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Förstörelse av kulturella, historiska och religiösa objekt under kriget i Bosnien och Hercegovina

Sporo, Adnan LU (2015) FKVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Deliberate and systematic destruction of cultural, historical and religious sites was an integral part of the ethnic cleansing policy used by the Serbian separatist forces in Bosnia and Hercegovina during the war between 1992 and 1995. In this essay I discuss deliberate and systematic destruction as a way of “killing memory” in a process of creating new Serbian national identity. In a society such as Bosnia and Hercegovina with its own distinct culture and history, Serbian politicians had to use historical revisionism as a tool for creating an image of ancient Serbian national community that was once again under attack from the old enemy: the Muslims. This process of creating new identity can be traced trough statements in media made by... (More)
Deliberate and systematic destruction of cultural, historical and religious sites was an integral part of the ethnic cleansing policy used by the Serbian separatist forces in Bosnia and Hercegovina during the war between 1992 and 1995. In this essay I discuss deliberate and systematic destruction as a way of “killing memory” in a process of creating new Serbian national identity. In a society such as Bosnia and Hercegovina with its own distinct culture and history, Serbian politicians had to use historical revisionism as a tool for creating an image of ancient Serbian national community that was once again under attack from the old enemy: the Muslims. This process of creating new identity can be traced trough statements in media made by the Serbian politicians. I have analysed TV-interviews with Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and Milorad Dodik where statements, indicative of identity construction, are made. My conclusion is that historical revisionism, and by extension new Serbian identity, would not have been credible without prior destruction of Bosnian cultural heritage. (Less)
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Sporo, Adnan LU
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organization
alternative title
Kulturellt folkmord som verktyg vid identitetsskapande
course
FKVK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
collective amnesia, collective memory, nationalism, cultural destruction, identity creation, Bosnia and Herzegovina
language
Swedish
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7759774
date added to LUP
2015-09-09 17:03:22
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2015-09-09 17:03:22
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  abstract     = {Deliberate and systematic destruction of cultural, historical and religious sites was an integral part of the ethnic cleansing policy used by the Serbian separatist forces in Bosnia and Hercegovina during the war between 1992 and 1995. In this essay I discuss deliberate and systematic destruction as a way of “killing memory” in a process of creating new Serbian national identity. In a society such as Bosnia and Hercegovina with its own distinct culture and history, Serbian politicians had to use historical revisionism as a tool for creating an image of ancient Serbian national community that was once again under attack from the old enemy: the Muslims. This process of creating new identity can be traced trough statements in media made by the Serbian politicians. I have analysed TV-interviews with Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and Milorad Dodik where statements, indicative of identity construction, are made. My conclusion is that historical revisionism, and by extension new Serbian identity, would not have been credible without prior destruction of Bosnian cultural heritage.},
  author       = {Sporo, Adnan},
  keyword      = {collective amnesia,collective memory,nationalism,cultural destruction,identity creation,Bosnia and Herzegovina},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Förstörelse av kulturella, historiska och religiösa objekt under kriget i Bosnien och Hercegovina},
  year         = {2015},
}