“RESEN IS THE BIGGEST VILLAGE”. Towards a Community Study

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Jonathan Matthew Schwartz

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It was a young Turkish man from Resen who described at a Bayram party his hometown as “the biggest village”. I have known Engin since he was two years old. He is eighteen now and has completed his training as a laboratory technician. He attended technical school in the large city, Bitola, instead of going to the secondary school in Resen, the Czar Samuil High School (formerly named the Marshall Tito High School). Engin thought it best to get an education which could lead directly to a good job, despite doubts that such jobs were available. The small public clinic in Resen, where he hoped to get a job, has a full staff of technicians, working in a small and poorly equipped laboratory.

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