ETHNO-REGIONAL IDENTITY: THE CASE OF PONTIAN GREEKS

Abstract

THE DISSERTATION EXAMINES THE CAUSES AND CONDITIONS OF THE FORMATION AND SUBSEQUENT EVOLUTION OF THE COLLECTIVE IDENTITY OF PONTIAN GREEKS IN GREECE FROM THE 1920S. IN THE 1920S MORE THAN 230,000 PONTIAN GREEKS TOOK REFUGE IN GREECE. THE COLLECTIVE IDENTITY OF THIS POPULATION IN GREECE COULD BE DEFINED BY THE TERM ETHNO-REGIONAL. THIS COLLECTIVE IDENTITY IS NOT A NATIONAL OR ETHNIC IDENTITY, BECAUSE THE GROUP IS PART OF A LARGER NATION, THE GREEK NATION, ANDIT IS NOT REGIONAL, BECAUSE THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF REFERENCE HAS BEEN LOST. THE GROUP MIGRATED EN MASSE FROM THEIR PLACE OF ORIGIN AND ARE NOT ABLE TO RETURN EN MASSE. THE METHODOLOGY USED INCLUDED 92 FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED IN 1989 WITH MEMBERS OF THE DIFFERENT GENERATIONS OF PONTIAN GREEKS. THE BIOGRAPHICAL APPROACH WAS USED IN THESE INTERVIEWS. OTHER APPROACHES WERE ALSO EMPLOYED, SUCH AS PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION DURING THE PERIOD 1986-1992, IN DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND ...
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DOI
10.12681/eadd/2548
Handle URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/2548
Alternative title
ΕΘΝΟΤΟΠΙΚΗ ΤΑΥΤΟΤΗΤΑ: Η ΠΕΡΙΠΤΩΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΝΤΟΥ
Author
ΒΕΡΓΕΤΗ, ΜΑΡΙΑ
Date
1993
Degree Grantor
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
Committee members
ΤΣΑΟΥΣΗΣ Δ.Γ.
ΚΑΣΙΜΑΤΗ Κ.
ΜΟΥΣΟΥΡΟΥ Λ.Μ.
ΚΑΡΠΟΖΗΛΟΣ Α.
ΓΚΕΦΟΥ-ΜΑΔΙΑΝΟΥ Δ.
ΞΑΝΘΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ-ΚΥΡΙΑΚΟΥ Α.
Discipline
Social Sciences
Social and Economic Geography
Keywords
Collective identity; ETHNO-REGIONAL IDENTITY; Pontian Greeks
Country
Greece
Language
Greek