Postsocialism, Social Value, and Identity Politics among Albanians in Macedonia

  title={Postsocialism, Social Value, and Identity Politics among Albanians in Macedonia},
  author={Vasiliki P. Neofotistos},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={882 - 902}
In this article, Vasiliki P. Neofotistos analyzes the reappropriation of the term Šiptar, a derogatory Macedonian term for Albanians, by male members of the Albanian community in the Republic of Macedonia. Neofotistos shows how the reappropriation of the ethnic slur reflects constellations of social value, that is to say, larger systems of meaning and action concerning who and what is valued in life, that have emerged with Macedonian independence. Albanian men tap into familiar divisions found… 
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