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Tourism for Peace?

Reflections on a Village Tourism Project in Cyprus

Julie Scott

On 1 May 2004, the Republic of Cyprus entered the European Union, unaccompanied by the Turkish-Cypriot population in the northern third of the island. The Green Line - the militarized border marking the cessation of hostilities in 1974 - now defines the outer edge of the European Union, creating a fluid and uncertain borderland which has become the focus for ongoing attempts to construct both the new Cyprus and the new Europe. Tourism has a central and contradictory role to play in these processes. It offers an avenue for stimulating economic activity and raising income levels in the Turkish-Cypriot north, and presents an opportunity to develop complementary tourism products north and south which could widen the appeal of the island as a whole and promote collaborative ventures between Greek- and Turkish-Cypriots. On the other hand, such developments face strong resistance from sections of the population north and south, who fear they will lead either to the legitimation and tacit recognition of the Turkish-Cypriot state in the north, or to a return to relations characterized by Greek-Cypriot dominance and Turkish-Cypriot dependence. The paper reflects on the author's involvement in a village tourism development project in Cyprus in 2005-2006 in order to explore what an anthropological approach to the use of tourism for political ends can tell us about conflict, and when, and under what conditions, tourism might be a force for peace and reconciliation.

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Non “Religious” Knowing in Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites

Greek Cypriots’ “return” Pilgrimages to the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas (Cyprus)

Evgenia Mesaritou

's south and north. 2 The opening of the checkpoints in 2003 allowed people to re-visit places they were forced to abandon. 3 In this framework, Greek Cypriot (GC) pilgrimages to the monastery of AA have been revived ( Kokkinoftas 2009: 181 ). The

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Jackie Feldman

memories of the Greek Cypriot sites along the way become guides to pre-war Cyprus, as they connect the names and images learned in childhood notebooks and lessons with personal experiences. Distance here is essential to creating the desire that draws the

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Knowledge, Ignorance, and Pilgrimage

Evgenia Mesaritou, Simon Coleman, and John Eade

in the memory of the locals, who recall the failed Muslim attempts to resist the Jewish rebranding. The importance of living history and memory is also illustrated by Evgenia Mesaritou, who focuses on Greek Cypriots’ return pilgrimages to the

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Analyzing Museum Collections in Scandinavia

New Insights in Revised Modernity and Its Implications on Archaeological Material

Niklas Ytterberg

.aam.us.org/resources/center-for-the-future-of-museums/projects-and-reports/trendswatch . Chilton , Elizabeth S. 2014 . “ Plus ça Change: From Postprocessualism to ‘Big Data.’ ” Current Swedish Archaeology 22 : 35 – 40 . Dikkaya , Fahri . 2009 . “ National Archaeologies and Conflicting Identities: Examples from Greece, Cyprus and

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The Gods of the Hunt

Stereotypes, Risk and National Identity in a Spanish Enclave in North Africa

Brian Campbell

between Turkish and Greek Cypriots ’, in D. Theodossopolous (ed.), When Greeks Think about Turks: The View from Anthropology ( New York : Routledge ), 177 – 192 . Luhmann , N. ( 1991 ), Risk: A Sociological Theory ( London : Adline Transaction

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Helga Druxes, Christopher Thomas Goodwin, Catriona Corke, Carol Hager, Sabine von Mering, Randall Newnham, and Jeff Luppes

Expulsions lists Greeks, Albanians, Armenians, Jews, Germans (of course), Poles, Greek Cypriots, and Chechens amongst a long list of other ethnic groups and nationalities who were forced to leave their homelands during the “age of extremes.” 1 In all these

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Staying out of Place

The Being and Becoming of Burundian Refugees in the Camp and the City

Simon Turner

among Local Hosts .” Journal of Refugee Studies 15 , no. 4 : 339 – 358 . 10.1093/jrs/15.4.339 Zetter , Roger . 1999 . “ Reconceptualizing the Myth of Return: Continuity and Transition amongst the Greek-Cypriot Refugees of 1974 .” Journal of

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Not Soft Power, But Speaking Softly

‘Everyday Diplomacy’ in Field Relations during the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Jeremy Morris

Greek-Cypriot homes. In the case of my field site the (geo-)political environment – made tangible in the overwrought propagandizing of the Russian state to its citizens – disturbs and is in turn disturbed by intercultural encounters between researcher

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Liminality and Missing Persons

Encountering the Missing in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Laura Huttunen

, the contents of these legal frameworks differ from one another significantly, as the law in Greek Cyprus tends to extend the liminality of the missing infinitely by insisting on their status as living but absent citizens (see Sant Cassia 2005: 84