Since the demise of Communism, Albanians are extremely exposed to the forces of the liberal market economy and the turbulence of globalisation. No other country in the region has experienced such tremendous social and economic transformations. The contributions in this volume tackle important areas of change from contemporary and historical perspectives. They focus on political, legal and administrative dimensions, on various effects of migration, on changing family and kinship relations, and on the transformation of gender positions.
Robert Pichler is historical anthropologist and photographer at the Center for Southeast European History and Anthropology at the University of Graz. He teaches at the Universities of Vienna and Graz.