Burn This House: The Making and Unmaking of Yugoslavia

Burn This House: The Making and Unmaking of Yugoslavia

by Jasminka Udovicki, James Ridgeway

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822380917
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 966 KB

About the Author

Jasminka Udovicki is Professor of Sociology at the Massachusetts College of Art.

James Ridgeway is Washington correspondent for the Village Voice.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Preface, James Ridgeway Introduction, Jasminka Udovički The Bonds and the Fault Lines, Jasminka Udovički The Making of Yugoslavia: 1830--1945, Branka Prpa-Jovanović Tito: 1945–1980, Mirko Tepavac The Interlude: 1980–1990, Jasminka Udovički and Ivan Torov The Media Wars: 1987–1997, Milan Milošević The Army’s Collapse, Stipe Sikavica Croatia: The First War, Ejub Štitkovac Bosnia and Hercegovina: The Second War, Jasminka Udovički and Ejub Štitkovac International Aspects of theWars in Former Yugoslavia: 1990–1996, Susan L. Woodward The Resistance in Serbia, Ivan Torov The Opposition in Croatia, Sven Balas Neither War Nor Peace, Jasminka Udovički Kosovo, Jasminka Udovički Bibliography Contributors Index

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