Prioritizing ‘ethnicities’: The uncertainty of Pomak-ness in the urban Greek Rhodoppe

  title={Prioritizing ‘ethnicities’: The uncertainty of Pomak-ness in the urban Greek Rhodoppe},
  author={O. Demetriou},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={119 - 95}
  • O. Demetriou
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • This article shows how Greek government policies have affected group relations within the minority in western Thrace and how identification within the minority has changed over the last five decades, particularly as regards the concept of Pomak-ness. According to the official Greek terminology, the minority is “a (singular) Muslim minority made up of Gypsies, Pomaks and people of Turkish origin”, while official Turkish rhetoric maintains that the minority (again in the singular) is wholly… CONTINUE READING
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