Post-Conflict Monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Unfinished Histories, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Post-Conflict Monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Unfinished Histories, 1st Edition

By Uroš Čvoro

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112 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367138424
pub: 2020-05-07
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Description

At a time of dramatic struggles over monuments around the world, this book examines monuments that have been erected in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since 1996.

Examining the historical precedents for the high rate of monument-building, and its links to ongoing political instability and national animosity, this book identifies the culture of remembrance in BiH as symptomatic of a broader shift: a monumentalisation and privatisation of history. It provides an argument for how to account for the politics of contemporary nation-state formation, control of space, trauma and revisions of history in a region that has been subject to prolonged instability and crisis.

This book will be of interest to scholars in contemporary art, museum studies, war and conflict studies, and European studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Cutting though the nationalist tangle; 1. Monumentalisation of History; 2. Privatisation of History; 3. Temporal Narratives of BiH post-war Monuments; Afterword

About the Author

Uroš Čvoro is Senior Lecturer in Art Theory at University of New South Wales.

About the Series

Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies

Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies presents short-form books on varied topics within the fields of art history and visual studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART015000
ART / History / General
ART015030
ART / European
ART015110
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART037000
ART / Art & Politics
ART059000
ART / Museum Studies
HIS010010
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
POL033000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
POL058000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European
POL061000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Genocide & War Crimes