13 / 2001
Jernej Mlekuž

A contribution for a different geography: migration, power and identity in relation two worlds one another

In the article the author deals with and compares two studies: ethnography of Katy Gardner, which studies influences and responses to migrations in a village in the countryside in Bangladesh, and an essay based upon narration about personal experiences of three migrants from Latin America. In his comparison the author follows the relations between different forms of power and the formation of identity, typical for migration phenomena in various social contexts. In the article the author exposes the forms of power (in the style of Wolf, 2001), which in the two studies exhibit in different social situations, and links those with the analysis of social identity.