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Remaking Muslim Lives – Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

David Henig

Abstract

Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina examines what it means to live a Muslim life amid the political ruptures, economic deprivation, and transformation of religious institutions in postsocialist, postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina. Popular representations of Muslim communities in Southeastern Europe have long featured simplistic images of Muslims’ lost faith, and of Islam as serving the interests of nationalism and identity politics. Drawing on a decade of ethnographic research, this book challenges these stereotypes. Through an exploration of the everyday experience ... More

Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian war, care, ethnography, everyday historical work, Islam, postconflict recovery, postsocialism, suffering, vital exchange

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043291
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043291.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Henig, author
Utrecht University

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