You are invited to contribute to the following proposed collection
(and would you please circulate this notice to any
interested colleagues and students).
Ethnocentrism, Minority Rights and Civil Society in the Balkans
The collection will offer social science approaches to understanding
the connections and inter-relationships between ethnocentrism, minority
rights and the objective of building an "open" or "civil" society in the
Balkans. Issues of 'identity, 'cultural differences', 'gender' and
'community will be analysed from historical and sociological perspectives to
facilitate an understanding of the problems facing Balkan peoples as they
engage in social reconstruction. The role of the relevant international
peace-keeping objectives of the United nations, UNHCR, the OSCE, the
European Union and the World Bank, in building a multi-ethnic civil society
will be considered.
So far accepted chapters include:
Ismail Hasani: Title tba - Albanian culture, religion and nationalism
Fadil Maloku: Title tba - multi-ethnic conflict and resolution
Azra Hromadzic and Arancha Garcia:³War Rapes and Female Voices:
from individual suffering to collective activism²
Venetia Evergeti: Muslim minorities of Western Thrace in the Northern parts
of Greece; social processes of ethnic identity formation within minority
Lynne Christine Alice; Hatred and the politics of nation-building
Lynne Star: Title tba, Contemporary Balkan film-making and reconstruction of
It is intended that there will be a fully funded seminar to present and
discuss the chapters sometime in the 2003-04 academic year, in Bulgaria.
Offers of papers would be directed to :
Prof Dr Ismail Hasani and Prof Dr Lynne Alice at lynnealice@...