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Who has time for Ćejf? Postsocialist migration and slow coffee in neoliberal Chicago.
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PMID:  22145155     Owner:  HMD     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The official end to communism in Eastern Europe marked the onset of major migratory movements. Perhaps the most abrupt of these population shifts was the displacement of more than two million people in Yugoslavia's violent dissolution. Much of the existing literature on refugee migration has focused on victimization and citizenship claims. Alternatively, I draw on ethnographic research among Bosnian refugee-immigrants in Chicago to examine how a group of adult women migrants used one commodity - coffee - to manage and evaluate their displacements. The kind of slow-coffee drinking described here is informed by an ethics of consumption developed under Yugoslav socialism, nostalgias for pre-Yugoslav Islam and pre-Ottoman Bosnia, and exposure to U.S. neoliberalism. Placing consumption at the center of analysis reveals the structural constraints of the postconflict period and brings to light refugees’ active navigations of everyday life and society in their postsocialist present, lived out as refugees in the United States.
Authors:
Ana Croegaert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American anthropologist     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0002-7294     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Anthropol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1275273     Medline TA:  Am Anthropol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-77     Citation Subset:  Q    
Affiliation:
Loyola University, Chicago.
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