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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
Imprint Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  DR24 .B49 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020513339
 Modern History Library  305.80094 B573    AVAILABLE    30550100634649
Descript x, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "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
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Subject Balkan Peninsula -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History
Bulgaria -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History
Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History
Macedonia -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History
Nationalism -- Balkan Peninsula -- History
Nation-building -- Balkan Peninsula -- History
Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- Balkan Peninsula -- History
Identification (Religion) -- Political aspects -- Balkan Peninsula -- History
Ethnic conflict -- Balkan Peninsula -- History
Human rights -- Balkan Peninsula -- History
Alt Author Dragostinova, Theodora, 1972- editor of compilation
Hashamova, Yana, editor of compilation
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