Princeton University Library Catalog

Sarajevo under siege : anthropology in wartime / Ivana Maček.

Author:
Maček, Ivana [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2009]
Description:
1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Series:
Summary note:
"Sarajevo Under Siege offers a richly detailed account of the lived experiences of ordinary people in this multicultural city between 1992 and 1996, during the war in the former Yugoslavia. Moving beyond the shelling, snipers, and shortages, it documents the coping strategies people adopted and the creativity with which they responded to desperate circumstances." "Ivana Macek, an anthropologist who grew up in the former Yugoslavia, argues that the division of Bosnians into antagonistic ethnonational groups was the result rather than the cause of the war, a view that was not only generally assumed by Americans and Western Europeans but also deliberately promoted by Serb, Croat, and Muslim nationalist politicians. Nationalist political leaders appealed to ethnoreligious loyalties and sowed mistrust between people who had previously coexisted peacefully in Sarajevo. Normality dissolved and relationships were reconstructed as individuals tried to ascertain who could be trusted."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
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ISBN:
  • 9780812294385 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0812294386 ((electronic bk.))
Tech. report no.:
2008043969
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