Burn This House: The Making and Unmaking of Yugoslavia / Edition 2

Burn This House: The Making and Unmaking of Yugoslavia / Edition 2

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by Jasminka Udovicki
     
 


With Muslim, Croatian, and Serbian journalists and historians as contributors, Burn This House portrays the chain of events that led to the recent wars in the heart of Europe. Comprised of critical, nonnationalist voices from the former Yugoslavia, this volume elucidates the Balkan tragedy while directing attention toward the antiwar movement and the workSee more details below

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With Muslim, Croatian, and Serbian journalists and historians as contributors, Burn This House portrays the chain of events that led to the recent wars in the heart of Europe. Comprised of critical, nonnationalist voices from the former Yugoslavia, this volume elucidates the Balkan tragedy while directing attention toward the antiwar movement and the work of the independent media that have largely been ignored by the U.S. press. Updated since its first publication in 1997, this expanded edition, more relevant than ever, includes material on new developments in Kosovo.
The contributors show that, contrary to descriptions by the Western media, the roots of the warring lie not in ancient Balkan hatreds but rather in a specific set of sociopolitical circumstances that occurred after the death of Tito and culminated at the end of the Cold War. In bringing together these essays, Serbian-born sociologist Jasminka Udovicki and Village Voice Washington correspondent James Ridgeway provide essential historical background for understanding the turmoil in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo and expose the catalytic role played by the propaganda of a powerful few on all sides of what eventually became labeled an ethnic dispute.
Burn This House offers a poignant, informative, and fully up-to-date explication of the continuing Balkan tragedy.

Contributors. Sven Balas, Milan Milosevi´c Branka Prpa-Jovanovi´c, James Ridgeway, Stipe Sikavica, Ejub Stitkovac, Mirko Tepavac, Ivan Torov, Jasminka Udovicki, Susan Woodward


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822325901
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
The Bonds and the Fault Lines11
The Making of Yugoslavia: 1830-194543
Tito: 1945-198064
The Interlude: 1980-199080
The Media Wars: 1987-1997108
The Army's Collapse130
Croatia: The First War153
Bosnia and Hercegovina: The Second War174
International Aspects of the Wars in Former Yugoslavia215
The Resistance in Serbia245
The Opposition in Croatia265
Conclusion279
Bibliography317
Contributors323
Index325

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