In the latest number of Studia ethnologica Croatica Jasna Čapo and Petra Kelemen published the article titled: Zagreb through the eyes of international migrants: Meanings, potentials and (re)scaling of the city.
Within the framework of migration research on the mechanisms of migrant integration in their host cities and their impact on the rescaling of cities, this paper analyses the meanings of the city as constructed by international middle-class migrants in Zagreb. The paper equally examines how migrants position Zagreb in their personal ranking of cities based on the perceived attributes of Zagreb and in comparison with other cities. The individual assessments are further weighed against the position Zagreb holds as a migration destination according to the economic and social indicators. The paper also explores the potential of migrants for repositioning and rescaling the city within global urban hierarchies.
Full article in Croatian is available here.