The mean proline contents also increased from 28.95 to 40.96 mu M Proline g/sup -1/ F. wt with the maximum increase (57.378%) in Super Blocky followed by Rio Grand (49.325%). (author)

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    look so Indian that I even attempted speaking in Hindi to the few I saw panhandling tourists near the Paris. Opera. A stop mutation in the LTBP2 gene has been linked to developmental glaucoma in a class of. Roma. Ali et al. (2009 Am. J. Hum. Genet. 84 664–671) found that this stop mutation, along with 14 flanking SNPs ...

  3. Interview with Patrick Blackburn

    Hendricks, Vincent F.; Hansen, Pelle Guldborg


    In 2005 Patrick Blackburn, who is Directeur de Recherche for INRIA Lorraine (France's national organization for research in computer science), published together with Johan Bos (Università di Roma "La Sapienza") the book Representation and Inference for Natural Language: A First Course in Computa...

  4. Annual Meeting of International Neural Network Society


    Merrill, John and Port, Robert India;ia University Towards A Connectionist Model of Italian Morphology Arbitrio, Aiessandro Istituto Psicologia CNR & AI Lab...Connectionist Network Nolfi Stefano Fondazione Sigma Tau Parisi, Domenico Instituto di Psicologia C.N.R., Roma Decision Rules for Perception of Species

  5. Optical spectroscopic observations of blazars and γ-ray blazar candidates in the sloan digital sky survey data release nine

    Massaro, F.; Masetti, N.; D' Abrusco, R.; Paggi, A.; Funk, S.


    We present an analysis of the optical spectra available in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data release nine (SDSS DR9) for the blazars listed in the ROMA-BZCAT and for the γ-ray blazar candidates selected according to their IR colors. First, we adopt a statistical approach based on Monte Carlo simulations to find the optical counterparts of the blazars listed in the ROMA-BZCAT catalog. Then, we crossmatched the SDSS spectroscopic catalog with our selected samples of blazars and γ-ray blazar candidates, searching for those with optical spectra available to classify our blazar-like sources and, whenever possible, to confirm their redshifts. Our main objectives are to determine the classification of uncertain blazars listed in the ROMA-BZCAT and to discover new gamma-ray blazars. For the ROMA-BZCAT sources, we investigated a sample of 84 blazars, confirming the classification for 20 of them and obtaining 18 new redshift estimates. For the γ-ray blazars, indicated as potential counterparts of unassociated Fermi sources or with uncertain nature, we established the blazar-like nature of 8 out of the 27 sources analyzed and confirmed 14 classifications.

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    Items 9851 - 9900 of 11090 ... Vol 10, No 39 (2011), Studies on Buddleja asiatica antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic and Ca++ antagonist activities, Abstract PDF. F Ali, I Ali, HU Khan, AU Khan, AH Gilani. Vol 9, No 22 (2010), Studies on Meloidogyne javanica infestation on roma tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) ...

  7. Segnalazioni - Signalementen - Notes

    Guglielmo Perfetti


    Full Text Available Guglielmo Perfetti - Segnalazione di Silvia Casilio, Una generazione d’emergenza. L’Italia della controcultura (1965-1969, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2013, 376 p., ISBN: 9788800740265, €28,00.Franco Musarra - Ricordo di Titus Heydenreich (Amburgo 14 dicembre 1936 – 23 dicembre 2013 HemhovenFloris Meens - Roma Aeterna

  8. Atomoxetine/Methylphenidate Effects on Social Play Behavior

    J Gordon Millichap


    Full Text Available Researchers at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and University “Roma Tre,” Rome, Italy, studied the neural substrates of the previously identified social play-suppressant effects of methylphenidate (MPH and atomoxetine, drugs widely used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.

  9. Time Frequency Analysis and Spatial Filtering in the Evaluation of Beta ERS After Finger Movement


    Italy. 5IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia , via Ardeatina 306, Roma, Italy Fig. 1 Scheme of the Wavelet Packet decomposition. The gray boxes represent...surface splines. J. Aircraft, 1972, 9: 189-191. [8]Maceri, B., Magnone, S., Bianchi, A., Cerutti, S. Studio della decomposizione wavelet dei segnali



    exponent of the cultural policy of whichever power employed him. Poetic ability in its turn was a means for .... For historical facts in the period 1431-1439 Ferdinando Gregorovius, Storia della città di Roma nel medioevo, cura e traduzione di ... In short, it could be interpreted as a gesture of goodwill on its part towards him, ...

