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Remitting, Restoring and Building Contemporary Albania

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  • Explores issues involved with regime changes in former socialist countries
  • Uses temporal and spatial frameworks to present key perspectives on contemporary Albania
  • Showcases scholarship from a wide swathe of disciplines from across Europe to the United States

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Table of contents (10 chapters)


About this book

The edited collection is a fresh contribution to the anthropological, sociological, and geographical explorations of time-space in Southeast Europe and Albania in particular. By delving into various levels of people’s daily lives, such as literature, relation to the environment, the urbanization process, art, photography, trauma and remembering, processes of modernity, the volume vividly portrays various realms that are lived and perceived. It largely builds on the premise that structural resemblances of the past continuously reappear in particular social and cultural moments and seek to restore and build the individual and collective lives in contemporary Albania.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Nataša Gregorič Bon

  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ohio University, Athens, USA

    Smoki Musaraj

About the editors

Nataša Gregorič Bon is a social anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). Since 2016, she has been an Assistant Professor at the Postgraduate School, ZRC SAZU. Her long-standing research in Albania revolves around spatial anthropology, (non)movements and (im)mobility, border dynamic, anthropology of water and environmental anthropology. She is the author of the Spaces of Discordance: Ethnhnography of Space and Place in Dhërmi/Drimades in Southern Albania (2008) and co-editor of the volume Moving Places: Relations, Return and Belonging (2016).

Smoki Musaraj is Associate Professor in Anthropology at Ohio University, USA. She is a cultural anthropologist with a specialization in economic and legal anthropology. Her research focuses on the anthropology of money and value; informal economies; speculative bubbles; anthropology of corruption; postsocialist transformations; and societies of South Europe and the Mediterranean. She is author of Tales from Albarado: Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania (2020) and co-editor of Money at the Margins: Global Perspectives on Technology, Inclusion, and Design (2018).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Remitting, Restoring and Building Contemporary Albania

  • Editors: Nataša Gregorič Bon, Smoki Musaraj

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-84090-7Published: 15 December 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-84093-8Published: 16 December 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-84091-4Published: 14 December 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 276

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Ethnography, European Culture

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