Book Launch

The Balkan Route - Hope, Migration and Europeanisation in Liminal Spaces

Author: Robert Rydzewksi, Adam Mickiewicz University

This book is an ethnography of the people migrating  through the Balkan route and the reaction of the local communities who witnessed their struggle to reach the European Union (EU). Based on extensive fieldwork conducted in North Macedonia and Serbia, it pays special attention to the “refugee crisis” that gave birth to a new border regime based on a permanent suspension of laws, normalisation of violence and the entrapment of migrants stranded in a liminal space atthe gates to the EU, able to go neither further nor back.

Autor: Robert Rydzewski
Moderation: Univ.Prof.Dr. Bilgin Ayata

Robert Rydzewksi works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology at Adam Mickiewicz University. He is also a part of the Center for Migration
Studies at the same University. His scientific interest are: migration, border regimes, grassroots movements, affects, and transformations of the SEE countries.

Bilgin Ayata is a Professor of Southeast European Studies at the Center for Southeast European Studies (CSEES) at the University of Graz.

More information about the book and purchase options is available from:

Am 17.04.2024, 17:00 h

Venue: HS 111.21, Beethovenstraße 8/II, 8010 Graz

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