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Author Franz, Barbara, 1968-

Title Uprooted and unwanted : Bosnian refugees in Austria and the United States / Barbara Franz
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 208 pages) : maps
Series Eugenia and Hugh M. Stewart '26 series on Eastern Europe
Eugenia and Hugh M. Stewart '26 series on Eastern Europe.
Contents International economic and political involvement in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Bosnian refugees and changes in asylum law in the European Union, Austria, and the United States -- Residence and initial problems in Austria and the United States -- Settlement realities for Bosnians in Vienna and New York City -- Bosnian women's social position in the former Yugoslavia -- American nativism, patriotism, and nationalism -- Austrian identity formation vis-à-vis the foreigner on the "Island of the blessed."
Summary "The aftermath of the Bosnian conflicts has left many refugees needing to establish new lives, often in radically different cultures. In Uprooted and Unwanted, Barbara Franz offers a look at how these refugees have fared in two representative cities - Vienna and New York City." "Between 1991 and 2001, some 30,000 Bosnian refugees settled in Austria, and 120,000 found their way to the United States. Franz focuses on the strategies, skills, and informal networks used by Bosnian refugees, particularly women, to adapt to official policies and administrative practices in their host societies. Her analysis concludes that historically inaccurate ideas on how to deal with displaced persons have led to policies in both Europe and North America that have adversely affected those whose lives have been devastated by war."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-199) and index
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Subject Bosnian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Bosnians -- Austria -- Vienna -- Social conditions.
Refugees -- Austria -- Vienna -- Social conditions.
Refugees -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Refugees.
New York (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Vienna (Austria) -- Ethnic relations.
Vienna (Austria) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004017990
ISBN 1603446559 (electronic bk.)
9781603446556 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)