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Sociologija i bosanskohercegovački intelektualci nakon genocida u Srebrenici
Sociology and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s intellectuals after the genocide in Srebrenica

Author(s): Adib Đozić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: sociology; genocide; Bosnia and Herzegovina’s intellectuals; Bosnia and Herzegovina’s society

Summary/Abstract: The primary task of sociology is to explain, clearly and precisely, the phenommena of society that occur within it. One of the features of violence against the society and state of Bosnia and Herzegovina is genocide. The question is whether sociology has shed scholarly light on it, including the recent genocide of the Bosniacs in Srebrenica. If sociology is not to call itself into question, it must respond at all levels to the question of the genocide perpetrated in Srebrenica, and indeed throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina: who is the subject of genocide, why was it perpetrated, what was the technique used to carry it out, and what where the socio-political and culturo-historical factors that gave rise to it. In this regard, a number of questions must be faced by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s intellectuals: what is their attitude towards the genocide in Srebrenica, and the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a whole; to what extent did intellectuals themselves participate in constructing and bringing about the anti-Bosnian, greater-state, nationalist-fascist projects; to what extent were they involved inthe historical, cultural and political denial of the ethno-national identity of the Bosniacs as one of the quintessential sub-Bosnian identities; and finally, how are they to arrive at conscious, objective intellectual projects to overcome the imposed political antagonisms of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s society and state?

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 29-30
  • Page Range: 114-131
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bosnian