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Title:

An Albanian Wife and Macedonian “National Purity”

Subtitle:

Ethnologia Polona 36 2015 (2016)

Creator:

Bielenin-Lenczowska, Karolina

Contributor:

Sikora, Stefan - Tł.

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Date issued/created:

2016

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Subject and Keywords:

migration ; wedding ; mixed marriages ; anthropology ; Macedonia ; Albania ; ethnicity ; nationality

Abstract:

Poreče, a mountainous region in central Macedonia is largely depopulated. Rural-urban migration started during the times of industrialization in Yugoslavia and intensified after the collapse of the federation. Currently, one of the most visible groups of inhabitants consists of elderly single men. For a decade, characteristic phenomenon associated with the depopulation of Poreče is the importing of Albanian women to the village, who then marry the local bachelors. A the same time, inhabitants of Poreče claim that their region is clean, i.e. inhabited only by Macedonian Orthodox, although surrounded by Others – Albanians, Turks, Torbeši – who are mostly Muslims. The questions that this paper attempts to answer are what role is played by female representatives of what is considered to be a hostile nation in this issue of ethnic or national purity? And how are Albanian wives “tamed” and integrated into a society defining itself as mono-ethnic, mono-national and mono-confessional?

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Relation:

Ethnologia Polona

Volume:

36

Start page:

155

End page:

169

Resource type:

Text

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

0137-4079

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 366 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 367 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 368 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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