The Divided City And The Grassroots: The (un)making Of Ethnic Divisions In Mostar by Giulia CarabelliThe Divided City And The Grassroots: The (un)making Of Ethnic Divisions In Mostar by Giulia Carabelli

The Divided City And The Grassroots: The (un)making Of Ethnic Divisions In Mostar

byGiulia Carabelli

Hardcover | March 22, 2018

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Focusing on Mostar, a city in Bosnia Herzegovina that became the epitome of ethnic divisions during the Yugoslav wars, this cutting edge book considers processes of violent partitioning in cities. Providing an in-depth understanding of the social, political, and mundane dynamics that keep cities polarized, it examines the potential that moments of inter-ethnic collaboration hold in re-imaging these cities as other than divided. Against the backdrop of normalised practices of ethnic partitioning, the book studies both 'planned' and 'unplanned' moments of disruption; it looks at how networks of solidarity come into existence regardless of identity politics as well as the role of organised grassroots groups that attempt to create more inclusive; and it critically engages with urban spaces of resistance. Challenging the representation of the city as merely a site of ethnic divisions, the author also explores the complexities arising from living in a city that validates its citizens solely through ethnicity. Elaborating on the relationships between space, culture and social change, this book is a key read for scholars, students, and urban practitioners studying ethnically divided cities worldwide. 

Giulia Carabelli is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, GoÌttingen, Germany. She holds a PhD in Sociology at Queen's University Belfast, a Masters in Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, London and a BA in History of Islamic Architecture at Ca'Foscari University of Veni...
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Title:The Divided City And The Grassroots: The (un)making Of Ethnic Divisions In MostarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:191 pages, 21 × 14.8 × 2.49 inPublished:March 22, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811077770

ISBN - 13:9789811077777

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Imagining, Planning and Building Mostar after the War.- The Everyday Life of Mostar.- Grassroots Movements and the Production of (other) Space(s).- Conclusion.