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Chasing the past : geopolitics of memory on the margins of modern Greece

Chasing the past : geopolitics of memory on the margins of modern Greece

Author: Pierre Sintès; Jenny Money
Publisher: [Aix-en-Provence] : Provence University Press ; [Liverpool] : Liverpool University Press, 2019.
Series: Sociétés contemporaines.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Since 2008, Greece has been at the centre of European current affairs due to the financial and economic crisis. However, it should not be forgotten that before the current crisis the political upheavals of the early 1990s and the collapse of Marxist-inspired regimes had already radically transformed the face of the country. These transformations have been seen as a return of the Balkans' question, raising issues of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Sintès; Jenny Money
ISBN: 1786940892 9781786940896
OCLC Number: 988752042
Language Note: In English, translated from the original French version.
Description: x, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of tables --
List of figures --
Introduction. Shadows and light ; Memory - identity - space as a trinity for observation --
Chapter 1. Understanding Greece in the world. The geo-political upheavals of the 1990s ; A new intensity in international migrations and domestic mobility ; Migration Studies in the Balkans : A multiplicity of perspectives ; Towards new fields of research ; Locality as an indicator of globalisation --
Chapter 2. Conflictual memories and migration between Greece and Albania. Migration seen from above ; Discovering relational space ; (Re)discovering the link beyond otherness ; Migration, transnational relationships and minority issues in Greece ; A new survey deep within the margins ; Landscape and places : Relating the conflict or 'silencing the past'? ; A never-ending fragmentation? --
Chapter 3. The Jewish community of Rhodes : A revitalised fragment of the Greek mosaic. Historic fragments of Aegean Andalusia ; A community of memory ; Juderia rediscovered ; The Jewish past in action ; The grindings of memory ; Towards a successful heritage status : Tourism as an ally? ; Counter-memory and local feeling --
Chapter 4. Mobilities, heritage and the construction of border territories. Return to Thesprotia ; Reminiscences of 'home' ... elsewhere ; 'New rural communities' and changing lifestyles ; 'Good patrimonial practices' in Macedonia ; Nymfaio : Tourism as a sole perspective? ; Creating order, starting projects ; The border as a new locus for resources? ; Geopolitics and cross-border cooperation --
Chapter 5. Rescaling power in an era of globalisation. From roots to pastures new ; Losing the border and regaining memory(ies) ; From transformation in the ways of inhabiting place to the mobilisation of memory : Territorial impact ; Using locality to gain 'roots and wings' ; Effects of globalisation? ; Institutional back-up for an alternative recourse to the past ; 'Glocalised' processes? ; Scales of globalisation in the Balkans --
Conclusion --
Glossary of ethnonyms and other specific terms --
Bibliography --
Series Title: Sociétés contemporaines.
Other Titles: En présence du passé.
Responsibility: Pierre Sintès ; translator, Jenny Money (with the collaboration of Samantha Eddison and Caroline Stephens).


This book aims to provide an original perspective on the changes that Greece has undergone in recent decades, by examining questions related to border disputes and migration, minority issues and  Read more...


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