[MGSA-L] Any Ethnographies on Immigration in Greece?

Saffo Papantonopoulou papas949 at newschool.edu
Sun Mar 10 09:01:54 PDT 2013

sorry I just noticed a typo in my original email...

It should have said "impact the ways Muslim immigrants are *racializied* in
Greece", ooops!

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Saffo Papantonopoulou <
papas949 at newschool.edu> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Pardon me. I am a lowly grad student who is somewhat new to the field of
> Modern Greek Studies. But I was wondering if anybody could recommend any
> texts— particularly ethnographies, since I am an anthropologist— on
> immigration in Greece.
> I'll also just put it out there, a few things I am interested in, and
> seeing how they connect to immigration:
> - historical memory (how does the historical memory of the Ottoman empire,
> population transfers, and conflict with Turkey, impact the way Muslim
> immigrants are radicalized in Greece? or does it?)
> - gender, sexuality (particularly queer and trans experiences of migration)
> - golden dawn and the rise of neofascism
> - the category of Greek Muslim (and questions of who is allowed to claim
> that), how different Muslim communities in Greece relate to or are pitted
> against each other (I recently saw a video where a right-wing British woman
> attempted to argue that Muslims in western Thrace are more "deserving" than
> African and Asian Muslim migrants in Athens, for ex)
> - also I am curious how climate change and climate migration (I don't know
> but there are millions and millions of climate refugees in the world, and
> that number will only increase, and as Greece is currently the most popular
> entry point into the EU, as more people are displaced by the effects of
> carbon emissions in the north Atlantic, more and more people will be
> arriving in Greece)
> I'm not necessarily just looking for texts that cover all of these things
> (I doubt there is anything or if there were then I'd probably have to find
> a different dissertation topic, lol!) but if anybody has any suggestions
> about directions to go, it would be much appreciated.
> I know the policy is not to flood the listserv with back-and-forth
> conversations so please feel free to just send me a direct email if you
> have any suggestions.
> Thank you very much!
> Best,
> ~Saffo Papantonopoulou
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