Yearnings in the Meantime: 'Normal Lives' and the State in a Sarajevo Apartment Complex

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Berghahn Books, 1 черв. 2015 р. - 262 стор.

Shortly after the book’s protagonists moved into their apartment complex in Sarajevo, they, like many others, were overcome by the 1992-1995 war and the disintegration of socialist Yugoslavia More than a decade later, in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, they felt they were collectively stuck in a time warp where nothing seemed to be as it should be. Starting from everyday concerns, this book paints a compassionate yet critical portrait of people’s sense that they were in limbo, trapped in a seemingly endless “Meantime.” Ethnographically investigating yearnings for “normal lives” in the European semi-periphery, it proposes fresh analytical tools to explore how the time and place in which we are caught shape our hopes and fears.

 

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Introduction
1
PART I Figuring Normal Lives
31
Chapter 1 Normal Lives
33
Chapter 2 Waiting for a Bus
59
Chapter 3 Wartime Gridding for Normal Lives
87
PART II Diagnosing Daytonitis
121
There Is No System
123
We Are Pattering in Place
157
PART III Living with Daytonitis
187
Chapter 6 Conviviality in the Meantime
189
Epilogue
221
References
233
Index
243
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Stef Jansen is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. He is also the co-editor of Struggles for Home: Violence, Hope and the Movement of People (Berghahn 2008, with S. Löfving), and has conducted ethnographic research in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1996.

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