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Pozorne alternatywy Muhameda Filipovicia
Muhamed Filipovic’s apparent alternatives

Author(s): Tomasz Rawski
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Book-Review
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Bosnian nationalism; Muhamed Filipovic; Bosnia and Hercegovina; Bosniac identity

Summary/Abstract: This text is a review essay pertaining to Muhamed Filipovic’s book who are we, Bosniacs? The reviewer first reconstructs the idea of Bosniac identity presented in the book under review, as based on the concept of original multiculturalism. Next he criticises this idea and demonstrates its two basic weeknesses. Accordingly, he shows first that Filipovic, despite his own claims, is unable to avoid thinking in nationalist categories. Secondly, by pointing out to exclusivist, elitarist and potentially expansionist threads in Filipovic’s concept, the reviewer demonstrates its apparently only antidiscriminatory character.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 46
  • Page Range: 153-160
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish