52 / 2020
Marija Brujić

“There’s No Place Like Home”: Female EU Migrants in Belgrade

The subject of this paper is the anthropological analysis of narratives of female migrants from the EU who are living in Belgrade. The analysis uses the approaches of “transnationalism from below” and home studies. The paper addresses the question of what is home for EU citizens living outside the EU. The aim is to cast increased light on middle-class migrations from more developed countries to a less developed country. The main results show that the notion of home is intricately linked with the interviewees’ understanding of their transmigrant position and their “bifocal lives”. The study draws attention to educated and skilled EU migrants as a compelling research topic.
KEYWORDS: transnationalism from below, female EU transmigrants, home, bifocal lives, Belgrade