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The past in exile : Serbian long-distance nationalism and identity in the wake of the Third Balkan War

Author: Birgit Bock-Luna
Publisher: Berlin : Lit ; London : Transaction [distributor], ©2007.
Dissertation: doctoral Universität, Frankfurt (Oder) 2005
Series: Forum europäische Ethnologie, Bd. 9.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study of identity politics, memory and long-distance nationalism among Serbian migrants in California, the author examines the complicated ways in which visions of the past are used to form Diaspora subjects and make claims to the homeland in the present. Drawing on extended fieldwork in the San Francisco Bay Area community, she shows how the Yugoslav wars generated a revaluation Serbian history and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Birgit Bock-Luna
ISBN: 9783825897529 3825897524
OCLC Number: 1065188510
Description: 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Identity in Exile --
Ch. 1. Being Serbian in the United States --
Ch. 2. The Unmaking of the Yugoslavs --
Ch. 3. Creating one Voice: the Serbian Unity Congress --
Pt. II. Living in the Past: The Role of the Second World War --
Ch. 4. Remembering War and Displacement --
Ch. 5. The Architecture of Memory --
Pt. III. Conspiracy theories, future visions, and the International Community --
Ch. 6. Conspiracies in the age of globalization --
Ch. 7. Imagining the Future in the Light of a Violent Past --
Ch. 8. Conclusion.
Series Title: Forum europäische Ethnologie, Bd. 9.
Responsibility: Birgit Bock-Luna.

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"In this study of identity politics, memory and long-distance nationalism among Serbian migrants in California, the author examines the complicated ways in which visions of the past are used to form Diaspora subjects and make claims to the homeland in the present. Drawing on extended fieldwork in the San Francisco Bay Area community, she shows how the Yugoslav wars generated a revaluation Serbian history and personal life stories, resulting in the strengthening of ethnic identity. Nevertheless, strategies for dealing with rupture and change also included contestation of exile nationalism."--BOOK JACKET.

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