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Heirs of the Greek Catastrophe

The Social Life of Asia Minor Refugees in Piraeus

Renée Hirschon

Afterword by Ayhan Aktar

348 pages, 12 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-988-8 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (May 2023)

ISBN  978-1-80539-013-8 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (May 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80073-989-5 eBook


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“This is a timely new edition of a landmark in the scholarship of displacement. Not only an incisive and detailed study of the enduring consequences of forced migration, it highlights the resilience of refugees while never discounting their pain. The lessons of this work remain powerfully relevant today.” • Matthew J. Gibney, Director, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford

Reviews for the Second Edition:
“… elegantly written and intellectually coherent … a marvellous study.” • Anthropological Quarterly

“By stimulating new debates on important theoretical issues, the book makes essential reading for anyone with an interest in Mediterranean Europe.” • JASO

“This well-crafted volume provides … indispensable reading for students of ethnicity in general,and modern Greek society in particular.” • International Migration Review


Heirs of the Greek Catastrophe is a landmark work in the areas of anthropology and migration studies. Since its first publication in 1989, this classic study has remained in demand. The third edition is published to mark the centenary of the 1923 Lausanne Convention which led to the movement of some 1.5 million persons between Greece and Turkey at the conclusion of their war. It includes updated material with a new Preface, Afterword by Ayhan Aktar, and map of the wider region. The new Preface provides the context in which the original research took place, assesses its innovative aspects and explores the dimensions of history and identity which are predominant themes in the book.

Renée Hirschon Philippakis is an Emerita Fellow of St Peter’s College. She serves on the Steering Committee of SEESOX at Saint Anthony's College and is a Research Associate of SAME, University of Oxford. After teaching at Oxford Brookes University for many years, she was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Lesbos, from 1987-1997.

Subject: Anthropology (General)Refugee and Migration StudiesHistory: 20th Century to Present
Area: Southern Europe


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