Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States Author: Hans Vermeulen, Martin Baldwin-Edwards, Riki van Boeschote Published by Springer International Publishing ISBN: 978-3-319-13718-6 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13719-3
Table of Contents:
The Balkan Gurbet: Traditional Patterns and New Trends
Refugees as Tools of Irredentist Policies in Interwar Bulgaria
Resettlement Waves, Historical Memory and Identity Construction: The Case of Thracian Refugees in Bulgaria
The Changing Waves of Migration from the Balkans to Turkey: A Historical Account
‘For us, Migration is Ordinary’: Post-1989 Labour Migration from Bulgaria to Turkey
Albanian Immigrants in the Greek City: Spatial ‘Invisibility’ and Identity Management as a Strategy of Adaptation
Albanian Seasonal Work Migration to Greece: A Case of Last Resort?
Transnational Mobility and the Renegotiation of Gender Identities: Albanian and Bulgarian Migrants in Greece
Labour Migration and other Forms of Mobility Between Bulgaria and Greece: The Evolution of a Cross-Border Migration System
Preface -- Note on transliteration -- 1. Introduction: Martin Baldwin-Edwards, Hans Vermeulen Riki and Van Boeschoten -- 2. The Balkan gurbet: Traditional patterns and new trends: Petko Hristov -- 3. Refugees as tools of irredentist policies: Raymond Detrez -- 4. Resettlement waves, historical memory and identity constructions: Nikolai Vukov -- 5. The changing waves of migration from the Balkans to Turkey: A historical account: Ahmet İçduygu and Deniz Sert -- 6. ‘For us, migration is ordinary’: Post-1989 labour migration from Bulgaria to Turkey: Ayse Parla -- 7. Albanian immigrants in the Greek city: spatial 'invisibility' and identity management as a strategy of adaptation: Ifigeneia Kokkali -- 8. Albanian seasonal work migration to Greece: a case of last resort?: Julie Vullnetari -- 9. Transnational mobility and the renegotiation of gender identities: Albanian and Bulgarian migrants in Greece: Riki Van Boeschoten -- 10. Labour migration and other forms of mobility between Bulgaria and Greece: The evolution of a cross-border migration system: Panos Hatziprokopiou and Eugenia Markova.
This volume collects ten essays that look at intra-regional migration in the Southern Balkans from the late Ottoman period to the present. It examines forced as well as voluntary migrations and places these movements within their historical context, including ethnic cleansing, population exchanges, and demographic engineering in the service of nation-building as well as more recent labor migration due to globalization. Inside, readers will find the work of international experts that cuts across national and disciplinary lines. This cross-cultural, comparative approach fully captures the complexity of this highly fractured, yet interconnected, region. Coverage explores the role of population exchanges in the process of nation-building and irredentist policies in interwar Bulgaria, the story of Thracian refugees and their organizations in Bulgaria, the changing waves of migration from the Balkans to Turkey, Albanian immigrants in Greece, and the diminished importance of ethnic migration after the 1990s. In addition, the collection looks at such under-researched aspects of migration as memory, gender, and religion. The field of migration studies in the Southern Balkans is still fragmented along national and disciplinary lines. Moreover, the study of forced and voluntary migrations is often separate with few interconnections. The essays collected in this book bring these different traditions together. This complete portrait will help readers gain deep insight and better understanding into the diverse migration flows and intercultural exchanges that have occurred in the Southern Balkans in the last two centuries.