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Title Remitting, restoring and building contemporary Albania / Natǎsa Gregorǐc Bon, Smoki Musaraj, editors
Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2021]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction: Remitting, Building, and Restoring Contemporary Albania -- Chapter 2. Temporalities of Concrete: Housing Imaginaries in Albania -- Chapter 3. Tirana Quixotic: Literature as Mediator of Imagination and Reality -- Chapter 4. The Winding Routes of Kucedra: Understanding the Water Futures in Contemporary Albania -- Chapter 5. Cosmic Languages, Babel, and Indo-European Quantum Physics: Emic Linguistics and Myths about Language in Albanian Neo-religiosity -- Chapter 6. "Othering" the Self: The Production of Difference Through Art in Postsocialist Albania -- Chapter 7. Photography and Regime Dhistoricite: Past, Present, and Future in Two Photographic Albums on Communist Albania -- Chapter 8. On the Road: Albanias Migratory Past, Present, and Future -- Chapter 9. Reimagining Sites of Memory: Conceptualization of Space, Memory, and History of State Violence of Communist Albania -- Chapter 10. Heterotopias of Displacement: The Production of Space in Postsocialist Albania -- Chapter 11. The Age of Understanding: Modernity and Modernization in the Twenty Centurys Albania -- Chapter 12. Epilogue
Summary The edited collection is a fresh contribution to the anthropological, sociological, and geographical explorations of time-space in Southeast Europe and Albania in particular. By delving into various levels of peoples daily lives, such as literature, relation to the environment, the urbanization process, art, photography, trauma and remembering, processes of modernity, the volume vividly portrays various realms that are lived and perceived. It largely builds on the premise that structural resemblances of the past continuously reappear in particular social and cultural moments and seek to restore and build the individual and collective lives in contemporary Albania. Natasa Gregoric Bon is a social anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). Since 2016, she has been an Assistant Professor at the Postgraduate School, ZRC SAZU. Her long-standing research in Albania revolves around spatial anthropology, (non)movements and (im)mobility, border dynamic, anthropology of water and environmental anthropology. She is the author of the Spaces of Discordance: Ethnhnography of Space and Place in Dhermi/Drimades in Southern Albania (2008) and co-editor of the volume Moving Places: Relations, Return and Belonging (2016). Smoki Musaraj is Associate Professor in Anthropology at Ohio University, USA. She is a cultural anthropologist with a specialization in economic and legal anthropology. Her research focuses on the anthropology of money and value; informal economies; speculative bubbles; anthropology of corruption; postsocialist transformations; and societies of South Europe and the Mediterranean. She is author of Tales from Albarado: Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania (2020) and co-editor of Money at the Margins: Global Perspectives on Technology, Inclusion, and Design (2018)
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed January 3, 2022)
Subject Popular culture -- Albania
Human geography -- Albania
Human geography
Manners and customs
Popular culture
SUBJECT Albania -- Civilization.
Albania -- Social life and customs
Subject Albania
Form Electronic book
Author Gregorǐc Bon, Natǎsa, editor
Musaraj, Smoki, editor.
ISBN 9783030840914