How Generations Remember (2016)
Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina
This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and 'rewritten' following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events.
memory, collective memory, generation, life course, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar, memory politics, Yugoslavia, narrative, ethnography, anthropology, history, nostalgia, Erinnerung, kollektive Erinnerung, Generation, Bosnien und Herzegovina, Erinnerungspolitik, Jugoslawien, Narrativ, Lebensabschnitt, Ethnographie, Anthropologie, Geschichte, Nostalgie