New PDF release: Albania Today: A Portrait of Post-Communist Turbulence

By Clarissa de Waal

ISBN-10: 1850438595

ISBN-13: 9781850438595

This new ebook examines Albania's transition from Communism through the reviews of a various variety of households, highland villagers, city elite, shanty dwellers--Clarissa de Wall has the lives of Albanians there because 1992. As such, this can be a history--of financial, social and political change--told from the viewpoint of the members. We see how a ways the archaic international of commonly used legislation keeps to pervade highland lifestyles, from dispute payment to prepared marriages. whilst, the writer indicates us individuals of the ex-communist elite in Tirana embracing rentier capitalism, whereas squatters on nation farmland dwell below consistent chance of eviction. Albania, the writer indicates, is a rustic wracked by way of contradictions: in flight from its Communists earlier and but nonetheless beholden to its rural traditions; willing to embody unfastened markets yet with out foregoing the protection of critical making plans. I.B.Tauris in organization with the Centre for Albanian experiences

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A few weeks after our arrival Aishe asked to borrow some chairs. They were preparing for the memorial service for her daughter-in-law. I was asked to go and pay my respects the next day. The mourners went to the town’s cemetery in the morning, crying and calling out laments over the grave. Vjollca and I went to the flat in the afternoon. About eight women, their faces wan from crying, sat in near silence. The men sat in another room. It was very painful and sad. We drank coffee as custom required and said ngushëllime - consolation - and other formulaic phrases of condolence.

Lack of materials had brought most production to a halt, though in a few cases the cause was factory workers striking for better work conditions. Those suspended from work for lack of materials were being paid 80% of their salaries. The breakdown of production meant that neither paper nor glass were being manufactured. Prices of those few items still being manufactured or imported had increased enormously, though the government had fixed the prices of certain basic staples such as bread, sugar, macaroni and rice.

Salt could only be bought in coarse unground form and coffee beans were only sold unroasted. By the far entrance to the market, beyond the squatting produce sellers, were the sellers of junk: old shoes open at the seams and so misshapen they could hardly have contained a foot; rusted nuts and bolts; old clothes, probably Red Cross jumble donations. Donations had a mixed reception. Some argued that none would have been necessary had communism continued. Others compared Albania with Somalia and complained of donor countries’ stinginess.

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