  11. Ipotesi : l'universo come "membrana"

    Durante, Elisabetta


    The Deparment of Physics at the University "La Sapienza" of Roma awarded a prestigious prize to Lisa Randall from Harvard University for her research in the field of high energy physics: the model of the universe as a membrane - the idea of a universe (space-time) with many dimensions (1 page)

  12. Omaggio a Joan Vinyoli

    Valentina Ripa


    Full Text Available In continuità con l’omaggio a Joan Vinyoli organizzato a Roma nel 2014, si propongono le traduzioni in italiano di alcuni suoi componimenti, con testo a fronte. In continuity with the Joan Vinyoli Tribute organized in Rome in December 2014, I propose the translation from Catalan to Italian of some of his poems.

  13. Mould Contamination of ready-to-eat cereal-based foods retailed in ...

    Samples belonging to four different brands (Instant Morvite™, E-Papa™, Ace Instant Porridge™ and Roasted Morvite™) of ready-to-eat fortified cereal-based foodstuffs imported from the Republic of South Africa were bought from different retail outlets in the Roma valley, Lesotho and examined for contamination with ...

  14. Research Note On New Limits of the Coefficient of Gravitation ...

    Research Note. On New Limits of the Coefficient of Gravitation Shielding. Michele Caputo. Physics Department, University La Sapienza, Piazzale A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy. and. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station TX, 77843,. USA. e-mail:

  15. Roberto ARLT et al., "Apocalisse. Alle origini della fantascienza latinoamericana", 2014

    Matteo Rei


    Full Text Available Roberto ARLT , Aluísio AZEVEDO , Leopoldo LUGONES , Joaquim Manuel DE MACEDO , Amado NERVO, "Apocalisse. Alle origini della fantascienza latinoamericana", con un saggio di Camilla Cattarulla e Giorgio de Marchis, traduzioni di Camilla Cattarulla e Giorgio de Marchis, Roma, Nova Delphi Libri, 2014 [Book Review

  16. Primele mențiuni referitoare la prezența strămoșilor romilor/țiganilor moldoveni în spațiul carpato-nistrean conservate în legendele locale și consemnate în publicații

    Ion Duminica


    Full Text Available Currently, Roma history is marked by an interdisciplinary variety of „white spots” which must to be gradually removed by fundamental research into social and humanitarian sciences. In this thnological study, for fragmentary elucidation of aspects related to origin,endonims/ethnonyms, social status, practiced crafts, an- cient migration routes and first attestations of the Moldavian Roma/Gypsy ancestors in the Carpatho-Dniestrian space – the author has taken over the preserved narratives in local legends and the information recorded in the publications. For the first time in the local humanitarian scientific field there were exposed ten original mentions referring to the ethnogenesis of the Roma/Gypsy community in the following historical-geographic regions: Southern Asia (India, Central Asia (Bactria, Babylonian Empire, Northern Africa (Egypt, Numidia, Southeastern Europe (Carpathian Area, Ancient Greece, Roman Dacia province, Transylvanian Voivodeship. Concurrently, was highlighted the evolution of the social status of the Moldavian Roma/Gypsies ancestors in the period preceding the first attestations in the Carpathian-Dniestrian space: freelancers, migrant workers, political emigrants, political refugees, war prisoners, war refugees, wanderers, immigrants, private slaves, slaves of the state; as well as traditional crafts practiced by this community during the same period of time: nomadic blacksmiths, armourers, vagrant entertainmenters, horseshoes, goldsmiths.

  17. Representing "The Great Devouring:" Romani Characters in Young Adult Holocaust Literature

    Dean-Ruzicka, Rachel


    This article discusses the representation of Roma-Sinti ("gypsy") characters in young adult literature about the Holocaust. It analyzes three primary texts: Jerry Spinelli's "Milkweed" (2003), Erich Hackl's "Farewell Sidonia" (1991), and Alexander Ramati's "And the Violins Stopped Playing"…

  18. Libertà di coscienza e di religione. Ragioni e proposte per un intervento legislativo

    Roberto Zaccaria


    Full Text Available Brevi note introduttive al Seminario di studi organizzato dalla Fondazione Astrid [Roma, 6 aprile 2017, Sala Zuccari (9,30 – 13,15 in Via della Dogana Vecchia, 29, e Sala di rappresentanza del banco BPM (14,30 – 18,00, Palazzo Altieri, in Piazza del Gesù, 49].

