Genealogies across the cold war divide: The case of the Pontic Greeks from the former Soviet Union and their ‘affinal repatriation’

@article{Voutira2020GenealogiesAT,
  title={Genealogies across the cold war divide: The case of the Pontic Greeks from the former Soviet Union and their ‘affinal repatriation’},
  author={Eftihia Voutira},
  journal={Ethnography},
  year={2020},
  volume={21},
  pages={355 - 372}
}
  • E. Voutira
  • Published 21 July 2020
  • Sociology
  • Ethnography
This paper focuses on two historical moments in time and geographical locations, significantly situated at the beginning and the end of the Cold War of the Pontic Greeks’ recent past. The significance of these moments relates to the two encounters between the two formerly isolated groups of Pontic Greeks, separated by the Cold War divide: one in the East (FSU) and the other in the West (Greek nation state). It addresses the continuous reconceptualisation of state-family relations, including the… 
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