Psychic Charlatans, Roving Shoplifters, and Traveling Con Artists: Notes on a Fraudulent Identity

Oprea, Alexandra
May 2007
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2007, Vol. 22, p31
Academic Journal
The article looks at legal structures affecting the Romani identity and its dynamics with gender-based subordination involving Romani women psychics. Historical information on discrimination against Roma or Gypsies in the U.S. is presented. Contemporary laws in several states are analyzed for their discrimination against fortune telling. The author concludes that the unchecked racial profiling of fortunetellers results in the limitation of Romani women's opportunities.


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