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Butterworth, C. and Schneider, S., editors. 1975. Rebetika: Songs of the old Greek underworld. Athens: Komboloi.
Holst-Warhaft, Gail. 1983. Road to rembetika: music of a Greek sub-culture: songs of love, sorrow, and hashish, 3rd edition. Athens: D. Harvey. (alternative link #1) (alternative link #2)
-----. 1990. Resisting translation: slang and subversion in the rebetika. Journal of Modern Greek Studies 8.
-----. 1995. Dangerous Voices: Women's laments and Greek literature. London: Routledge. (kindle version)
-----. 1997. Song, Self-Identity, and the Neohellenic Journal of Modern Greek Studies 15:232-238.
-----. 2001. Aux Sources du Rebetiko
-----. 2007. Rebetika. Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed 1/20/2007), http://www.grovemusic.com
Magrini, Tullia. 2003. Music and gender: perspectives from the Mediterranean. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Pennanen, Risto Pekka. 1997. The development of chordal harmony in Greek rebetika and laika music, 1930s to 1960s. British Journal of Ethnomusicology 6.
Petropoulos, Elias and Ed Emery. 2000. Songs of the Greek underworld: the Rebetika tradition. London: Saqi.
Sarbanes, Janet. 2006. Musicking and Communitas: The Aesthetic Mode of Sociality in Rebetika Subculture. Popular Music & Society 29(1): 17-35.
Torp, Lisbet. 1993. Salonikios: "the best violin in the Balkans". Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen.
Annotated bibliography on the cultural history of Smyrna/Izmir, the events that led to the population exchanges, and the aftermath
Clark, Bruce. 2006. Twice a stranger: how mass expulsion forged modern Greece and Turkey. London: Granta Books.
A new work on the subject (2006) with the most extensive variety and breadth of sources. About as non-partisan as one can be on this issue. Essential read.
Hirschon, Renee (editor). 2003. Crossing the Aegean: An Appraisal of the 1923 Compulsory Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey. Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Collection of 12 academic articles on the compulsory population exchange.
Conomos, Lysimachos. 1922. The martyrdom of Smyrna and eastern Christendom. London: G. Allen & Unwin.
One of the few original source documents on the Smyrna tragedy. Available in a few large research libraries only, including UC Berkeley and Princeton.
Dobkin, Marjorie Housepian. 1998. Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of a City. Newmark Press.
A story of the genocide of Pontic greeks at the hand of the "Turkish irregulars." One of the supressed histories of the 20th century.
The book is based on interviews with surviors and some additional written sources; though it is considered by a few to be one-sided,
it still remains one of the best known works on the subject.
Hirschon, Renee. 1998. Heirs of the Greek Catastrophe: The Social Life of Asia Minor Refugees in Piraeus. Berghahn Books.
The only book that really considers from the personal level the effects of a population exchange, on family and cultural history.
Smith, Michael Llewellyn. 1998. Ionian Vision: Greece in Asia Minor, 1919-1922. C. Hurst.
Extensive work on the last sizable Greek communities in Asia Minor, written by a former Brittish ambassador to Greece.
Carefully written, and considered to be somewhat free of the biases attributed to other works.
Quite good at demonstrating the role of the Brits in instigating much of the events that led to the so-called "population exchange."