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Strangers either way : the lives of Croatian refugees in their new home

Author: Jasna Čapo; Nina H Antoljak; Mateusz-Milan Stanojevic
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Series: European anthropology in translation, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English-language edView all editions and formats
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"This important study shows that at a time in which Croatia was perceived as a homogenized nation-in-the-making, there were tensions and ruptures within Croatian society caused by newly arrived refugees and displaced persons from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Refugees who, in spite of their common ethnicity with the homeland population, were treated as foreigners, indeed, as unwanted aliens."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Čapo, Jasna.
Strangers either way.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608395865
Online version:
Čapo, Jasna.
Strangers either way.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608412270
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jasna Čapo; Nina H Antoljak; Mateusz-Milan Stanojevic
ISBN: 9781845453176 1845453174
OCLC Number: 84838804
Description: viii, 216 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ethnology of individuals --
The individual and her/his culture --
The relational notion of identity --
Case study: the Srijem Croats --
Polyphony, hybridity, and levels of reading: methodological-epistemological remarks --
The Srijem case as an instance of coethnic migrations --
Srijem Croats talk about themselves --
Exchanges --
One's own and other people's --
Nostalgia --
Identity building in the local environment --
"If they are doing well, we are doing well too": resignation --
"We will never get over it": the Srijem sorrow --
"There's no going back, you have to go forward": integration --
Ethnocentrism of the newcomers --
The older generation and the migration --
Before the migration: "There was money! What a life! Real life!" --
Reasons for leaving Srijem and making the decision to move --
The resettlement: the grandfathers deciding --
In the new surroundings --
From domination to dependence --
Constructing difference, identifying the self --
Attribution of difference and symbolism of collective identity --
"Good" and "bad" Croats or how to measure Croatian-ness --
About the same thing from the other side: statements by the local population in Gradina --
Between individual and collective integration into Croatian society --
At the outset: categorizing the settlers --
Activities of the migrant association --
The leaders' dilemma: equal citizens or a "sect of Srijem Croats" --
Community, identification, interaction --
Antagonism between "the established" and "the outsiders" --
The local population's perspective --
The stereotyped rhetoric of difference --
Stereotyping and individualization --
The ease of person-to-person interaction --
Conclusions --
Epilogue: ethnologist and her/his public --
To take the standpoint of the research subjects or not? --
Reactions to the restitution of the research --
Further unwanted consequences of restitution --
How to protect the research subjects --
In the end: the distinct position of an ethnologist at home.
Series Title: European anthropology in translation, v. 2.
Responsibility: Jasna Čapo Žmegač ; translated by Nina H. Antoljak, Mateusz M. Stanojević.

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Croatia gained world attention during the break-up of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. This book offers a different insight into Croatia in the 1990s: it deals with one of the consequences of the war,  Read more...

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