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Title Beyond mosque, church, and state : alternative narratives of the nation in the Balkans / edited by Theodora Dragostinova and Yana Hashamova
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016
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Contents Part I. Historical dilemmas -- Emergence and historical development of Muslim communities in the Ottoman Balkans : historical and historiographical remarks / Nikolay Antov -- From exorcism to historicism : the legacy of empire and the pains of nation-making in the Balkans / Ipek K. Yosmaoglu -- Patriotic publics : rethinking empire, nationality, and the popular press in Ottoman and Habsburg Bosnia / Edin Hajdarpasic -- In search of the Bulgarians : mapping the nation through national classifications / Theodora Dragostinova -- Faith and nation : politicians, intellectuals, and the official recognition of a Muslim nation in Tito's Yugoslavia / Brenna Miller -- The feeble charm of national(ist) communism : intellectuals and cultural politics in Zhizhkov's Bulgaria / Irina Gigova -- Part II. Contemporary debates -- E mos shikjoni kish e xhamija (and look not to church and mosque) : how Albania and Macedonia illuminate bosnia and bulgaria / Victor A. Friedman -- Women between state and mosque : compliance or agency? / Yana Hashamova -- (Post?)national portraits from the postsocialist soundstage : three Bulgarian folkloric productions of the 2000s / Donna A. Buchanan -- Who brought Ataka to the political scene? : analysis of the vote for Bulgaria's radical nationalists / Maria Popova -- Local governance in Bosnia : addressing ethno-nationally and locally defined interests? / Paula M. Pickering
Summary "Ethnic diversity and national tensions in the Balkans have long attracted the attention of the international community of scholars and policy-makers who have tried to understand how states, societies and people in the area negotiate complex religious and ethno-national identities. By exploring the development of these issues in Bulgaria and Bosnia while also drawing parallels with Macedonia, this volume uses the three most diversely populated areas in the Balkans to engage complex questions. What institutions of state building are capable of managing diverse ethno-religious traditions and conflicting national identities? How do people on the ground respond to state-sponsored political projects at the local community level? In what ways do studies of cultural representations of ethno-national and religious conflicts call attention to inequality and human rights violations? How have studies of human rights problems in the Balkans contributed to changes in international law? More generally, what is the role of the humanities and social sciences in developing a discourse on the subject of conflict resolution and human rights? The volume engages the question of ethno-national conflicts and identities from three perspectives: historical interpretations of national conflict and ethno-religious tensions in the context of empire- and state-building; cultural debates as reflected in the use of language and dance, film, and media production and circulation as tools for nation-and community-building; and current political controversies over national resurgence and human rights both in the post-Yugoslav War context and in connection to European Union integration"--Provided by publisher
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Subject Ethnic conflict -- Balkan Peninsula -- History.
Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- Balkan Peninsula -- History.
Human rights -- Balkan Peninsula -- History.
Identification (Religion) -- Political aspects -- Balkan Peninsula -- History.
Nation-building -- Balkan Peninsula -- History.
Nationalism -- Balkan Peninsula -- History.
Balkan Peninsula -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History.
Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History.
Bulgaria -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History.
Macedonia -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Dragostinova, Theodora, 1972- editor
Hashamova, Yana, editor
ISBN 9633861357 (electronic bk.)
9789633861356 (electronic bk.)