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Author Doubt, Keith

Title Through the window : kinship and elopement in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Keith Doubt
Published New York : Central European University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents The study of elopement -- The liminality of elopement -- An extraordinary elopement -- Habitus in Bosnia -- Deciding in a blink -- The secret and elopement -- Elopement and ego-identity -- The risk of foreclosure in the arranged marriage -- Family folklore and elopement -- Affinal relations after elopement -- Bosnia's kin in Turkey -- Balkan ethnology -- Bosnian folk -- Ethnicity and nationality -- Accounting for Bosnian culture
Summary This book is not about war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, evil, or the killing of a society. It is about a cultural heritage, something vital to a society as a society, something that was not killed in the previous war, something that is resilient. "Through the Window" brings an original perspective to folklore of Bosnians at a certain period of time and the differences and similarities of the three main ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It examines the transethnic character of cultural heritage, against divisions that dominate their tragic recent past. The monograph focuses in particular on customs shared by different ethnic groups, specifically elopement, and affinal visitation. The elopement is a transformative rite of passage where an unmarried girl becomes a married woman. The affinal visitation, which follows, is a confirmatory ceremony where ritualized customs between families establish in-lawships These customs reflect a transethnic heritage shared by people in Bosnia as a national group, including Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats
Analysis 19th century, 20th century, Bosnia, Elopement, Ethnic relations, Ethnography, Marriage, Women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Bosnians -- Marriage customs and rites
Marriage customs and rites -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Women -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marriage -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Elopement -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Marriage customs and rites.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789633860618