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Author Loizos, Peter, 1937-2012.

Title Iron in the soul : displacement, livelihood and health in Cyprus / Peter Loizos
Published New York : Berghahn Books, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 210 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Forced migration ; v. 23
Forced migration ; v. 23
Contents Crisis state and displaced citizens -- Ambivalent relations : moments in the unmixing of a village -- Exits south : improvisation vignettes -- Economic recovery : a retrospective view -- Crisis management by political consensus -- Revisiting former homes -- The referendum 2004 : too little, and too late? -- Hearts as well as minds : illness and wellbeing -- Coping with severe life events -- A sociology of Argaki displacement : the thirty year view -- In their own words -- Iron in the soul : on grievance and transcendence
Summary "In his account of how Greek Cypriot villagers coped with a thirty-year displacement, Peter Loizos follows a group of people who he encountered as prosperous farmers in 1968, yet found as disoriented refugees when revisiting in 1975. By providing a forty year in-depth perspective unusual in the social sciences, this study yields unconventional insights into the deeper meanings of displacement. It focuses on reconstruction of livelihoods, conservation of family, community, social capital, health (both physical and mental), religious and political perceptions. The author argues for a closer collaboration between anthropology and the life sciences, particularly medicine and social epidemiology, but suggests that qualitative life-history data have an important role to play in the understanding of how people cope with collective stress."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-197) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Migration, Internal -- Cyprus.
Mortality -- Cyprus.
Political refugees -- Cyprus.
Refugees -- psychology.
Health Status.
Population Dynamics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857450670
9781845454449 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781845454845 (paperback: alk. paper)