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Transitions and Traditions: Redefining Kinship, Nation and Gender in Kosova
Transitions and Traditions: Redefining Kinship, Nation and Gender in Kosova

Author(s): Nita Luci
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: LIT Verlag
Keywords: blood-feud; Kosova; kinship; manhood; oral-history;

Summary/Abstract: The paper aims to account for the re-conceptions of family, gender and nation in the contexts of “post-conflict” and “post-socialist” developments in Kosova. I analyze two relevant moments in Kosova’s recent history: the reconciliation of blood feuds in the early 1990s and the sexual violence committed against women during the recent war in Kosova (1999). Through an analysis of oral histories, Yugoslav state policies (family planning, welfare, etc.), and Kosovar “nation-making” politics, this paper explores the intersections of these events within contested articulations of memories of violence, their implications for reconstructions of “tradition” (customary law, masculinity and femininity), and recent renderings of “national history” in Kosova.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 143-169
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: English