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Author Schäuble, Michaela, author

Title Narrating victimhood : gender, religion and the making of place in post-war Croatia / Michaela Schäuble
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (392 pages)
Series Space and Place ; volume 11
Space and place ; v. 11
Contents Narrating Victimhood; Narrating Victimhood Gender, Religion and the Making of Place in Post-War Croatia; Contents; Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes on the Text; Introduction; [Chapter 1] (In- )Subordination at the Margins of Europe; [Chapter 2] Marian Devotion in Times of War; [Chapter 3] Re-Visions of History through Landscape; [Chapter 4] Of War Heroes, Martyrs and Invalids; [Chapter 5] Mobilising Local Reserves; Concluding Remarks; Glossary and Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index
Summary Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in the Croatian-Bosnian border region, this book provides a unique account of the politics of ambiguous Europeanness from the perspective of those living at Europe's margins. Examining phenomena such as Marian apparitions, a historic knights tournament, the symbolic re-signification of a massacre site, and the desolate social situation of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Collective memory -- Croatia -- Sinj.
Croats -- Croatia -- Sinj -- Ethnic identity.
Group identity -- Croatia -- Sinj.
Sinj (Croatia) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782382615 (electronic bk.)
9781782382614 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)