  19. The relation of the colors of the optical afterglow of GRB030329/SN 2003dh to other afterglows

    Šimon, Vojtěch; Hudec, René; Pizzichini, G.


    Roč. 28, 04-05 (2005), s. 545-548 ISSN 0390-5551. [Gamma-Ray Burst in the Afterglow Era. Roma, 18.10.2004-22.10.2004] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA3003206 Keywords : gamma-ray sources * gamma-ray bursts * supernovae Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  20. Aernout van Buchel in Napels

    de Jong, Jan; Kemper, J.A.R.


    Aernout van Buchel a Napoli Il 18 ottobre 1587, dopo un viaggio in Germania, il giovane studioso olandese Aernout van Buchel (Buchellio/Arnoldus Buchellius) da Utrecht arrivò in Italia. Il suo scopo fu visitare Roma ed esaminare, con i propri occhi, i monumenti e le iscrizioni dell’Antichità. Fin da

  1. Successes and failures of inclusive education of youth from migrant backgrounds: The Turkish second generation in Europe

    Crul, M.R.J.; Schnell, Ph.; Schiff, C.; Szalai, J.


    This book compares the educational experiences of adolescents from a variety of 'visible' ethnic minority groups such as Roma in Central Europe, post-colonial minorities in France and England, Turks and Arabs in Germany, and recent immigrants in Scandinavia. Focusing on underprivileged urban

  2. The Aspiration and Access to Higher Education of Teenage Refugees in the UK

    Stevenson, Jacqueline; Willott, John


    Refugee young people are an educationally diverse group. However, unlike groups such as Gypsy/Roma and Travellers, in the UK they do not attract targeted educational funding. In addition, neither the UK integration or refugee educational strategies nor the Higher Education Funding Council for England's strategic plan refer to higher education as a…

  3. Spazio ASI, INFN e Nobel Ting a caccia di antimateria



    "Una apparecchiatura per la ricerca dell' antimateria che nell'autunno del 2005 sara' installata sulla Stazione Spaziale e' al centro di un accordo di collaborazione tra l'Agenzia Spaziale Italiana e il Nobel Samuel Ting, del Mit e del Cern di Ginevra, firmato oggi a Roma (1 page).

  4. The relational model is dead, SQL is dead, and i don't feel so good myself

    Atzeni, Paolo; Jensen, Christian S .; Orsi, Giorgio


    on Conceptual Modeling. The panelists include: Paolo Atzeni (Università Roma Tre, Italy), Umeshwar Dayal (HP Labs, USA), Christian S. Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark), and Sudha Ram (University of Arizona, USA). Quotations from movies are used as a playful though effective way to convey the dramatic changes...

  5. 76 FR 80405 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-PXI Systems...


    ...; SignalCore Inc., Austin, TX; Modular Methods, LLC, Steamboat Springs, CO; and SELEX Galileo S.p.A., Roma... notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal... notification was filed with the Department on September 6, 2001. A notice was published in the Federal Register...

  6. Una community emergente tra progettazione territorio e infrastrutture La prima conferenza Autodesk degli utenti italiani

    Redazione Redazione


    Full Text Available La prima edizione dell’Autodesk User Conference dedicata aiSistemi Informativi Territoriali ed alla progettazione delle infrastrutture, tenutasi a Roma il 29 settembre 2005, diventerà l’appuntamento fisso sulla convergenza tra tecnologie CAD e GISche molti reclamavano da tempo.

  7. Romaphobia among adolescents : the role of perceived threat, nationalism, and acculturation expectations

    Ljujic, Vanja


    The purpose of the research presented in this thesis was to gain insight into social-psychological mechanisms that underlie negative attitudes towards the Roma, i.e. Romaphobia, among adolescents. Drawing from the threat theory (Stephan & Stephan, 1996, 2000), we found evidence that the perception

