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HadžiMuhamedović, Safet (2018) Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape. New York and Oxford: Berghahn. (Articulating Journeys: Festivals, Memorials and Homecomings)

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Abstract

Waiting for Elijah is an intimate portrait of time-reckoning, syncretism, and proximity in one of the world’s most polarized landscapes, the Bosnian Field of Gacko. Centered on the shared harvest feast of Elijah’s Day, the once eagerly awaited pinnacle of the annual cycle, the book shows how the fractured postwar landscape beckoned the return of communal life that entails such waiting. This seemingly paradoxical situation—waiting to wait—becomes a starting point for a broader discussion on the complexity of time set between cosmology, nationalism, and embodied memories of proximity.

Item Type: Authored Books
Keywords: anthropology, Bosnia, landscape, time, chronotope, conflict, memory, encounter, syncretism
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
ISBN: 978-1-78533-856-4
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 14:09
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/30121
Related URLs: https://www.ber ... amedovicWaiting (Publisher URL)
Funders: Other, Other

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