Čapo Žmegač, Jasna; Voß, Christian; Roth, Klaus (eds.): Co-Ethnic
Migrations Compared. Central and Eastern European Contexts.
München - Berlin, Verlag Otto Sagner, 2010. ISBN 978-3-86688-126-6.
Geb., 293 S., 32,00 Euro
This book deals with the displacement of the populations that have so
far been studied mainly under the headings of "(co-)ethnic migration"
and "ethnically privileged migration". As the main adjective found in
these syntagmata indicates, these are migrations in which ethnicity
figures as a prominent factor, both at the point of origin and at the
point of the migrants' destination. These migrations have been
engendered by the reconfiguration of the political landscape after
major European 20th-century wars and/or the more or less peaceful
demise of the communist regime in Europe at the end of the last
century. The recent most prominent examples of both of these processes
are the former Soviet Union and the former Socialist Federative
Republic of Yugoslavia. Methodologically and epistemologically, this
volume is an exercise in the comparative treatment of co-ethnic
migrations, in particular with regard to the question as to what
happened to these co-ethnic groups after their resettlement in their
putative ethnic homeland.