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Bulgarian Karakachans and the Greek Crisis in 2008

FATKOVÁ, G. Bulgarian Karakachans and the Greek Crisis in 2008. Istanbul, 2014.
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Bulgarian Karakachans and the Greek Crisis in 2008
Rok vydání: 2014
Autoři: Mgr. Gabriela Fatková ,
Abstrakt EN: The Bulgarian Karakachans (Sarakatsani in Greece) were shepherds until they were involuntarily settled during the collectivization process in the 1960’s. After the fall of communism they were able to obtain short term work visas to Greece enabling them to become economic elites in Bulgaria as remittances flowed and goods were consumed locally. The economic crisis in Greece decreased this seasonal migration and for the second time in 50 years the Karakachans lost their main source of subsistence. In my paper I will analyze subsistence and housing strategies of Bulgarian Karakachans within the last ten years and I will contextualize their actions in a frame of extended family, domestic unit or emergent ethnic group. Data from 6 years of fieldwork based on participant observation among the Bulgarian Karakachans will be analyzed.
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