Summary of Findings and Conclusions

  • Jonna Rock


This chapter provides a summary of the main arguments made throughout the monograph. I sum up (1) the differences in identification between the three Sarajevo Sephardic generations and my interviewees’ reflections—or lack thereof—on gender; (2) the interviewees’ absorption of elite-determined linguistic identities; (3) their fear of a loss of the Jewish-Sephardic identification in their lives; (4) the implications of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s linguistic discrimination against its Jews and (5) the combination of South Slavic languages and non-Slavic minorities. I moreover present a broader Jewish relationship with language and culture. At last, I summarize the questions I explored in this book and my findings in regard to those questions. The evaluation of my findings is followed by directions for further research.


Conclusions Evaluation Gender Generations Jewish language and culture Linguistic identities Loss of identity Sarajevo Sephardim South Slavic languages 


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  • Jonna Rock
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  1. 1.Institut für SlawistikHumboldt University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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