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Migrations and their Impact on the Family Lives of the Inhabitants of the Lovinac Region


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Rajković Iveta, Marijeta and Mišetić, Martina. (2010). Migrations and their Impact on the Family Lives of the Inhabitants of the Lovinac Region. Senjski zbornik, 73(1). pp. 143-188. ISSN 0582-673X

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This work presents the migrations of the inhabitants of the Lovinac region at the end of the 20th century. Work has begun with ethnological fieldwork. Migratory mobility was studied in respect to the destination (external and internal), duration (temporary, seasonal, permanent) and the causes (economic and political). Empirical research, using the records of many immigrants’ real experiences revealed a new subtype of migration, examples of remigration (denoting migration of family members in two directions, with the men migrating temporarily for higher wages, and women and children moving permanently) seasonal returnees from migrations during the summer months, many years and partial temporary returnees from migration. Noted was the extraordinary importance of social capital in the selection of migratory destinations, and the importance of migrant networks and micro-contexts in the observation of the migrations. After presenting the causes of migration, seasonal and temporary departures, and permanent resettlement, through each of the extracts the effects of migration on family life and the relationship between immigrants by place of origins were indicated. Singled out were several integers in which they address the financial support for immigration, the contacts, visits of immigrants and their descendants of their homeland, departures of relatives of immigrants, and the interpersonal relationships of immigrants. Investigated are the practices of burials in the Lovinac region and those people arriving looking for their family roots of third and fourth generations of immigrants. Also noted are recent migrations. Since the peoples of Lovinac and Sv. Rok through the origins of the Bunjevci it shows similarities and differences in their migration to the migration of the coastal Bunjevci.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Lovinac; Sv. Rok; migration; temporary migrations; permanent migrations
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 13:45
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2014 13:45

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