POST-SOCIALIST REGIMES OF MOBILITY

Karolina Bielenin-Lenczowska

Abstract


This paper, based on my ethnographic fieldwork in Macedonia and Italy (2008-
2014),, aims at showing two patterns of mobility observed after the collapse of Yugoslavia.
They are both connected to contemporary political and economic situation in post-
Yugoslav Macedonia, as well as refer to the situation back in Yugoslavia. The first one is
labour migration of Macedonian-speaking Muslims from the western part of the country
to northern Italy. The second kind of mobility is immigration of Catholic women from
northern Albania to central Macedonia, in order to get married. In the context of these two
kinds of mobility I will contemplate the concepts of regimes of mobility and post-socialism.
I argue that in order to understand various movement of people, we cannot separate
international from internal as well as spatial from social mobility.


Keywords


mobility, migration,

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