Remigration to Post-Socialist Europe: Hopes and Realities of Return

CRCEES Wednesday Seminar

Wednesday, October 23rd 

4pm-6pm, Room 915, Adam Smith bld.


Book Launch - Remigration to Post-Socialist Europe: Hopes and Realities of Return

Dr Caroline Hornstein Tomic, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

Dr Robert Pichler, Department for Balkan Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Dr Sara Bernard, Central and Eastern European Studies (CEES), University of Glasgow


Returning migrants have been involved in post-socialist transformation processes all across Eastern and South eastern Europe. Engaged in politics, the economy, science and education, arts and civil society, return migrants have often exerted crucial influence on state and nation-building processes and on social and cultural transformations. However, remigration not only comprises stories of achievements, but equally those of failed integration, marginalization, non-participation and lost potential – these are mostly stories untold. The contributions to this volume shed light on processes of return migration to various Eastern and Southeastern European countries from multidisciplinary perspectives. Particular attention is paid to anthropological approaches that aim to understand the complexities of return migration from individual perspectives.

First published: 20 October 2019