  8. Juvenile marriages, child-brides and infant mortality among Serbian gypsies

    Čvorović Jelena


    Full Text Available Gypsies/Roma make up the largest minority in Europe. Roma communities tend to be segregated and characterized by poverty, unemployment, poor education, and poor quality housing. So far, the European strategy for Gypsy/Roma integration proved insufficient because it fails to account to the normative nature of the isolationist and ethnocentric nature of certain elements of Gypsy culture, as well as the deep and mutual distrust between Gypsies and non-Gypsies within European countries. In Serbia, the Gypsy population tends to suffer disproportionately from higher rates of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, and disease. At the same time, the Serbian Gypsy women average an infant mortality rate between 10-20%. For most of these girls/women, endogamous, arranged marriages are negotiated at an early age, usually without their consent. Among these women, a certain level of infant mortality is “expected”, following an underinvestment in some children manifested in their care, feeding, and the response to their illnesses. These juvenile arranged marriages, subsequent reproduction and child mortality are culturally self-sufficient and hence pose a challenge for international human rights: while many Gypsy girls/women are being denied the right to choose whom and when to marry, the Gypsy community itself openly accepts juvenile arranged marriage as a preservation strategy and means of cultural, economic, and societal maintenance and independence. Although efforts to improve education, health, living conditions, encourage employment and development opportunities for Gypsies/Roma are essential, these objectives cannot be attained without directing the changes needed within Gypsy/Roma culture itself. The initial point for change must come from an increased sense of responsibility among the Gypsies themselves.

  9. Antiziganismo: Strumenti interpretativi e fenomenologia contemporanea

    Sabrina Tosi Cambini


    Full Text Available The article is divided into three parts. The first concerns the concept of Anti-Gypsyism; the second, the stereotypes and the research conducted by the author on the alleged kidnapping by Roma; concludes with a discussion about the link between Anti-Gypsyism, power and urban space. Anti-Gypsyism is a distinct type of racist ideology. It is, at the same time, similar, different, and intertwined with many other types of racism. Anti- Gypsyism is used to justify and perpetrate the exclusion and supposed inferiority of Roma and is based on historical persecution and negative stereotypes (see also V. Nicolae 2006. According to Herzfeld (1997 stereotypes can be used for trade or in situations of conflict in which questions of identity are played out. Individuals and social groups appropriate these collective imaginations and use them to reify their sense of collective self. The analysis of cases of alleged kidnapping clearly shows the “baby-stealing Gypsies” stereotype in action and exemplar in action and how it produces effects of reality. Drawing on an ethnographic study on the cases of alleged kidnapping of non-Romani children by Roma and Sinti adults in Italy, the research demonstrates how negative stereotyping which construct the Roma as dangerous nomadic people, foreigners from whom society must be protected, can affect their treatment by prosecutors, lawyers and judges in the Italian judicial system. The conflation of Romani identity with nomadic lifestyle features widely in Italian public discourse on the Roma and, as it has been validly pointed out in scholarly debate (Piasere 1991; Brunello 1996; Sigona 2002, has gone some way towards building differential treatment towards Romani groups in particular in relation to housing policies and the spread of ‘nomad camps’ (Sigona 2005.

  10. Impact of Infrastructure on Mortality in Marginalised and Segregated Communities in the Slovak Republic.

    Kováč, Viliam; Gavurová, Beáta


    Poverty and social exclusion is measured through different criteria and one of them is the health sector. The relationship between Roma population and the health sector is on the edge of researchers' interest in the Slovak Republic. The purpose of this paper is a quantification of the regional disparities in the development of mortality which is causally linked with selected infrastructural determinants - namely access to water and sewerage. These determinants differently participate in the structure of mortality in marginalised and segregated communities and they deepen regional disparities in health. It is a spatial analysis of the districts of the Slovak Republic. The data from the Atlas of Roma communities in Slovakia 2013 is applied. Through the multiple linear regression model the relationship between mortality of the Roma population and water and sewerage availability in the Roma settlements is examined. Similarity between the districts is measured by the Euclidean metric system. The most appropriate district for representing the Slovak Republic average is the Dunajská Streda district in a field of arithmetic mean and the Veľký Krtíš district in a field of median value. The outermost district is represented by the Košice-okolie district, conversely, the Trnava district is the closest to the rest of the Slovak Republic. The highest statistically significant impacts on mortality are explored in public water supply extension plan and public sewerage supply extension plan. It seems that water play a greater role in determining health of Roma population. The highest number of inhabitants with supplied public water and public sewerage is kept by the Kežmarok district, the Košice district, and the Spišská Nová Ves district. Our results can be beneficial for health decision making, since in the Strategic Framework for Health of the Slovak Republic metrics for measuring and evaluating health aspects in Roma communities absent and that prevents them to be

  11. [Hereditary motor and sensory Lom-neuropathy--first Hungarian case report].

