Yugoslav community in Czechoslovakia 1969–1989. A contribution to the study of immigration and residence of foreigners in the period of so-called normalization

Implementation: 2017–2019

Head of project: Ondřej Vojtěchovský

Description of project: The project maps and analyzes the phenomenon of the residence of Yugoslav citizens and the evolution of the permanently settled Yugoslav community in Czechoslovakia during the period of so-called normalization. In a broader context, it examines political and social phenomena such as temporary and permanent immigration, the attitude of the political power towards permanently settled foreigners and the conditions of their residence, the stereotypes of the domestic population towards foreigners and immigrants, as well as the forms of acceptance or rejection. The analysis of these phenomena helps to recognize normalization as one of the phases of the dictatorship of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia.