By Cathie Carmichael

ISBN-10: 0203218337

ISBN-13: 9780203218334

ISBN-10: 0203294831

ISBN-13: 9780203294833

ISBN-10: 0415274168

ISBN-13: 9780415274166

Ethnic detoxing within the Balkans seems to be on the phenomenon of ethnic detoxification within the Balkans during the last 2 hundred years. It argues that the occasions that happened in this time will be demystified, that the South East of Europe was once no longer destined to develop into violent and that buildings of the Balkans as endemically violent misses a very important political element and historic point.Carmichael presents an account of ethnic detoxification within the Balkans as a unmarried historic phenomenon and brings jointly an unlimited array of fundamental and secondary assets to provide a concise and available argument. This publication should be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of eu experiences, heritage and comparative politics.

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80 More recently, on the Hungarian border with Vojvodina in a camp housing Bosnian refugees, there were two nearby cafes frequented by Serbs and Muslims respectively. ’81 After dark, people were only identifiable by common language and inebriation and ceased to care about other forms of alterity. In Macedonia in 1939, a traveller asked men and women why they did not dance the kolo together and was told, ‘It has always been like this in these parts. ’82 These stories illustrate that there were complex and ambivalent reactions to Muslims and Islam at the level of popular culture, which was never so definitively anti-Muslim as Njegoå ‘imagined’.

Jovana, aged 102, stated that ‘[t]he Turks were evil. ’35 She remarked that the custom allowing a widow to marry her husband’s brother was ‘disgusting’ and the use of cosmetics by the women made Anti-Islam 25 them ‘stink’. 36 Another informant, Ljubica aged 112, when asked her opinion of poturice (Christian converts to Islam) replied: ‘[M]ost of the Turks round here are our people . . They should be ashamed of themselves. ’37 An ambivalence towards Muslims, from Karadøić onwards is an important aspect of Serbian and Montenegrin national consciousness.

96 The notorious lecture given by Vasa Æubrilović in 1937 to the Srpski kulturni klub about the ethnic cleansing of Albanians from Kosovo97 contains a distillation of his anti-Islamic prejudices and selforientalization. Kosovo and Bosnia were the sites of particularly vicious interethnic fighting in the period from 1941 to 1945. 98 It is estimated between 86,000 and 103,000 Slav Muslims were killed in Bosnia and Sandøak. Many perished at the hands of Serb nationalist Æetnici. e. 101 During the Second World War, the Æetnik ideologue Stevan Moljević, who advocated ‘cleansing the land of all non-Serb elements’, believed that the government in exile in London ‘should resolve the issue (of emigration) with Turkey’,102 although with the Communist ascent to power and the defamation of the Æetnik movement, the plan remained a theory, seemingly relegated to the past.

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