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Author Franz, Barbara, 1968-

Title Uprooted and unwanted : Bosnian refugees in Austria and the United States / Barbara Franz
Edition 1st ed
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2005


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 -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions
Refugees -- Austria -- Vienna -- Social conditions
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Refugees
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Ethnic relations
Refugees -- Social conditions
Social conditions
Bosnischer Flüchtling
Soziale Situation
Ethnische Beziehungen
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
United States of America.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions
Vienna (Austria) -- Social conditions
New York (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations
Vienna (Austria) -- Ethnic relations
Austria -- Vienna
New York (State) -- New York
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004017990
ISBN 9781603446556