    Szabó, Antal; Siska, Eva; Molnár, Mária Judit


    Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy-Lom is an autosomal recessive disorder of the peripheral nervous system, which occurs only in the european Roma population. The symptoms start in the first decade with slowly progressive gait disturbance, weakness and wasting of distal upper extremity muscles, joint deformities and hearing loss develop later in the second and third decades. This disorder is caused by a homozygous missense mutation of the NDRG1 gene, located in the 8q24 region. The Schwann cell dysfunction is most probably caused by altered lipid metabolism as a consequence of the NDRG1 mutation. Molecular genetic testing can be a first diagnostic step among roma individuals showing a Lom neuropathy phenotype, making evaluation of such patients and also genetic counselling faster and easier. Screening for hereditary neuromuscular disorders in this genetically isolated community may become an important public health issue in the near future.

  12. HSMNR belongs to the most frequent types of hereditary neuropathy in the Czech Republic and is twice more frequent than HMSNL.

    Šafka Brožková, D; Haberlová, J; Mazanec, R; Laštůvková, J; Seeman, P


    Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type Russe (HMSNR), also called CMT4G, is an autosomal recessive inherited peripheral neuropathy (IPN) caused by a founder mutation in the HK1 gene. HMSNR affects only patients with Roma origin, similar to the better known HMSN type Lom clarified earlier. By testing IPN patients with Roma origin, we realized that HMSNR affects surprisingly many patients in the Czech Republic. HMSNR is one of the most frequent types of IPN in this country and appears to be twice more frequent than HMSNL. Pronounced lower limb atrophies and severe deformities often lead to walking inability in even young patients, but hands are usually only mildly affected even after many years of disease duration. The group of 20 patients with HMSNR presented here is the first report about the prevalence of HMSNR from central Europe. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


    Vera Klopčič


    Full Text Available The Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia mentions only Italian and Hungarian national minority and Roma community as holders of special collective minority rights. Special rights of the autochthonous Italian and Hungarian national minorities in Slovenia are defined in Article 64. Although data on the ethnic structure in Slovenia reflect more heterogeneous ethnic structure, members of other ethnic groups than Italian and Hungarian national communities and Roma community, at present, do not have the status of a national minority in the sense of collective holders of minority rights. In February 2018 the draft Act on the Implementation of Collective Cultural Rights of National Communities of the Nations of the Former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the Republic of Slovenia was prepared. The draft received a support within the National Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia for further consideration

  14. L’inclusione scolastica dei bambini Rom, Sinti e Caminanti: il “profilo inclusivo” per comprendere il clima di classe

    Diego Di Masi


    Full Text Available The paper presents the “inclusive classroom profile”, an operational proposal to observe and evaluate the relationship among peers in the classroom. The inclusive classroom profile has been designed and tested within the national project for the inclusion and integration of Roma children funded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and coordinated by the Florence-based Istituto degli Innocenti (2013-2016. The inclusive profile has been developed to assess the effects of cooperative methodologies on the inclusion of Roma children in school, using data collected with “sociometric questionnaires” and “classroom drawings”. The aim is to introduce research practices in school to overcome the "naive pedagogy" about group dynamics, using tools to analyze “hidden” variables and to share points of view among teachers. The inclusive profile has been used by teachers to monitor, evaluate and plan educational activities taking into account child’s perspective.

  15. Civic and Intercultural Education

    Oana Nestian Sandu


    Full Text Available Our societies are going through a process of continuous transformation. The challenges and opportunities of diversity and globalization can only be addressed if civic education and intercultural education are interrelated. More often than not, there is a lack of coherence between educational practices based on these approaches. Moreover, even if the principles and methods of civic and intercultural education are used for international as well as local development, very seldom their impact is measured through the means of scientific research. In this study, a methodology of civic and intercultural education was piloted, and its impact was measured regarding teachers’ and students’ attitudes toward Roma. We measured the acculturation orientations and stereotypes of teachers and students involved in a civic and intercultural program. The results show that there are changes in both teachers’ and students’ attitudes toward Roma.

