Disconnecting connections. Implementation of basic engineering networks in Roma settlement
KOBES, T. Disconnecting connections. Implementation of basic engineering networks in Roma settlement. Tallinn University, Estonia, 2014.
|Anglický název:||Disconnecting connections. Implementation of basic engineering networks in Roma settlement|
|Autoři:||PhDr. Tomáš Kobes Ph.D.|
|Abstrakt EN:||Drawing on my fieldwork the paper discuss effects of implementation of basic engineering networks in one of East Slovak Roma settlements. According to actual information, there are about 900 social excluded areas in Slovakia, usually described both the lay public and professionals as Roma settlements. In many cases these areas are illegal, with the lack of basic engineering networks, and basic civic amenities. On the other hand since late 90s in last century many of these areas are going through deep structural change, focusing mainly on the building basic infrastructure and new housing estates. This structural change organizes space and social relationships in local level by new and many cases unexpected ways. By focusing on infrastructural implementation (public water supply, public lighting, electricity network implementation) the paper examines this infrastructural change as a system of “disconnecting connections” where it is possible to identify a complex of heterogeneous practices and knowledge both among members of majority and on side of residents of Roma settlement which empowers existing local trap of social exclusion.|