A ground-level anthropological study provides a fresh perspective on the impact of post-communist change in northern Albania. But can it tell us anything about the Balkans as a whole? You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.