  16. Anti-Romani Terrorism in Europe

    Mareš Miroslav


    Full Text Available This article analyzes terrorism against the Roma in Europe. It identifies acts of terrorism in violence that targets the largest stateless nation on the continent and categorizes this terrorism according to current research methods. Focusing on events in both Western and Eastern Europe, the article analyses and compares the most significant terrorist acts against the Roma of recent years. It concludes that anti-Romani terrorism is heterogeneous in terms of tactics, strategies, and ideological justification, yet can usually be subsumed into the broadly conceived category of far-right terrorism. The variety of attacks suggests that terrorist acts are an offshoot of the broad spectrum of anti-Romani activity, and are influenced by contemporary trends in inter-ethnic violence.

  17. Ustawodawstwo Unii Europejskiej wobec mniejszości narodowych i etnicznych - casus romski

    Wojciech Marcin Stankiewicz


    Full Text Available The legislation of the European Union towards national and ethnic minorities - the case of Roma The European Union is still in the stage of creating the system of protection of national and ethnic minorities. Attempts of the European Parliament to improve the situation in the European Union need research and reflection. Social integration is the most important plane guaranteeing European integration, which is the basis for the future functioning of the European Union. The European community, which will be characterized by a common identity, will not be made up of individual countries but nations retaining their own diversity. Despite many efforts of the European Union the situation of the Roma minority has not dramatically improved. The main reasons are insufficient actions by the European Union, corruption of officials, and lack of interest for the Roma community among the Member States. So far, the measures taken have not produced desired results, so it’s necessary to devote more attention to this issue. The European Union needs strong support from other EU institutions and civil society. The main problem that affects the Roma community is long and difficult road to integration and acceptance by the other citizens of the European Union. A common phenomenon is the reluctance to strangers who are victims of discrimination. Strongly rooted stereotypes, lack of tolerance for other cultures proves that even the best-designed programs, as well as initiatives from the European Union are not sufficient. First of all, there is a need for commitment and unforced intercultural education from both the Roma and the rest of society, which will lead to mutual respect for differences. The phenomenon of social exclusion of the Roma minority is often related to their lifestyle, habits and patterns different from the rest of the society. Help which is offered by the European Union and the Member States is generally perceived as an attempt to breach the culture


    Ana Cláudia Conceição da Silva


    Full Text Available Study aimed to characterize the studies on access and use of health services by the Roma population. A systematic review was performed by searching for articles from databases OvidSP/Medline, ProQuest, Web of Science and LILACS, between 2003 and 2013. Initially, 115 citations were selected: (51 Medline, (17 ProQuest, ( 47 Web of Science, (0 Lilacs. After thorough reading, 10 articles were selected which were related to access and health of Roma population. Many studies seemed to meet inclusion criteria by reading the title and abstract, but after thorough reading they did not meet the requirements. All are in English idiom. Most of the UK in the period of 2012-1013, quantitative studies. They presented varied methods, without methodological rigor and detail, with unrepresentative samples and little comparability findings.


    Nenad GLUMBIKJ


    Full Text Available Semantic verbal fluency test is reliable instrument for detection of various kinds of neuropsychological deficits. Participants’ attainments in this test are influenced by array of socio-cultural factors. The occurrence of “twofold semilingualism” belongs to these cultural factors.The objective of this research is to determine differences between monolingual and bilingual children with mild mental retardation in semantic verbal fluency test.The sample consisted of 90 participants with mild mental retardation, of both sexes, aged from 12 to 15. The whole sample was divided into three subsets: 30 monolingual children (M1, who speak only Serbian, 30 monolingual Roma children who do not speak Romany (M2 and 30 bilingual Roma children who speak both, Romany and Serbian language (B.It was found that both groups of monolingual children have better performances in semantic fluency tasks than bilingual children.

  20. O encontro com o outro - as interculturalidades possíveis entre escola e ciganos

    Ademir Divino Vaz


    Full Text Available The article highlights the presence of gypsies in the territories and cities of Ipameri Pires River, southeast of the state of Goiás, and examines the meanings that schools have these for Roma communities. Simultaneously, it also has the representation of teachers (schools that meet the Roma and the concerned communities. The study profiles to work together with the Cultural Human Geography. / O artigo em questão destaca a presença de territórios ciganos nas cidades de Ipameri e Pires do Rio, sudeste do estado de Goiás, e analisa os significados que a instituição escolar tem para os ciganos dessas comunidades. Simultaneamente, apresenta também as representações dos professores (das escolas que atendem às Comunidades Ciganas quanto às referidas Comunidades. O estudo perfila- se junto aos trabalhos da Geografia Humanista Cultural.