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


This chapter highlights the main contributions of the book to the study of divided cities, urban conflicts, and grassroots movements in sites of extreme division. It discusses the innovative perspective offered by engaging with Lefebvre’s theory of space production and it reflects on the role and potential of spaces where ethno-national categories have been rejected, and new spatial practices created, that offer alternative modes of life in the divided city. Overall, this chapter claims the possibility to consider Mostar, and other equally divided cities, as more-than-divided, which requires a critical account of how urban life often exceeds the ‘facts’ of division.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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