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Author Sintes, Pierre,
Title En presence du passe. English
Chasing the past : geopolitics of memory on the margins of modern Greece / Pierre Sintes ; translator, Jenny Money (with the collaboration of Samantha Eddison and Caroline Stephens).
Imprint [Aix-en-Provence] : Provence University Press ; [Liverpool] : Liverpool University Press, 2019.

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Author Sintes, Pierre,
Series Societes contemporaines
Societes contemporaines.
Subject Geopolitics -- Greece.
Geopolitics -- Balkan Peninsula.
Globalization -- Greece.
Globalization -- Balkan Peninsula.
Collective memory -- Greece.
Transborder ethnic groups -- Greece.
Transborder ethnic groups -- Balkan Peninsula.
Greece -- Emigration and immigration.
Financial crises -- Greece.
Greece -- Politics and government -- 1974-
Greece -- Economic conditions -- 1974-2009.
Greece -- Economic policy -- 1974-2009.
Alt Name Money, Jenny,
Description 1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations.
Note Translation of: En presence du passe : geopolitique de la memoire aux frontieres de la Grece.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 border disputes and migration, minorities and national inclusion. They have had far-reaching consequences on the relations between Greek society and its peripheries, and what some have deemed to be its destabilising diversity. In this context, the material presented in this book examines the strengthening of discourses of belonging which draw legitimacy from a glorification of the past and tradition. The fieldwork carried out over the past 15 years on the fringes of Greece has focused on groups who were stigmatised and distanced from standard definitions of Greekness. It provides an original perspective on the changes that the country has undergone in recent decades. The question of the nation-state's future is raised through close observation on the local scale, leading to a debate about the relationship between areal and reticular territory within the framework of globalisation. This book also aims to provide non-Francophone readers with access to research carried out on these issues in France, shifting the focus of Balkan Anglophone specialists for whom French publications remain a distant province.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 28, 2020).
Contents Introduction Shadows and light Memory -- identity -territory 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.
ISBN 9781786948496 electronic book
1786948494 electronic book
9781786944962 electronic book
1786944960 electronic book
OCLC # 1129219749
Additional Format Print version: Sintes, Pierre. Chasing the past. [Liverpool] Liverpool University Press, 2019 1786940892 (OCoLC)988752042

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