Migration and Gender: Changing Male Positions and Statuses at Conditions of Permanent Labour Migrations. The Case of the Albanians from Macedonia Cover Image
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Миграции и пол при албанците от Македония. Промени в позициите и статуса на мъжа в условията на перманентни трудови миграции
Migration and Gender: Changing Male Positions and Statuses at Conditions of Permanent Labour Migrations. The Case of the Albanians from Macedonia

Author(s): Ivaylo Markov
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: Albanians from Macedonia; labor migrations; household dynamics; gender relations;

Summary/Abstract: During the socialist period Albanians from Macedonia, then a federal republic within the frame of the Yugoslavian federation, get the opportunity to go as workers in a number of West-European countries in accordance to the signed in late 1960s by the Yugoslav government official agreements for labor recruitment with Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France etc. Initially (first two decades) migrants were solely men and migration was temporary. These trips did not differ so much from the traditional gurbet patterns. The women’s share in the host places has increased since the mid 1980s due to various factors and reasons. Notwithstanding, the taboo woman to go and work alone abroad is still in force. On the other side, nowadays there are many women who were born and grown abroad. The article seeks to examine the changes in social structure and in relations within the Albanian household and to describe some aspects of varying and dynamically changing male positions and statuses among Albanians at condition of intensive and ongoing migration.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 142-151
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian