Collective Memory, National Identity, and Ethnic Conflict: by Victor Roudometof

By Victor Roudometof

Roudometof offers an in-depth research of inter-ethnic family members within the southern Balkans. He examines the evolution of the Macedonian query and the construction of rival nationwide narratives by way of Greeks, Bulgarians, and Macedonians. He introduces the concept that of a countrywide narrative for you to account for the creation and proliferation of alternative different types of collective reminiscence one of the rival realms. Roudometof deconstructs the nationwide narratives of the competing aspects and exhibits the boundaries of those narratives and their biases. He additionally develops another interpretation of Macedonian nationwide formation.

The contentious factor of Macedonian nationwide minorities within the southern Balkans is tested in addition to the problem of the Albanian routine towards self-determination and succession in Kosovo and western Macedonia. Roudometof argues that the Macedonian minority teams will not be as a number of within the neighboring states because it is conventionally assumed. in regards to the Albanian nationwide query, he presents a evaluation of the post-1945 relatives among Albania and Greece, the Albanians of Kosovo and the Serbs, and the Albanians and Macedonians. He argues that the Albanian nationalist pursuits have grown out of the interplay among Albanians and their neighboring international locations and ethnic teams. a huge source for students, scholars, and different researchers concerned with the Balkans and ethnic clash solution in general.

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