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Heirs of the Greek Catastrophe


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List of Plates List of Illustrations List of Tables Foreword Preface to the Paperback Edition Preface Acknowledgements Glossary Chapter 1. Refugees for Fifty Years Chapter 2. The Ottoman Past in the Refugee Present Chapter 3. Identity and Hardship: The Urban Refugee Experience Chapter 4. Yerania: Place and Space Chapter 5. Earning a Living Chapter 6. The House, the Dowry, and Marriage: Continuity and Adaptation Chapter 7. The House: Symbolic and Social Worlds Chapter 8. Neighbourhood Life: Integration and Ambiguity Chapter 9. Religious Life and Death in Yerania Chapter 10. The Triumph of Life Appendices Appendix I: Conflict in Close Quarters: The Legal Tangle Appendix II: Results of Household Survey in Yerania, 1972 Appendix III: Categories of Occupation in Yerania, 1972 Notes References Index

About the Author

Renee Hirschon was educated at the universities of Cape Town, Chicago and Oxford. Intensive fieldwork among the Asia Minor refugees settled in Piraeus resulted in the monograph "Heirs of the Greek Catastrophe". She has been Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of the Aegean. She is currently Research Associate of the Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, Senior Research Fellow and College Lecturer, St Peter's College, University of Oxford and Senior Member at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.


"... elegantly written and intellectually coherent ... a marvellous study." * Anthropological Quarterly "By stimulating new debates on important theoretical issues, the book makes essential reading for anyone with an interest in Mediterranean Europe." * JASO "This well-crafted volume provides ... indispensable reading for students of ethnicity in general,and modern Greek society in particular." * International Migration Review "... a welcome innovation: it opens up the field of urban anthropology, while at the same time it remains within the best tradition of anthropology monographs." * Modern Greek Studies Yearbook

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