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Tills kriget skiljer oss åt - Blandäktenskap, en väg till förening mellan de etniska grupperna i Bosnien-Hercegovina?

Ottosson, Madelen LU (2012) MRSK30 20112
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
A mixed marriage is defined as a social union between the couples families and friends where emotional bonds are tied across borders. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how a mixed marriage can contribute to a union between the ethnic groups in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnia-Herzegovina is a multiethnic country populated by three different nationalities, Bosnian Croats, Bosnian Serbs and Bosniaks. I will explain the relationship between the groups and according to my theory describe how group identification and separation results in a feeling of “us” and “them”. The theory also includes how the image of the other can overcome through a mixed marriage.
The analyze is based on my interviews with couples living in mixed marriages in... (More)
A mixed marriage is defined as a social union between the couples families and friends where emotional bonds are tied across borders. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how a mixed marriage can contribute to a union between the ethnic groups in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnia-Herzegovina is a multiethnic country populated by three different nationalities, Bosnian Croats, Bosnian Serbs and Bosniaks. I will explain the relationship between the groups and according to my theory describe how group identification and separation results in a feeling of “us” and “them”. The theory also includes how the image of the other can overcome through a mixed marriage.
The analyze is based on my interviews with couples living in mixed marriages in Sweden, originally from the city Mostar in Bosnia-Hercegivna. The interviews and my research on intermarriage and reconciliation policies in Bosnia-Herzegovina, shows how a mixed marriage can be a way to reconcile the groups after the Bosnian war between 1992-1995. My conclusion shows both that mixed marriage can be a way to unite different groups, but also the problematic with mixed marriage today. The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina separated ethnic groups and the geographical separation between the populating in Mostar hampered the ability to marry across borders. Today Bosnia-Herzegovina is characterized by a nationalist policy and still a separated country between the ethnic groups. (Less)
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author
Ottosson, Madelen LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Bosnian War, Ethnicity, Identity, Religion, Mostar, Mixed marriage, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Conflict resolution, Mänskliga rättigheter, Human rights
language
Swedish
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2277418
date added to LUP
2012-03-06 09:14:48
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
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  abstract     = {A mixed marriage is defined as a social union between the couples families and friends where emotional bonds are tied across borders. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how a mixed marriage can contribute to a union between the ethnic groups in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnia-Herzegovina is a multiethnic country populated by three different nationalities, Bosnian Croats, Bosnian Serbs and Bosniaks. I will explain the relationship between the groups and according to my theory describe how group identification and separation results in a feeling of “us” and “them”. The theory also includes how the image of the other can overcome through a mixed marriage. 
 The analyze is based on my interviews with couples living in mixed marriages in Sweden, originally from the city Mostar in Bosnia-Hercegivna. The interviews and my research on intermarriage and reconciliation policies in Bosnia-Herzegovina, shows how a mixed marriage can be a way to reconcile the groups after the Bosnian war between 1992-1995. My conclusion shows both that mixed marriage can be a way to unite different groups, but also the problematic with mixed marriage today. The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina separated ethnic groups and the geographical separation between the populating in Mostar hampered the ability to marry across borders. Today Bosnia-Herzegovina is characterized by a nationalist policy and still a separated country between the ethnic groups.},
  author       = {Ottosson, Madelen},
  keyword      = {Bosnian War,Ethnicity,Identity,Religion,Mostar,Mixed marriage,Bosnia-Herzegovina,Conflict resolution,Mänskliga rättigheter,Human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tills kriget skiljer oss åt - Blandäktenskap, en väg till förening mellan de etniska grupperna i Bosnien-Hercegovina?},
  year         = {2012},
}