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  • Little Money Street In Search of Gypsies and Their Music in the South of France
  • Fernanda Eberstadt
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  • 04 February 2018
  • 9780307487575

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CHARACTERS ↠ Little Money Street In Search of Gypsies and Their Music in the South of France In 1998 Fernanda Eberstadt her husband and their two small children moved from New York to an area outside Perpignan France a city with one of the largest Gypsy populations in Western Europe Here she found a jealously guarded cu This is not really a book about Gitan music but about the life and customs of the Gypsies settled in downtown Perpignan as told by an American with a lifelong attraction to this culture The style is vivid and the author has not fallen into the trap of romanticizing the miserable life led by most sedentary Gypsies trapped in their closed societyBut the book overall left me with an uneasy feeling First there are some gross exaggerations about my country France verging on caricature as when French banlieues ethnic suburbs are described as neighborhoods where drive by shootings are a common occurrence It reminded me of a lady I met when I was travelling on a Greyhound bus from New York to Philadelphia who had spotted me as the only white on the bus and had come to sit down next to me with relief She told me that to her French suburbs were like our American ghettoes back in the 50s and 60s In France it is a common belief that at least our suburbs are much peaceful than American ghettoes Stereotypes are on both sides and this book is not exempt from themSecond the uneasy feeling came from the author s ambivalence and muddled views She seems torn between a constant desire to appear sympathetic and open minded in a post modern attitude of extreme multicultural tolerance while keen to address the most uestionable aspects of Gypsy culture the humiliation and demeaning of women wife beating as something males pride themselves on young children who smoke stay up all night and are encouraged not to go to school to remain illiterate And yet for example teachers courageously trying to fight this treatment of children she interprets as a staggering assumption of French superiority The only time she mentions the Declaration of the Rights of Man framed on the wall is when she reflects on the gulf that separates this culture from mainstream France implying racism on the French side But it is a gulf repeatedly presented as desired by the Gypsies themselves And one would have thought that after her dire description of the handkerchief she could have appealed appropriately to the Declaration to denounce the obvious violation to human dignity Why be so timid about it After all the author herself admits that most Gypsy women are longing to escape from their straitjackets What if the problem with French people was not so much their racism which exists and must be fought but the feebleness of their will to assert Republican universalist values Let s give credit to the author for tackling such a difficult subject It remains a fascinating testimony to read Her Guilty Secret guarded cu This is not really a book about Gitan music but about the life and customs of the Gypsies settled in downtown Perpignan as told by an American with a lifelong attraction to this culture The style is vivid and the author has not fallen into the trap of romanticizing the miserable life led by most sedentary Gypsies trapped in their closed societyBut the book overall left me with an uneasy feeling First there are some High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments gross exaggerations about my country France verging on caricature as when French banlieues ethnic suburbs are described as neighborhoods where drive by shootings are a common occurrence It reminded me of a lady I met when I was travelling on a Greyhound bus from New York to Philadelphia who had spotted me as the only white on the bus and had come to sit down next to me with relief She told me that to her French suburbs were like our American Monophobia 1 ghettoes back in the 50s and 60s In France it is a common belief that at least our suburbs are much peaceful than American The Passionate Lover ghettoes Stereotypes are on both sides and this book is not exempt from themSecond the uneasy feeling came from the author s ambivalence and muddled views She seems torn between a constant desire to appear sympathetic and open minded in a post modern attitude of extreme multicultural tolerance while keen to address the most uestionable aspects of Gypsy culture the humiliation and demeaning of women wife beating as something males pride themselves on young children who smoke stay up all night and are encouraged not to Nouns Verbs go to school to remain illiterate And yet for example teachers courageously trying to fight this treatment of children she interprets as a staggering assumption of French superiority The only time she mentions the Declaration of the Rights of Man framed on the wall is when she reflects on the Thicker Than Water The Grayson Trilogy #3 gulf that separates this culture from mainstream France implying racism on the French side But it is a Colton Cowboy Standoff Coltons of Roaring Springs #1 gulf repeatedly presented as desired by the Gypsies themselves And one would have thought that after her dire description of the handkerchief she could have appealed appropriately to the Declaration to denounce the obvious violation to human dignity Why be so timid about it After all the author herself admits that most Gypsy women are longing to escape from their straitjackets What if the problem with French people was not so much their racism which exists and must be fought but the feebleness of their will to assert Republican universalist values Let s Someday Jennifer give credit to the author for tackling such a difficult subject It remains a fascinating testimony to read

