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Author Rapper, Gilles De
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Albania ♦ Greece ♦ border ♦ migration ♦ ethnicity ♦ Albanie ♦ Grèce ♦ frontière ♦ ethnicité ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Social Anthropology and ethnology
Abstract This paper looks at the way Albanian-speaking Orthodox Christians from Lunxhëri, in Southern Albania cross the border with Greece. Based on narratives and family histories collected in 2001 and 2002, it relates the specific position of this community in the border area (Albanian but not Muslim, Orthodox Christian but not Greek) to the representations and symbolic perceptions of the border. It shows how the current crossings of the border are related to the maintaining and crossing of the ethnic boundary between Greeks and Albanians, but also between Albanians and Vlachs, and between Muslims and Christians.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-01-01
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 1
Page Count 13
Starting Page 162
Ending Page 174