49 / 2019
Katja Hrobat Virloget

The “Istrian Exodus” and the Istrian Society that Followed It

This ethnologic study focuses on the aftermath of the “Istrian exodus”, including the conflicting national discourses concerning it and the related silenced memories. Various migration processes are highlighted on the basis of memories. Analysing the social processes that took place in Istrian society after the exodus, the paper examines the concepts of the “other” and of “home”, and the establishment of symbolic boundaries.
KEY WORDS: exodus, aftermath, Istrian society, migrations, symbolic boundaries