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Migrations albanaises en Grèce : stratégies migratoires et modes d'adaptation.
Le cas de Thessalonique

Abstract : Albanian migration in Greece, initiated by the fall of the communist regime in Albania, could be qualified as unique not only for its intensity and for the large numbers of persons it involves, but also for some particularities of the Albanian immigrants in Greece: they adopt some practices and attitudes rather surprising or, at least, somewhat “unusual”. Those practices concern, on one hand, a concealment of their Albanian identity, via the name and/or religion changing; on the other hand, they imply Albanians' spatial “invisibility” as a group, mainly expressed by their households' broad diffusion into the urban territory of Thessaloniki (the second largest metropolis after the Greek capital, and also our field of study), and the absence of an ethicised district within the same city. The purpose of this thesis is the exploration of those phenomena, the conditions under which they were generated, as well as their consequences. As far as we are concerned, we propose that those phenomena are the various components of the same coping strategy of Albanian immigrants in Greece. To what extent is this strategy related to the Albanians' cultural orientations? What is the role played by the socio-political structure of the immigration country in the generation of such strategies? Such a dilemma, does it really exist? In this work, we strive to demonstrate that the strategies in question are the result of a multiplicity of factors related both to the new immigrants' culture, their pre-migration history and their relations with their compatriots in the country of immigration, and also to the general social climate and the migration policies in Greece.
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Kokkali Ifigeneia. Migrations albanaises en Grèce : stratégies migratoires et modes d'adaptation.
Le cas de Thessalonique. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint Denis, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00385301⟩



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