ISBN-10:
0691001758
ISBN-13:
9780691001753
Pub. Date:
10/30/1995
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Being Muslim the Bosnian Way: Identity and Community in a Central Bosnian Village / Edition 1

Being Muslim the Bosnian Way: Identity and Community in a Central Bosnian Village / Edition 1

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Being Muslim the Bosnian Way: Identity and Community in a Central Bosnian Village / Edition 1

"I have been able to follow a Bosnian community over a period of six years, during which it has undergone dramatic changes. In the late 1980s people were working hard against economic crisis. In 1990 they were full of optimism for the future. In January 1993 the village was in fear, surrounded by war on all sides. In April 1993 it was attacked by Croat forces. In October 1993 none of the Muslims in the village remained. They had either fled, been placed in detention camps, or been killed."

Thus begins Tone Bringa's moving ethnographic account of Bosnian Muslims' lives in a rural village located near Sarajevo. Although they represent a majority of the population in the Republic of bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Muslims are still members of a minority culture in the region that was once Yugoslavia. The question of ethno- national identity has become paramount in this society, and the author focuses on religion as the defining characteristic of identity. Bringa pays particular attention to the roles that women play in defining Muslim identities, and she examines the importance of the household as a Muslim identity sphere. In so doing, she illuminates larger issues of what constitutes "nationality."

This is a gripping and heartfelt account of a community that has been torn apart by ethno-political conflict. It will attract readers of all backgrounds who want to learn more about one of the most intractable wars of the late twentieth century and the people who have been so tragically affected.

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ISBN-13: 9780691001753
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/30/1995
Series: Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 897,210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Tone Bringa has a permanent lectureship in Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
A Note on Language and Pronunciation
Introduction3
1History, Identity, and the Yugoslav Dream12
2A Bosnian Village37
3Men, Women, and the House85
4Marriage and Marriage Procedures119
5Caring for the Living and the Souls of the Dead158
6Debating Islam and Muslim Identity197
Notes233
Glossary of Bosnian Terms253
Bibliography259
Index277

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