Aleksandar Pavlović, Gazela Pudar Draško, Rigels Halili
July 1, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 280 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138574830 - CAT# Y382577
Series: Southeast European Studies
Identifying and explaining common views, ideas and traditions, this volume challenges the concept of Serbian-Albanian hostility by reinvestigating recent and historical events in the region. The contributors put forward critically oriented initiatives and alternatives to shed light on a range of relations and perspectives.
The central aim of the book is to ‘figure out’ the problematic relations between Serbs and Albanians – that is, to comprehend its origins and the actors involved, and to find ways to resolve and deal with this enmity. Treating the hostility as a construct of a long-running discourse about the Serbian or Albanian ‘Other’, scholars and intellectuals from Serbia, Kosovo and Albania examine the origins, channels, agents and mediums of this discourse from the 18th century to the present. Tracing the roots of the two ethnic groups' political divisions, contemporary practices and actions allows the contributors to reconsider mutually held negative perceptions and identify elements of a common, shared history. Examples of past and current cooperation are used to offer a critical analysis of all three societies.
This interdisciplinary publication brings together historiographical, literary, sociological, political, anthropological and philosophical analyses and enquiries and will be of interest to researchers in the fields of sociology, politics, cultural studies, history or anthropology; and to academics working in Slavonic and East European studies.
Chapter 1 – Forging the Enemy: the Transformation of Common Serbian-Albanian Traits into Enmity and Political Hostility
Chapter 2 – Producing Old Serbia: in the Footsteps of Travel Writers, on the Path of Folklore
Chapter 3 – "Reconquista of Old Serbia"
On the Continuity of Territorial and Demographic Policy in Kosovo
Chapter 4 The Burden of Systemic Legitimization in Socialist Yugoslavia: Discursive Reduction of Kosovo Protests
Marjan Ivković, Tamara Petrović Trifunović and Srđan Prodanović
Chapter 5 Seeing Each Other: Nesting Orientalisms and Internal Balkanism among the Albanians and South Slavs in the Former Yugoslavia
Chapter 6 – Conflicted Narratives: The 1998-1999 Kosovo War in History Textbooks in Kosovo and Serbia
Chapter 7 – Figure of the Other as an Open Project: Literary Works of Albanian Authors from Albania and Kosovo Translated in Serbia
Chapter 8 – We, Sons of the Nation: Intellectuals as Generators of Albanian and Serbian National Ideas and Programs
Chapter 9 – The Symbolism of Impotence: Intellectuals and Serbian-Albanian Relations in the Post-Yugoslav Period
Gazela Pudar Draško
Chapter 10 – Serbian-Albanian Mixed Marriages: When Patriarchy Breaks Nationalist Barriers
Chapter 11 – Cultural Heritage in Kosovo:
Strengthening Exclusion through Inclusive Legislation
Chapter 12 – "Face to Face:" Serbian-Albanian Cultural Cooperation in the Media
Chapter 13 – The Community of the Dispossessed: Women's Peace Coalition