The Everyday Life of Mostar

  • Giulia Carabelli
Part of the The Contemporary City book series (TCONTCI)


This chapter explores the everyday of Mostar to discuss empirically and conceptually how the ethnic division is constantly negotiated and reinvented. Merging data and experience from the author’s fieldwork, the chapter accounts for the practice of meeting up for coffee as one of the main characteristics of Mostar’s everyday life where (often) contested narratives of ethno-national belonging emerge. By highlighting the fluidity of the everyday, this chapter discusses how the totalising ideal of ethno-national subjectivity is negotiated and reinterpreted, which reveals the possibility of transformative politics within quotidian practices as potential spaces of resistance.


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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious DiversityGöttingenGermany

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