Eniko Vincze

Eniko Vincze
Babeş-Bolyai University | UBB · Department of European Studies

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Introduction
Enikő Vincze currently works at the Department of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her research interest focused on nationalism, racism, feminism and intersectionality, socio-spatial marginalization and exclusion, uneven development, urban development, housing, real estate development. Enikő is a political activist on housing justice, involved in to the local movement Căși sociale ACUM!/ Social housing NOW, and the national coalition Blocul pentru Locuire (Block for Housing).

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I am proposing to use the term EUfication to define the process of creating the EU as territory out of the geographical disparities (re)produced across the core and periphery of Europe. The article contends that EUfication is a manifestation of the phenomenon of spatial fix. In a first step, it describes the dynamics of territorial unevenness withi...
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In this conversation we reflect on the struggle for housing in the country and in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), on the Western economic and State power on the East, on grassroot organising and more.
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The article elaborates upon the production of Romania's semi-peripherality at the intersection of long-durée dependency, uneven development, Eastern enlargement, and imperial politics, while addressing the advancement of capitalism not as a purely economic endeavour, but as a process of political subjection. It discusses the particular status of Ro...
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Coordonată și editată de Oana Dorobanțu și Carmen Gheorghe, selecția reunește eseuri și cercetări de către autoare și autori roma și ne-roma, cu diverse formări profesionale, propunând perspective de analiză critică a rasismului de tip anti-roma, cu genealogii disciplinare din sociologie, antropologie, activism, feminism, studii culturale, istoria...
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Presentation of the emergence and evolutions of the housing justice movement in Cluj-Napoca, a city of contrasts from Romania. From struggle against ghettoization to a fight for public housing as a mean to assure housing as a universal human right.
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The Western Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca is among the few Central and East European non-capital cities in economic recovery following the dismantlement of actually existing socialism. Privatization-led housing politics and capital accumulation-driven real estate development, together with racialization and urban branding, (re)produce uneven develop...
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Considering that housing is at the core of spatial injustice and territorial unevenness, our article analyses injustice as a result of housing policies functioning at the crossroads of the local, national, and transnational level. It demonstrates that the externalization of state accountability in what regards housing, to some project-based interve...
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Housing politics and real estate development in Romania as semi-periphery country dependent on foreign capital after the privatization and bankruptcy of socialist economy. - Socialist urbanization and housing - World Bank, IMF, European Commission – conditions for Romania to access loans and the EU - Development of market economy through housing...
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"În această carte desenăm portretul teritoriului decupat spre analiză ca un mozaic țesut din diferite materiale colectate de noi în 2018: interviuri, fotografii, documente urbanistice și administrative, identificând și actorii principali ai acestei scene, precum și perspectivele lor diferite asupra aceluiași fenomen. Am marcat componentele spațiale...
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Housing deprivation faced by the impoverished Roma, viewed in the context of tha larger hosuing crises - case of Romania
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When it comes to identifying the causes of housing crises, the international organizations acknowledging it continue to be in a state of denial. They do not admit that privatization, super-commodification, and financialization of housing, in parallel with the decrease of people’s purchasing power are the systemic mechanisms that (re)produce housing...
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Presentation made for professors and students from KU Leuven and BBU Cluj-Napoca, within the program “Urban development and financialization of housing”, Cluj, 20.05.2019 - welcome to Cluj-Napoca, the city of contrasts - historical developments of the city of Cluj - new socialist districts of blocks of flats in Cluj-Napoca - real estate development...
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This book critically examines the making and persistence of impoverished areas at the margins of Romanian cities since the late 1980s. Through their historical outlook on political economy and social policy, combined with media and discourse analysis, the eight essays of Racialized Labour in Romania forge new and cutting-edge perspectives on how so...
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The book is based on an ethnographic journey through five cities from various regions of Romania and their deprived areas recorded in local narratives as no-go places of “Țigănie.” It builds its theoretical perspective at the intersection of theories of unequal development and dependency, de-proletarization debates, postcolonial and decolonial stud...
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E. Vincze describes types of spatial technologies of displacement and destitution: dislocation of needy families from the city centres by the authorities with or without providing alternative but deprived homes on the peripheries; disconnection of impoverished residential areas from basic infrastructure; underdevelopment of peri-urban zones where e...
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This book critically examines the making and persistence of impoverished areas at the margins of Romanian cities since the late 1980s. Through their historical outlook on political economy and social policy, combined with media and discourse analysis, the eight essays of Racialised Labour in Romania forge new and cutting-edge perspectives on how so...
