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Creating a Home Abroad: Home-making Practices Among Post-Soviet Immigrants in Athens
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The contemporary world is characterized by the increase in human mobility and the rise of opportunities to travel and migrate from one place to another. Being historically a country of emigration, in the last three decades, Greece became a destination place for people from the neighboring countries, including the post-Soviet migrants who moved there after the collapse of the USSR. While some of them came for a limited period of time, others were willing to settle down permanently, and create their new home there. The current paper aims to explore the question of home and its various meanings focusing on the everyday life of the male and female immigrants in Athens, who had been residing there between three and twenty years and came from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. This work shows that the concept of home and the practices of its making have multiple dimensions that are intertwined and that the difference in the feelings towards a ‘new home’ depends on the reasons behind migration to a new country.

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2018. , p. 83
Keywords [en]
home, home-making practices, home abroad, post-Soviet immigrants, Athens
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-149435ISRN: LiU-ISV/EMS-A--18/10--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-149435DiVA, id: diva2:1229309
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Master's Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies
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2018-06-05, Norrköping, 11:15 (English)
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Available from: 2019-05-14 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2019-05-14Bibliographically approved

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