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Project: War anomie

In this project, the obscure practices and rhetoric of the war is analysed, the emotions and moral of the war, human interaction during horrific captivity and escape but also the individual requirements on restored respect and dignity when war experiences portrayed in the life stories.

Project information

Project manager
Goran Basic
Other project members
David Wästerfors, Lund University, Sweden
Timetable
2016-
Subject
Pedagogy, sociology, social work, social psychology (Department of Pedagogy and Learning, Faculty of Social Sciences)

More about the project

In this project the obscure practices and rhetoric of the war is analysed, the emotions and moral of the war, human interaction during horrific captivity and escape but also the individual requirements on restored respect and dignity when war experiences portrayed in the life stories.

The project takes a different approach on ethnical and international conflicts by bringing the war back to ground level and intrusively analyse its moods, feelings, rituals and morals. Here – under the radar of usual media coverage – we can find the bizarre everyday life of the war.

The material that is analysed is mainly from field studies in post-war Bosnia and interviews with refugees and former soldiers from there. In addition, examples from other wars and conflicts are used.