The New Bosnian Mosaic: Identities, Memories and Moral Claims in a Post-war Society

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Xavier Bougarel, Elissa Helms, Gerlachlus Duijzings
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Social Science - 332 pages
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Since the violent events of the Bosnian war and the revelations of ethnic cleansing that shocked the world in the early 1990s, Bosnia has become a metaphor for the new ethnic nationalisms, for the transformation of warfare in the post - Cold War era, and for new forms of peacekeeping and state - building. It has spawned an extensive literature, from journalistic enquiries to academic works, however much of this literature deals with the legal character of the war and the institutional framework set up by the Dayton Peace Agreement. The authors of this new book argue that while the realities of post - war Bosnia are indeed strongly influenced by Dayton and the way it has been implemented, they can in no way be reduced to it. This book is unique in offering a re-examination of the Bosnian case with a 'bottom - up' perspective.
 

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Contents

Locals Newcomers and the Cultural Transformation
59
Ethnic Loyalty and Political
101
Resistance to the Ethnicization of
123
Histories of Violence and the Politics
141
Martyrdom War Memory and
167
Clashing Memories of Bosnian
193
The ICTY from the Perspective
211
Women Morality and Victimhood in
235
Subsistence Economy Social Belonging and
273
Bibliography 295
297
Index 321
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