Sándor Romano Rácz

Sándor Romano Rácz

Sándor Romano Rácz (Ecseg, 1940) writer and sociologist, was born in County Nógrád in 1941, from the family of a Roma village musician. Between 1941 and 1950 his father was enrolled in the Army and then a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union, thus he received the decisive impulses of his education from his grandparents. He became a civil engineer, and in 1991 he embarked on a scholarly career and began to publish in the press. His major publications are a Roma-Hungarian dictionary and Grammar, and studies about the Roma minority and social cohesion. He gives classes at Eötvös Loránd University on the latter subject.


Inside and Outside Majority Culture Inside and Outside Majority Culture Does a Roma philosophy exist? Many would not hesitate to answer “no”. Others declare that such a philosophy probably does exist, and would want to know more about it, but find it impossible to get access to it. I often


We cannot begin to understand Roma culture without first knowing something of the history of Roma communities. Much of this history, however, is invisible, as much of Roma culture is a non-written culture. A leading historian once asked me why the Roma, unlike other European peoples, have little or no