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Volume 19

Ethnologia Balkanica
Journal for Southeast European Anthropology
Zeitschrift für die Anthropologie Südosteuropas
Journal d’ethnologie du sud-est européen

Volume 19/2016
Cultures of Crisis in Southeast Europe. Part 2: Crises Related to Natural Disasters, to Places and Spaces, and to Identities
Edited by Klaus Roth and Asker Kartarı
LIT-Verlag 2017, 368 p., ISSN 1111-0411, ISBN 978-3-643-90791-2

The history of the Balkan Peninsula of the last two centuries is marked by deep transformations and upheavals. The emergence and disappearance of states, ethnic conflicts and wars, changes of political systems, economic crises, migration movements and natural disasters are the more visible of such upheavals. Most of them have been experienced as deep crises that forced people to adapt to often radically new situations. All too often crisis management became a permanent way of life.

The papers focus on the cultures of crisis, on the reactions of societies or individuals to them: on their impact on everyday life, on peoples’ strategies of coping, on the processes of adaptation, and on peoples’ attitudes.

Klaus Roth is professor em. at the Institute for European Ethnology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

Asker Kartarı is professor of communication at the Communication Faculty of Kadir Has University, Istanbul.



Natural Disasters

Ștefan Dorondel, Bucharest
Environmental Disasters, Climate Change and other Big Problems of Our Times. A View from Southeast Europe

Olivier Givre, Lyon
Fever at the Border. About the 2011’s FMD (Foot and Mouth Disease) Outbreak in Strandža (Bulgaria/Turkey)

Miglena Ivanova, Sofia
The Dark Legacy of the South. Traumatic Memory, Silence and Recollection of the 1946–47 Famine Among the Gagauzs and Bulgarians from Bessarabia

Ana Popović, Perast
Daily Life of a Displaced Museum. Activities of the Museum of Perast Following the 1979 Earthquake in Montenegro

Margarita Kuzova, Sofia
Visual Images of Natural Cataclysms in Bulgarian and German 19th and 20th Century Collections of Postcards (Photographs, Cartoons, Press Illustrations)

Spaces and Places

Nevena Dimova, Sofia
Land, Labour and Rural Downshifting in Post-Socialist Bulgaria

Nebi Bardhoshi, Tirana
Life in Liminality. Ethnography of Dispute Settlements on Land in a Post-Totalitarian Situation

Konstantina Bada, Ioannina
Cultural Actions and Reactions of the Localities. The Case of the Mountain Villages of Tzoumerka in Greece of Crisis

Ana Luleva, Sofia
Contested World Heritage: The Ancient City of Nessebar. An Ethnographic Study of the Conflict

Piotr Majewski, Warsaw
Project “Skopje 2014” – “À la recherche du temps perdu”

Crises of Identity

Raluca Mateoc, Fribourg
Conversion, Work and Family Relations. Self-identifications Within Some Romanian Rural Roma Groups

Şengül İnce, Burcu Şimşek, Ankara
Gender Identity Crisis in the Urban Kitchen

Adriana Cupcea, Cluj Napoca
Memory and Identity Construction in Turkish and Tatar Communities in Dobruja (Romania) During the Communist Period

Dunja Brozović, Zadar
Changing Names: a Way to Cope with Identity Issues in Times of Crisis. The Ottoman Legacy in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina

Magdalena Sztandara, Cracow
A Women’s Performative Calendar as a Strategy for Dealing with “Absence”

Narrative Memories of Crisis

Dobrinka Parusheva, Plovdiv/Sofia
From Çorlu to the Syrian Desert and Back. A Young Armenian’s Experience Between 1914 and 1918

Nataša Mišković, Basel
A Lifetime of Crisis. The Story of a Dalmatian Peasant in the Mid 20th Century

Ioana-Ruxandra Fruntelată, Bucharest
Games of Memory. Personal Narratives of Romanian World War II Veterans

Elisa Satjukow, Leipzig
“These Days, when a Belgrader Asked: ‘How Are You Doing?’, the Answer Is: ‘I’m Waiting’”. Everyday Life During the 1999 NATO Bombing

Gabriela Fatková, Pilsen
Bulgarian Karakachans: Building a Narrative of Crisis

Addresses of Editors and Authors
Instructions to Authors


LIT-Verlag, Berlin