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The privatization of housing (linked to the privatization of means of production), respectively the creation of a new private housing fund, have been crucial for the emergence of capitalist property regime and market economy in Romania. The state withdrew from its position as a developer (of housing stock, but not only), however it did not remain p...
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Based on findings from a comparative qualitative contextual inquiry carried out between 2012 and 2014, the article analyses the formation of two Roma settlements in the larger context of a small sized town in Romania. The article aims at understanding the constitution of these areas as reflected through people’s narratives, while also accounting fo...
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Based on findings from a comparative qualitative contextual inquiry carried out between 2012 and 2014, the article analyses the formation of two Roma settlements in the larger context of a small sized town in Romania. The article aims at understanding the constitution of these areas as reflected through people’s narratives, while also accounting fo...
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Empirically rooted in the findings of a research conducted between 2012- 2014 in localities of Romania under the umbrella of a larger contextual inquiry concerning faces and causes of marginalisation of the Roma, the approach of this article is informed by critical urban theory’s understanding of the political economy of space and development, and...
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Empirically rooted in the findings of a research conducted between 2012- 2014 in localities of Romania under the umbrella of a larger contextual inquiry concerning faces and causes of marginalisation of the Roma, the approach of this article is informed by critical urban theory’s understanding of the political economy of space and development, and...
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Abstract: This article addresses the topic of the current issue of the journal (processes of poverty and social exclusion) by (re)framing the working class position of dispossessed Roma through a case study conducted in Romanian localities. The situation of the Roma is due to the fact that they stand at an intersection: the product of a combination...
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Volumul se bazează pe raportul extins elaborat de echipa noastră de cercetare în limba engleză în iunie 2013 în cadrul cercetării contextuale „Fețele și cauzele marginalizării romilor în cadre locale: mijloace și metode de evaluare și colectare de date” (Vincze et all 2013a).1 La rândul său, acel document a urmărit logica raportării pe ansamblul in...
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Enikő Vincze The "Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization in Local Communities" inquiry explored the economic, political, demographic, and social forces at municipal and community level which shape practices and consequences of social exclusion and potential pathways to inclusion. Phase 2 of this research focused on a representative sample of muni...
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This chapter addresses the desires to belong of urban Roma youth in Romania. We examine how these desires are shaped by ethnic identification and, concurrently, how ethnic ‘otherness’ is constructed by ambivalent desires for integration and separation. On a larger scale, the study observes that, under the conditions of post-socialist transformation...
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This article is built on the final Romanian long report about the contextual inquiry “Faces and Causes of the Roma Marginalization in Local Settings” (2013)12 with the aim to illustrate with further cases the phenomenon of the spatialization of Roma exclusion, the very topic of the SPAREX research which this issue of Studia UBB Sociologia is dedica...
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This article addresses the spatialization and racialization of social exclusion in the post-socialist Romania incorporated into the neoliberal global regime of the 2000s, by analyzing the social and cultural formation of Pata-Rât from the city of Cluj as a case of advanced marginality (Wacquant, 2008) alongside with references to other instances of...
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The article describes urban marginality in Cluj (Romania) as it has developed in recent years and has transformed the town's landfill into an inhabited area that hosts today approximately 1500 persons. The author observes that Anti-Gypsy racism becomes an important building block of neoliberalization as it "justifies" evictions and residential segr...
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To address the topic of Romani feminism, we—Nicoleta Biţu and Enikő Vincze—chose to talk about how our parallel paths came together, converging on the belief that Roma communities need feminism as an essential emancipatory force.
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Patriarchy from above and from below in Romania This article investigates the ways in which the patriarchal gender regime is reproduced in the Romanian socialist and postsocialist context through the complicity between the state and its (female and male) citizens, but it also highlights the cracks within this fabric. Recognizing that women’s positi...
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The topic and its importance In this paper I am addressing the phe nomenon of social exclusion and the underlying mechanisms of (multiple) discrimination through the specific problem of reproductive control. When I am talking about exclusion I am thinking about those developments due to which at a certain moment and place some social categories are...
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The following bloc of writings proposed to the journal Studia Politica is strongly linked to the M.A. program on Gender and Equal Opportunities offered at Babeş-Bolyai University between 2003 and 2010. The students of the very last promotion of this program – while attending a course on "Action research and public anthropology" offered by Enikő Vin...

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The main objective of the project was to pinpoint the particularities of marginalizing the Roma communities in five Romanian regions. In the pilot areas selected in the study, we have conducted investigations, data collections and we elaborated indicators to pinpoint the specific segregations forms. In the final part of the study, we elaborated an atlas with themed and synthetic maps, with the purpose of benchmarking the spatial dimension of ethnical segregation.