Problematika nucené migrace z antropologické perspektivy: Vnitřní vysídlení v Ázerbájdžánu

Helena Masníková email
   Fakulta humanitních studií, Univerzita Karlova v Praze


Forced migration is not a phenomenon of the modern times but due to the statistical data we could imagine giant extent of such movements. There are 43,3 millions forced migrants all over the world according to the 2009 UNHCR annual report. The amount of people like that and their difficult living conditions is matter why not only humanitarian workers should concern this topic but also anthropologists. As social scientists with specific theoretical and methodological background we could bring different insight contributing to multidisciplinary discussion. Our research could shed light on social processes within the forced migration and conduce to more sensitive and effective projects. The aim of this paper is demonstrate what kind of antropological field par excellence the topic of forced migration is. It will be illustrated on an example of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Azerbaijan. I did my research there within a community of IDP in a village called Hajikend, where 550 displaced families have found their shelter after being displaced by Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 1992-1994. Sojourn in this locality inspired me in creating concepts for further research. Two of them I will introduce in this paper: Functional-environmental changes in Hajikend and Constructing of ethnicity among internally displaced children.

Klíčová slova

anthropology; forced migration; internally displaced persons; Azerbaijan

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