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How Generations Remember : Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-137-45063-0

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This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events.

Subject: Social Sciences, Anthropology, Historiography and Method, Sociology, general, Peace Studies, International Relations, Regional and Cultural Studies, Collective memory, Life course, Mostar, Memory politics, Narrative, Ethnography, Anthropology, Nostalgia, conflict studies, Europe, Generation, historiography, memory, Nation, political science, politics, transformation