Divided Cyprus. Modernity, History and an Island in Conflict
Papadakis, Yiannis; Nicos Peristianis; & Gisela Welz, eds, (2006) Divided Cyprus. Modernity, History and an Island in Conflict. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. New Anthropologies of Europe.
The volatile recent past of Cyprus has turned this island from the idyllic "island of Aphrodite" of tourist literature into a place renowned for hostile confrontations. Cyprus challenges familiar binary divisions, between Christianity and Islam, Greeks and Turks, Europe and the East, tradition and modernity. Anti-colonial struggles, the divisive effects of ethnic nationalism, war, invasion, territorial division, and population displacements are all facets of the notorious Cyprus Problem. Incorporating the most up-to-date social and cultural research on Cyprus, these essays examine nationalism and interethnic relations, Cyprus and the European Union, the impact of immigration, and the effects of tourism and international environmental movements, among other topics.