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CHARACTERS ↠ Little Money Street In Search of Gypsies and Their Music in the South of France Lture a society made in part of lawlessness and defiance of non Gypsy norms; and she met MoIse Espinas the lead singer of the Gypsy band Tekameli As her relationship with the Espinas family developed over the years progressing f Four stars because although the writing is not great it is a difficult subject and the book is packed with revelatory narrative The author s ambiguity towards her subject is apparent and I think just about anyone from the mainstream western world would share her mixed feelings On the one hand the Gypsy culture is fascinating the people frustratingly endearing the music poignantly beautiful and I too would dearly wish to interact with them in an intimate and non judgmental way On the other hand theirs is a culture that degrades women and does everything in its power to keep the children mired in everything that is wrong about their way of life by allowing smoking at a very young age encouraging bratty behavior in boys avoiding education marrying them off at an age that is positively medieval thieving and milking the welfare system How can one NOT be critical Unfortunately Ms Eberstadt tries to balance her judgment of the negative aspects of Gypsy society by disparaging the attitudes of the French even when those attitudes are perfectly justified Coming back around to the subject in the subtitle she confirms with much anecdotal verification what we already knew or suspected that Gypsy music as an inseparable part of Gypsy culture The stumbling blocks she encounters in trying to nail down the music and the music makers serve to shed light on the Gypsy soul and how music is not merely something to listen to or dance to but is an intrinsic part of their heritage Tennessee Reunion Williamston Wildlife Rescue #3 great it is a difficult subject and the book is packed with revelatory narrative The author s ambiguity towards her subject is apparent and I think just about anyone from the mainstream western world would share her mixed feelings On the one hand the Gypsy culture is fascinating the people frustratingly endearing the music poignantly beautiful and I too would dearly wish to interact with them in an intimate and non judgmental way On the other hand theirs is a culture that degrades women and does everything in its power to keep the children mired in everything that is wrong about their way of life by allowing smoking at a very young age encouraging bratty behavior in boys avoiding education marrying them off at an age that is positively medieval thieving and milking the welfare system How can one NOT be critical Unfortunately Ms Eberstadt tries to balance her judgment of the negative aspects of Gypsy society by disparaging the attitudes of the French even when those attitudes are perfectly justified Coming back around to the subject in the subtitle she confirms with much anecdotal verification what we already knew or suspected that Gypsy music as an inseparable part of Gypsy culture The stumbling blocks she encounters in trying to nail down the music and the music makers serve to shed light on the Gypsy soul and how music is not merely something to listen to or dance to but is an intrinsic part of their heritage

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CHARACTERS ↠ Little Money Street In Search of Gypsies and Their Music in the South of France Rom mutual bafflement to a deep rooted friendship Eberstadt found herself a part of the captivating Gypsy life a life rich with tradition and culture but slowly being consumed by the modern world From the Trade Paperback edition This book is about the gypsy people living in Frace and their music It was interesting enough I ve always been curious about gypsys But I felt the author showed a lack of respect for the people she used as her subject matter It was also really annoying to read French passages in the book with no idea what they meant These passages really should have been translated It made the writing seem high brow and detached from the real world Let s face it not all of us are wealthy enough hop on over to France for a few years to write a novel about our hobbies Buried Mountain Secrets gypsy people living in Frace and their music It was interesting enough I ve always been curious about The Deranged Cousins or Whatever gypsys But I felt the author showed a lack of respect for the people she used as her subject matter It was also really annoying to read French passages in the book with no idea what they meant These passages really should have been translated It made the writing seem high brow and detached from the real world Let s face it not all of us are wealthy enough hop on over to France for a few years to write a novel about our hobbies


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