Sarajevo: A Bosnian Kaleidoscope

Sarajevo: A Bosnian Kaleidoscope

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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 025207713X
  • 9780252077135
  • 1,449,567

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"Markowitz has succeeded in combining a solid work of scholarship with a personal take on her subject which she explores in a very thorough and balanced way. This is a rich contribution to the scholarship on the issue of identify in present-day Bosnia & Hercegovina and deserves a wide audience, appealing to both the academic and general reader."--Europe-Asia Studies "A warm and well-written portrait of Sarajevo during its first post-war decade."--Journal of the Royal Anthropological institute "A stunningly fresh and invigorating analysis. Markowitz's inspired approach offers multiple possibilities for envisioning the city and for recasting Bosnian identity."--Michael Herzfeld, author of Evicted from Eternity: The Restructuring of Modern Rome "Markowitz dispels widely held myths that Sarajevo has become a purely Muslim city. . . . The author's many insights into Sarajevo and its kaleidoscope of inhabitants are welcome and valuable."Slavic Review"Recommended."--Choiceshow more

About Fran Markowitz

Fran Markowitz is a professor of cultural anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and the author of Coming of Age in Post-Soviet Russia and A Community in Spite of Itself: Soviet Jewish Emigres in New York.show more

Table of contents

List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Pronunciation Guide Introductions 1.Meeting and Greeting the City; 2. Practices of Place: Living in and Enlivening Sarajevo Bosniacs, Croats, and Serbs: The Constituent Nations of Bosnia-Herzegovina 3. National Legibility: Lines of History, Surges of Ethnicity; 4. Census and Sensibility: Confirming the Constitution Ostali: The Other People(s) of Bosnia-Herzegovina 5. Where Have All the Yugoslavs, Slovenes, and Gypsies Gone?; 6. Sarajevo's Jews: One Community among the Others; 7. Insisting on Bosnia-Herzegovina: Bosnian Hybridity Conclusion 8. After Yugoslavia, after War, after All: Sarajevo's Cultural Legacies Glossary; Notes; References; Indexshow more

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