The ‚Right to Return‘ and the meaning of ‚Home‘

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Eftihia Voutira

A post-Soviet Greek diaspora becoming European?

ISBN 978-3-643-90107-1
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2011
Seiten 384
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Reihe Balkan Border Crossings-

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How do people who were part of an extant socioeconomic and political
system adapt in another world order? This book ethnographically addresses
the two complementary processes of Pontic Greeks‘ ethnic displacement over
a century: diaspora and repatriation. Longitudinal data is employed to
argue that the concept of ‚repatriation‘ should be construed as ‚affinal‘,
in the sense of ‚return to each other‘, rather than ‚return to a place‘.
The book documents the impact of multiple persecutions under Stalinism on
the formation of a Soviet Greek collective identity. It explores the
meaning of ‚repatriation‘ and the emergence of a European identity as an
option. The acquisition of this novel identity becomes a privilege
entailing the right to move across and within the borders of

Eftihia Voutira holds a PhD in Philosophy from Harvard University and a
PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. She is
currently Professor in the Anthropology of Forced Migration at the
Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of
Macedonia, Thessaloniki-Greece.