Hidden minorities in Kosovo: "We feel like ghosts in our own communities"

Volcic, Zala and Erjavec, Karmen (2011) Hidden minorities in Kosovo: "We feel like ghosts in our own communities". Dve Domovini = Two Homelands, 33 2: 123-140.

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Author Volcic, Zala
Erjavec, Karmen
Title Hidden minorities in Kosovo: "We feel like ghosts in our own communities"
Journal name Dve Domovini = Two Homelands
ISSN 1581-1220
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 33
Issue 2
Start page 123
End page 140
Total pages 18
Place of publication Ljubljana, Slovenia
Publisher Zalozba Z R C
Language eng
Abstract This article presents analysis of the self-representation of the smaller (non-Serbian and non-Kosovo-Albanian) minorities in Kosovo. On the basis of in-depth interviews with representatives of different minorities living in Kosovo such as Roma, Ashkali, Egyptians, Bosniaks, Gorani, Croats and Turks, we reveal the ways in which they express their perceptions of living in the "new" Kosovo. The main contention of the article is that while these minority groups openly express that they are subject to discrimination and acknowledge how Kosovo Albanians and Serbs frame them as the "Other", they want to remain "hidden".
Keyword Hidden minorities
Former Yugoslavia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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