Vasiliki P. Neofotistos. The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012

Fabio Mattioli

Abstract


Ethnicity is a theme that has dominated the anthropology of the Balkans for the past twenty years. Anthropologists have questioned assumptions regarding the “natural” character of ethnicity and have shown both its construction and negotiation in everyday life. Yet very few authors have discussed ethnicity as potential: how does the risk of ethnic conflict, more than its actual presence, shape everyday life? This is the central issue Vasiliki Neofotistos tackles in her book The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia.


Keywords


The Yugoslav Conflict; Performances of Civility; Collective Memory of Violence; Anthropology of Fear; Macedonian Collective Memory

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