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SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

DEMOGRAPHIC STUDIES
Volume III

Ruza Petrovic, Marina Blagojevic

The Migration of Serbs and Montenegrins from Kosovo and Metohija

Results of the Survey Conducted in 1985-1986

Accepted at the 6th meeting of the Department of Social Sciences of June 7, 1988, on the basis of the reviews presented by Radomir Lukic, member of Academy, and Prof. dr. Alice Verthajmer-Baletic

Editor MILOS MACURA Member of Academy
BEOGRAD 1992
Published by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Translated Tina Pribicevic; proof-reader Ivanka Djuricic; technical editor Aleksandar Pavlovic. Circulation 2000 copies


Contents:

PREFACE

To the Reader of the English Edition

I. KOSOVO AND METOHIJA: A HISTORICAL SURVEY (by Dusan T. Batakovic)

The Age of Ascent
The Age of Tribulation
The Age of Migration
The Age of Oppression
The Age of Renewal and Tribulation

II. METHODOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDY

1. THE HYPOTHETICAL FRAMEWORK OF THE RESEARCH
a. Departure from the Model of Modern Migrations
b. The Relative Importance of Economic Factors
c. Domination and Discrimination
2. THE METHODOLOGICAL BASES OF THE SURVEY
3. THE SURVEY AND THE RESPONDENTS

III. PRE-MIGRATION KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

1. THE POPULATION AND SOCIETY OF THE SAP KOSOVO
a) Economic Development
b) Population, and Urbanization
c) Population Growth
d) Certain Features of Society in Kosovo
e) The Ethnic Make-Up of the Population
f) Ethnic Changes at the Local Level
2. EMIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
a) Whence They Emigrated
b) The Households of the Emigrants
c) The Members of the Household
3. DISTURBED ETHNIC RELATIONS
a. A General Assessment of Relations with the Albanian Population
b. The Time of Deteriorating Relations
4. DIRECT DISCRIMINATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL
a. Male Household Members
b. Female Members of the Household
c. Threats to Children
d. Discrimination in Shops, Public Transport and Health
5. THREATS TO PROPERTY AND THE SOURCES OF EXISTENCE
Organization
Expropriation of property
Declining prices as the ethnic composition of the settlement changed
6. DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND AT WORK
7. IDEOLOGICAL DISCRIMINATION
a. Ideological Discrimination in Education
b. The Media
c. Individual Manifestations of Ideological Discrimination
d. Social and Socio-Political Organizations
e. Public Opinion within the Threatened Group
f. Threats to Cultural Identity
8. INSTITUTIONAL DISCRIMINATION THE ORGANS OF AUTHORITY
a. State administration
b. Security organs
c. The Courts

IV. EMIGRATION

1. STAGES OF EMIGRATION
a. The Idea of Emigrating
b. Reasons for Emigrating
c. The Year When the Idea of Moving Came Up
2. YEAR OF EMIGRATION
3. PREPARATIONS FOR EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
a. Sale of Property
b. Choice of Place of Immigration
c. Separation in the Course of Emigration

V. NEW CIRCUMSTANCES AND NEW PROBLEMS IN SERBIA

1. CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HOUSEHOLDS AND THEIR MEMBERS
a. Changes in the Households' Size and Structure
b. Activity, Profession and Employment of Members
c. The Socio-professional Structure of the Households
2. THE NEW ENVIRONMENT - SURVIVAL AND ADJUSTMENT
a. Changes in the Type of Township
b. Chief Difficulties Encountered when Settling
c. Difficulties Encountered by Households at the Time of the Survey
3. THE ATTITUDE OF THE NEW ENVIRONMENT TOWARD THE MIGRANTS
4. DIFFERENCES IN LIFE "DOWN THERE" AND "UP HERE"
a. Changes in the Households' Material Standard
b. Changes in Relations with Neighbors
c. Changes in the Households' Way of Life and Prospects
d. Changes in Socio-Psychological Terms and in Terms of the Children
e. The Biggest and Most Important Changes
5. MAINTAINING TIES WITH KOSOVO AND THE POSSIBILITY OF GOING BACK
6. ASSESSMENT OF THE MIGRATIONS OF THE SERBS AND MONTENEGRINS

APPENDIX

1. Example of "Isolated" Respondent
2. Example of "Uncommunicative" Respondent
3. Example of "Reticent" Respondent
4. Example of "Open" Respondent
5. Example of "Bitter" Respondent
6. Example of "Bitter-open" Respondent
7. Example of "Bitter-uncommunicative" Respondent

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CIP - Katalogizacija u publikaciji, Narodna biblioteka Srbije, Beograd 325.254 (=861)

PETROVIC, Ruza [Migration of Serbs]
The Migration of Serbs and the Montenegrins from Kosovo and Metohija : results of the survey conducted in 1985-1986 / Ruza Petrovic, Marina Blagojevic; [translated Tina Pribicevic]. - Beograd : Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1992 (Beograd : Kultura). - VIII, 273 str.; 24 cm. - (Demographic studies / Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Department Of Social Sciences; Vol. 3)
Na spor. nasl. str.: Seobe Srba i Crnogoraca sa Kosova i Metohije. - Tiraz 2000. - Str. 1-6: Preface / Milos Macura.
ISBN 86-7025-154-X 1. Blagojevic, Marina 314.745(=861)
a) Srbi - Migracije - Kosovo i Metohija b) Crnogorci - Migracije - Kosovo i Metohija
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