Article | European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults | Exploring misery discourses: problematized Roma in labour market projects

Title:
Exploring misery discourses: problematized Roma in labour market projects
Author:
Viktor Vesterberg: Linköping University, Sweden
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9071
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Year:
2016
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
25-40
No. of pages:
16
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2016-03-14


The aim of this article is to analyse learning practices in labour market projects cofinanced by the European Social Fund (ESF) targeting unemployed Roma in Sweden. The empirical material consists of 18 project descriptions from ESF projects, as well as national and European policy documents concerned with the inclusion of the Roma in contemporary Europe. The contemporary empirical material is analysed in relation to a government report from 1956 concerning the ‘Roma issue’ in Sweden. The analytical perspective of the study is governmentality, and the analysis focuses on different kinds of problematizations and the discursive positioning of the Roma subjects. One of the main findings is that unemployed Roma are situated in various discourses of misery and constructed as in need of reshaping their subjectivities in order to become educable as well as employable.

Keywords: Roma; learning; adult education; European Social Fund; ESF

Volume 7, Issue: 1, Article 3, 2016

Author:
Viktor Vesterberg
Title:
Exploring misery discourses: problematized Roma in labour market projects:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9071
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Volume 7, Issue: 1, Article 3, 2016

Author:
Viktor Vesterberg
Title:
Exploring misery discourses: problematized Roma in labour market projects:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9071
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