WechselWirkungen: Austria-Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the Western Balkans, 1878-1918 by Clemens RuthnerWechselWirkungen: Austria-Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the Western Balkans, 1878-1918 by Clemens Ruthner

WechselWirkungen: Austria-Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the Western Balkans, 1878-1918

EditorClemens Ruthner, Diana Reynolds Cordileone, Ursula Reber

Hardcover | April 28, 2015

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What can post/colonial studies and their approaches contribute to our understanding of the Austro-Hungarian (k.u.k.) occupation and administration of Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1878 to 1914?
This anthology presents some possible answers to this research question which goes back to a workshop held at the University of Antwerp in 2005. Later more researchers were invited from the small international circle of established and emerging experts to contribute to this new perspective on the imperial intermezzo of Bosnia-Herzegovina (which is usually overshadowed by the two World Wars and the Yugoslav Succession Wars of the 1990s). Alternative readings of both Austrian and Bosnian history, literature, and culture are meant to serve as a third way, as it were, bypassing the discursive fallacies of Habsburg nostalgia and nationalist self-victimization.
As a result, the essays of this interdisciplinary volume (collected and available in print for the first time) focus on the impact the Austro-Hungarian presence has had on Bosnia-Herzegovina and vice versa. They consider both the contemporary imperialist setting as well as the expansionist desire of the Habsburg Monarchy directed southward. Exploring the double meaning of the German title WechselWirkungen, the authors consider the consequences of occupation, colonization and annexation as a paradigm shift affecting both sides: not only intervention and interaction at a political, economic, social, cultural, and religious level, but also imposed hegemony along with cultural transfer and hybridity. Finally, the imperial gaze at the Balkan region outside of the Habsburg territories is included in the form of three exemplary case studies on Albania and Montenegro.
Clemens Ruthner is Professor of German and European Studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His teaching and research interests include Austrian and German nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, Central European studies, images of the Self and the Other (alterity), postcolonial studies, and literary/ cultural theory. He has ...
Title:WechselWirkungen: Austria-Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the Western Balkans, 1878-1918Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.06 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: Clemens Ruthner: Bosnia-Herzegovin: post/colonial? – Raymond Detrez: Reluctance and Determination: The Prelude to the Austro-Hungarian Occupation of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1878 – Ian Sethre: Occupation and Nation-Building in Bosnia-Herzegovina,1878-1914 – Robert J. Donia: The Proximate Colony: Bosnia-Herzegovina under Austro-Hungarian – Bojan Aleksov: Habsburg Confessionalism and Confessional Policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Aydan Babuna: The Story of Bošnjastvo – Zijad Šehic: Das Militärwesen in Bosnien-Herzegowina, 1878-1918 – Maximilian Hartmuth: K.(u.)k. colonial? Contextualizing Architecture and Urbanism in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1878-1918 – Diana Reynolds Cordileone: Inventing Traditions in Bosnia: The Carpet Factory in Sarajevo, 1878-1918 – Bojan Bujic: Artistic or Political Manifestation? Organized Music-Making in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Austro-Hungarian Period – Clemens Ruthner: Besetzungen: A Post/Colonial Reading of Austro-Hungarian and German Cultural Narratives on Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1878-1918 – Nikola Ornig: «Der fortschrittliche Moslim»? Zum Bild der muslimischen Bevölkerung
Bosniens zwischen «modernem» Islam und kultureller Alterität – Riccardo Concetti: Halbmond über der Narenta im medialen Wandel. Robert Michels Produktion zwischen Roman und Film – Nedad Memic: Sprachwende zum Westen. Zur Internationalisierung des Wortschatzes in der bosnisch-herzegowinischen Presse des 19. Jahrhunderts – Stikn Vervaet: Cultural Politics, Nation Building and Literary Imagery: Towards a Post-colonial Reading of the Literature(s) of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1878-1918 – Marina Antic: Historicizing Bosnia: Kosta Hörmann and Bosnia’s Encounter with Modernity – Christian Marchetti: «Frontier Ethnography». Zur colonial situation der österreichischen Volkskunde auf dem Balkan im Ersten Weltkrieg – Isa Blumi: Seeing Beyond the River Drin: Ottoman Albanians and Imperial Rivalry in the Balkans after 1878 – Ursula Reber: Habsburgische Begegnungen mit nomadischen Kriegerstämmen. Montenegro als strategischer Schauplatz.