Managing Ambiguity - Studie von Čarna Brković erschienen

24.07.2017 (13:54)

Wie Klientelismus, Staatsbürgerschaft und Macht die Persönlichkeit in Bosnien und Herzegowina formen

Čarna Brković, Postdoktorandin der Graduiertenschulefür Ost- und Südosteuropastudien in Regensburg, hat soeben ihre anthropologische Stude "Managing Ambiguity. How Clientelism, Citizenship, and Power Shape Personhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina" im US-amerikanischen Wissenschaftsverlag Berghahn Books veröffentlicht. Das Buch ist der 31. Band der Schriftenreihe der European Association of Social-Anthropologists (EASA).

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Why do people turn to personal connections to get things done? Exploring the role of favors in social welfare systems in postwar, postsocialist Bosnia and Herzegovina, this volume provides a new theoretical angle on links between ambiguity and power. It demonstrates that favors were not an instrumental tactic of survival, nor a way to reproduce oneself as a moral person. Instead, favors enabled the insertion of personal compassion into the heart of the organization of welfare. The study follows how neoliberal insistence on local community, flexibility, and self-responsibility was translated into clientelist modes of relating and back, and how this fostered a specific mode of power.

 

Čarna Brković: Managing Ambiguity. How Clientelism, Citizenship, and Power Shape Personhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina, New York; Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017.

208 pages, 2 figures, 1 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN: 978-1-78533-414-6 $120.00/£85.00 Hb
eISBN: 978-1-78533-415-3 eBook

Cover: © 2017 – Berghahn Books

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