Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy

Politicization of Religion, the Power of Symbolism

The Case of Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States

Editors: Ognjenovic, G., Jozelic, J., Ognjenovi?, G., Jozeli?, J. (Eds.)

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This book examines the role religion played in the dismantling of Yugoslavia; addressing practical concerns of inter-ethnic fighting, religiously-motivated warfare, and the role religion played within the dissolution of the nation.

About the authors

Keith Tester, University of Hull, UK Gorana Ognjenovi?, University of Oslo, Norway Jasna Jozeli?, University of Oslo, Norway Marjan Smrke, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia Nena Mo?nik, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia Frano Prcela, University of Münster Mainz & IMDC Berlin, Germany Adam Lindhagen, University of Stockholm, Sweden Amra Hadzimuhamedovi?, Commission to Preserve National Monuments, Bosnia-Herzegovina Filip Ejdus, University in Belgrade, Serbia Jelena Subotic Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA Zilka Spahi? Harvard Divinity School USA; IUS, Bosnia-Herzegovina

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“It makes an important contribution to scholarship on the religious-political aspects of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s and their aftermath. The book can be useful for anyone wishing to better understand the intersection of religion and identity politics in the region. Even those already familiar with the countries and the issues discussed can gain further valuable insight from the articles that present in-depth exploration and case studies.” (Angela Ilić, Southeastern Europe, Vol. 41 (3), 2017)


"A sobering, enlightening and eye opening account on what has happened and may happen again if we persist in our refusal to see it for what it was. A topical study of a burning issue. A must read." - Zygmunt Bauman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, The Bauman Institute, University of Leeds, UK, author of Modernity and Holocaust (1989) and Liquid Modernity (2008)

"This unique collection discusses the politicisation of religion after the collapse of a state of diverse ethnicities and religions. It shows that the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia were not time warped projects of ethnic nation-state building fed by religious symbolism, but rather pointed towards 21st century conflicts where secular space is being challenged and institutionalized religion and religious symbolism feed competing state projects and popular antagonisms. This is, indeed, a timely volume." - Tone Bringa, University of Bergen, Norway, Author of Being Muslim the Bosnian Way (1995)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politicization of Religion, the Power of Symbolism
Book Subtitle
The Case of Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States
Editors
  • G. Ognjenovic
  • J. Jozelic
  • Gorana Ognjenovi?
  • Jasna Jozeli?
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Gorana Ognjenovi? and Jasna Jozeli?
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47789-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137477897
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48412-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50337-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 223
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