Balkan | -s - Part 67

posted by PP on 2007/02/20 13:32

[ Balkan | -s ]

The homepage of the research project New and Ambiguous Nation-building Processes in South-eastern Europe has gone online.

This research project examines four specific nation-building processes in South-eastern Europe after 1945: the Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim), Macedonian, Moldovan and Montenegrin cases. The main focus of the interdisciplinary research of the project is on popular perceptions of nation-building.

How did 'ordinary' people in these four countries, faced with communist and post-communist nation-building efforts, appropriate, reject or modify official notions of (new) national identity? By what means was identification with the new nation achieved, such as career migration and the nationalisation of cultural practices as well as symbols?
By providing historical and anthropological perspectives, this comparative study of recent and, in some respect, ambiguous nation-building processes wants to break new scientific ground. The research also intends new insights into politically-sound and scientifically-relevant problems with respect to nationalism and
national identity in South-eastern Europe.

The project is implemented by the Institute for East-European Studies at the FU Berlin and the Department for Southeast European History at the University of Graz.
It is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Austrian Science Fund.


Senior Editor

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(Weitere Informationen hier)
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[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
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(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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