The Past in Exile

ab 24,90 

Birgit Bock-Luna

Serbian Long-Distance Nationalism and Identity in the Wake of the Third Balkan War

ISBN 978-3-8258-9752-9
Band-Nr. 9
Jahr 2007
Seiten 264
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Forum Europäische Ethnologie

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-9752-9 Kategorien: , ,


In this study of identity politics, memory and long-distance nationalism among Serbian
migrants in California, the author examines the complicated ways in which visions of the past
are used to form Diaspora subjects and make claims to the homeland in the present. Drawing
on extended fieldwork in the San Francisco Bay Area community, she shows how the
Yugoslav wars generated a revaluation Serbian history and personal life stories, resulting in
the strengthening of ethnic identity. Nevertheless, strategies for dealing with rupture and
change also included contestation of exile nationalism.