The Resource Albania today : a portrait of post-communist turbulence, Clarissa de Waal

Albania today : a portrait of post-communist turbulence, Clarissa de Waal

Label
Albania today : a portrait of post-communist turbulence
Title
Albania today
Title remainder
a portrait of post-communist turbulence
Statement of responsibility
Clarissa de Waal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Catapulted from totalitarianism to free market capitalism in 1991, Albania emerged from half a century of isolation to find itself an anomaly in Europe: a third world country economically and infra-structurally, first world in terms of education, literature and the arts." "This portrait of Albania's 'transition' is based on the experiences of a diverse range of families - highland villagers, urban elite, shanty dwellers - whose lives the anthropologist author has followed closely since 1992. Village life is conveyed in vivid detail. The villagers deal with the grinding poverty of village life with humour, charm and resilience. Rural life, despite concerted attempts by the communist regime to eradicate 'backwardness', is still pervaded by the archaic world of customary law, a system whose influence spans dispute settlement, forest rights, marriage arrangement and blood-feuds." "Clarissa de Waal's new book is a history of economic, political and social transition based on the author's anthropological research. As such the reader sees the fundamental changes taking place in Albania from the perspective of the participants. Entertaining as well as informative, Albania Today will engage not just those interested in Albania and south-east Europe, but equally anyone with an interest in the impact on individuals and families of the economic and political transition." --Book Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CUZ
Dewey number
949.6504
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DR978
LC item number
.D42 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Albania today : a portrait of post-communist turbulence, Clarissa de Waal
Publication
Note
Published in association the Centre for Albanian Studies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-262) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First impressions: Dropull -- Tirana, 1992 -- Looking for a fieldwork base -- Mirdita and its history -- The Kanun in the 1990s -- On the ground in Mirdita:Fan -- Orosh -- Developments -- Village life -- Rrëshen 1 -- Rrëshen 2 -- Descent to the plain
Control code
ocn320323148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435615779
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24217724
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320323148
  • acaebk1435615778
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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