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The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Dimitris Dalakoglou


This book is an ethnographic and historical study of the main Albanian-Greek cross-border highway. It is not merely an ethnography on the road but an anthropology of the road. Complex sociopolitical phenomena such as EU border security, nationalist politics, transnational kinship, social–class divisions, or post–cold war capitalism, political transition, and financial crises in Europe—and more precisely in the Balkans—can be seen as phenomena that are paved in and on the cross-border highway. The highway studied is part of an explicit cultural–material nexus that includes elements such as hous ... More

Keywords: Infrastructures, Critical Studies, Balkans, Urban Development, House, Migration, Mobility, Borders, Greece, Albania

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526109330
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dimitris Dalakoglou, author
Vrije University Amsterdam