International Migration as Socioglobal Mobility.- A Preliminary Portrait of the Albanian Emigration.- Ethnography and the Discursive Scape.- Portrait of Lumturi F., High School Teacher, Domestic Cleaner, Kitchen Help, Maid.- Greece Is Better than Albania.- Portrait of Petraq Z., Research Scientist, Plumber's Aide, Maker of Icon Frames, Champion of Capitalism.- Sufferings of the Soul.- Portrait of Fatmir R., High School Principal, Democrat, Janitor, Maintenance Technician, Contemporary Citizen.- The Economic Disadvantages of Emigration.- Portrait of Llambi S., Math Teacher, Member of~Albania's Party of Labor, Olive Plucker, Construction Helper, Lottery Peddler, Café Proprietor.- Why Emigrants Do Not Return to Albania.- Portrait of Drita H., Chemical Engineer, Domestic Cleaner, Moviegoer, Balletomane.- The World According to the Emigrants.- Portrait of Ilir, Known As Panajotis, Embassy Child, Ex-Politically Persecuted, Internment Farm Worker, Baker's Aide, Specialist of Floors, Would-be Rebuilder of the World Trade Center.- The Logic and the Experience of Emigration.- Portrait of Genci K., Student, Waiter.- Socioglobal Articulations and Imaginaries.
This book represents one of the first studies to look at the negative results of migration. Based on an ethnographic study focusing on Albanian migrants in Greece and Italy, the book discusses the reasons people leave their homeland for a "better life" - especially if that does not happen. It finds that imaginaries of the world as a social hierarchy might lie at the root of much of the contemporary international migration.
One of the first studies to look at the negative results of migration
An ethnographic study focusing on Albanian migrants in Greece and Italy
Discusses the reasons people leave their homeland for a "better life" - especially if that does not happen