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Rebordering Sarajevo

  • Mirjana Ristic
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)

Abstract

This chapter discusses how the post-war ethnic division of Bosnia-Herzegovina is mediated through everyday urban infrastructure in the border zone between Sarajevo and East Sarajevo. It analyses how street names, script and colors operate as tools for delineation of ethnic territories, and how inscription of place identity purified the city of symbols of mix or difference. The argument is that the ethnic division that the war was fought for has transformed into an ongoing ‘cold war’ through different forms of spatial discourse that frame mental barriers that become embedded in everyday urban life and shape people’s actions and interactions in public space. The chapter highlights the potency of the apparently intangible elements of architecture and urban space in negotiating socio-spatial borders.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirjana Ristic
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  1. 1.Institute for SociologyTechnical University of DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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