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8 Reddit comments about Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey:

u/lipglossandabackpack · 6 pointsr/solotravel

I became very interested in the Roma people when I lived in Italy. One of the best books I read was Bury Me Standing, which reviews say has a "pro-Gypsy bias" or is, at worst, "fair". Certainly it isn't anti-Roma. And if you read it, you'll come to understand the Roma's (fascinating, frustrating) socially and culturally ingrained attitudes about working for a living. Saying that pickpockets in Europe are often Roma is about as racist as saying anti-abortion protesters are often evangelical Christians.

u/SpontaneousSoup · 2 pointsr/AskAnthropology

Incredible ethnography on the Roma, a very detailed and in depth exploration of their origins etc. highly recommend! Much of what this answer contains is deeeplyy explored in Fonseca's book.

u/Tiako · 2 pointsr/AskHistorians

Bury Me Standing

I have never read this book, but I've heard good things about it. I have no idea how into the history it gets, and my understanding is that it is more an ethnography/sociological study. I assume it does deal with the history, however.

Looking at your tag, I'm reminded that Romani music is pretty great. Are you writing about it?

u/Sirwootalot · 2 pointsr/worldnews

As badly as I want to beat you over the head with its hardcover edition as a knee-jerk reaction, instead i'm going to take a few deep breaths and implore you to read Bury Me Standing. It's pretty common in most bigger libraries.

u/messajes · 2 pointsr/MapPorn

[Bury Me Standing] ( is a very good book about the Roma people.

u/tuna_safe_dolphin · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I'm not saying that they deserve to be mistreated but I read this book and while it tries to defend the Gypsies and their culture, it really makes them sound like a bunch of dirtbags.

u/tbickle76 · 1 pointr/history

Bury Me Standing Amazon link is an excellent read about Gypsies, their origins, and their difficulties in Europe. There's a large section on the Porajmos as well.

u/dhatura · 1 pointr/india

Check out the book : Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey. Excellent.