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Time and space in family migrant networks between Kosovo and western Europe
Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

6 New pasts, presents and futures: time and space in family migrant networks between Kosovo and western Europe Carolin Leutloff-Grandits For many families in Kosovo, migration is an integral part of life. This is true even if they do not themselves migrate but, rather, seem ‘stuck’ in a village such as the one in south Kosovo where I conducted fieldwork between 2011 and 2013.1 In fact, in this village, and throughout almost all of Kosovo, there is what one might term a ‘culture’ of migration. Every person has close family members who are living or have lived

in Migrating borders and moving times
Looking at marriage migration regimes in Austria and Germany through the perspective of women from rural Kosovo
Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

countries. Based on several ethnographic fieldwork sequences in the rural region of southern Kosovo, which I conducted between 2011 and 2014, this chapter concentrates on young women from this region who are planning to move to Germany or Austria via marriage, and who either have already married or want to marry a partner living in Austria or Germany. As these partners or (one of) their parents mostly originate from the same region in Kosovo and are Muslims, such marriages are classified as ‘co-ethnic’, Muslim marriages. As such they fit in with the widespread notion in

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
Temporality and the crossing of borders in Europe

Migrating borders and moving times explores how crossing borders entails shifting time as well as changing geographical location. Space has long dominated the field of border studies, a prominence which the recent ‘spatial turn’ in social science has reinforced. This book challenges the classic analytical pre-eminence of ‘space’ by focusing on how ‘border time’ is shaped by, shapes and constitutes the borders themselves.

Using original field data from Israel, northern Europe and Europe's south-eastern borders (Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Sarajevo, Lesbos), our contributors explore ‘everyday forms of border temporality’ – the ways in which people through their temporal practices manage, shape, represent and constitute the borders across which they move or at which they are made to halt. In these accounts, which are based on fine-tuned ethnographic research sensitive to historical depth and wider political-economic context and transformation, ‘moving’ is understood not only as mobility but as affect, where borders become not just something to be ‘crossed’ but something that is emotionally experienced and ‘felt’.

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EU border-making and anti-LGBT mobilisation in Serbia
Katja Kahlina
Dušica Ristivojević

intertwined. This territorial logic which frames the physical presence of LGBT rights’ supporters in the centre of the capital as an act that advances foreign influence and power over Serbia’s national territory comes to full force in the discourses that conflate the desires to resist the EU and LGBT rights with the fate of Kosovo. Resisting the West: interlocking homophobia, Orthodox

in Borders of desire
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Mark Doidge
Radosław Kossakowski
, and
Svenja Mintert

zemlju na tri zadrta politika Zavadi, pa kradi, nacionalna taktika’ (‘It divides the land into three  –  it is rotten politics. To divide and to steal – it’s the nationalist tactic’). This is a fragment of ‘Kontra sistema’, a popular song performed by ultras of Bosnian club Celik Zenica. This ultras group is extraordinary in the context of the Balkan region as in its frames there is space for Bosnian Muslims, Catholic Croatians, Orthodox Serbians and even Albanians and Gypsies. It is an explosive mixture when you consider the Balkan war, the case of Kosovo, and inter

in Ultras
Challenging culturalist assumptions among investigating UK police
Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers

, during asylum proceedings, group members, including the defendant, had used several aliases, and probably invented places and relations to Kosovo (during the early 2000s, many Albanian nationals claimed to be Kosovar war refugees to gain leave to remain). The officers’ diagram was based on the logic of bilateral kinship and neo-local residence rules, as these prevail in the UK

in Policing race, ethnicity and culture
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Why exhume? Why identify?
Élisabeth Anstett
Jean-Marc Dreyfus

official map published by the Spanish Ministry of Justice, http:// (accessed 19 February 2014). On the circulation of forensic specialists, see C. Koff, The Bone Woman: Among the Dead in Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo (London: Atlantic, 2004). C.  C. Snow, ‘Forensic anthropology’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 11 (1982), 97–131; C.  C. Snow, L. Levine, L. Lukash, L.  G. Tedeschi, C. Orrego & E. Stover, ‘The investigation of the human remains of the “disappeared” in Argentina’, American Journal of Forensic

in Human remains and identification
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Crossing borders, changing times
Madeleine Hurd
Hastings Donnan
, and
Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

have already endured precarious crossings of the Mediterranean to reach European shores and ultimately the destinations in Germany, Sweden or Britain that seem to promise them a future, are trapped at borders in Macedonia, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia where newly constructed fences impede their progress. The fact that citizens of states like Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia may themselves be among those who strive to leave, given the difficult conditions they face at home, does not seem to have tempered these new border-crossing policies of foreclosure. Migrant

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Porous trails at the border
Rozita Dimova

, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania) aspire to become EU members and harmonize their border protection with EU standards. 4 The bare border appearance is not characteristic of the Balkans only. In the “Übergang” project, designed and carried out by German photographer Josef Schultz, we see similar features in the practice of building border checkpoints within EU territory. These checkpoints were erected in the period prior to the abolition of borders

in Border porosities
Yehonatan Alsheh

which one is able to transcend the correlationist stand. See After Finitude, location 821, Kindle edition. See for example C. Joyce & E. Stover, Witnesses from the Grave: The Stories Bones Tell (New York: Little, Brown, 1991); C. Koff, The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist’s Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo (New York: Random House, 2005); E. Domanska, ‘Toward the archeontology of the dead body’, Rethinking History, 389:403 (2005), pp. 389–413; E. Stover, W. D. Haglund & M. Samuels, ‘Exhumation of mass graves in Iraq

in Human remains and mass violence