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Title: Memory and identity in Epirus : ethno-cultural affiliations and relationships under reconstruction on the Greek / Albanian border
Author: Nikolaou, Anna
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2013
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This study explores collective memory in the borderlands of Epirus. The aim is to examine ethno-cultural affiliations beyond national borders. The area under study is K6nitsa, northwest Greece that borders on Albania. The people retain a collective memory of cross-border communication before and after the borders were drawn. The political turmoil of the 1940s, however, interrupted ethnic relations between the inhabitants of Epirus and the inhabitants of south Albania. Particularly the civil war devastated the area and when Albania sealed her borders with Greece, all forms of communication between the residents of the two regions the border delimits were interrupted. With the fall of communism, borders were reo-opened and Albanian migrants started coming to Greece seeking employment. In that context, my study examines how ethnic relations are in a process of reconstruction after nearly fifty years of isolation.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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