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When Gypsy Occupations Disappeared 02/12/2011
Traditonal occupations of Gypsy peoples worldwide started to be disappeared with spreading of industry. The process still continue today. Gypsy peoples who lose their traditional occupations which they subsist on for thousands of years start to subsist on new jobs with low income and unpreferable by the other sections of the societies they live in.
Pavees of Ireland whose tradional occupation is tinsmithing subsist on scrap collecting and street-trading today. They also work in asphalt paving. Reizigers of Holland and Belgium whose traditional occupation is horseshoing and knife sharping are selling cheap textile productions and secondhand cars. Rudaris of Balkans whose traditional occupation is producing tools using wood subsist on agricultural working and carpet trade today. Roma Gypsies living in Turkey whose tradional occupations were basketmaking, blacksmithing, tinsmithing started to subsist on jobs with low income like flower selling, shoeshining, construction working, porterage.
Members of peoples belong to Gypsy Universal Nation are mostly obligated to subsist on jobs with low income and unpreferable by the others. However there are also some Gypsies who take a place in society as doctors, politicians, artists, bureaucrats or scientist by the help of luck and their determination against any kind of barrier. Overcoming of prejudices targeting Gypsies will let the other Gypsies to share same destiny with the luckier ones.
Source: Ali Mezarcıoğlu Çingenelerin Kitabı Cinius Yayınları (Ali Mezarcıoğlu The Book of Gypsies Cinius Publishing Company)
Photo: Kemal Elitaş