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Shaping Social Identities After Violent Conflict

Youth in the Western Balkans

Editors: Pratto, F., Žeželj, I., Maloku, E., Turjačanin, V., Branković, M. (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on several ethnic groups in four different countries in the Western Balkans
  • Draws conclusions about the differences and similarities in identity processes across these regions
  • Informs current debates about the psychological effects of majority/minority status
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About this book

This book examines the identities of young adults in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and Macedonia. With research drawn from a large multidisciplinary project exploring a potential for reconciliation in post-conflict societies, the authors discuss the interplay between ethnic, religious and national identities that have been the source of recent violent conflicts. They focus on people aged 18-30, representing generations that are socialized after the wars, but live in ethnically divided societies burdened with a difficult history. Another aim of the project was to compare majority and minority perspectives within each country, and to provide a unique view on how to reinterpret and build more inclusive social identities. Scholars and organizations interested in areas of social psychology, political science and sociology will find this research of great value.

About the authors

Felicia Pratto is Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, USA. Her research concerns social cognitive processes that contribute to group biases, intergroup relations, particularly power and the structuring of sexism and ethnocentrism, and international violence. She is co-creator of ‘Social Dominance Theory’.

Iris Žeželj is Assistant Professor of social Psychology at Belgrade University, Serbia. Her main areas of interest are social cognition, biases in memory, self-knowledge and group perception and inter-group relations. She has lead several international research projects on these topics.

Edona Maloku is Lecturer of Psychology at RIT Kosovo. Her research interests cover the national identity-building process in Kosovo’s new state and its effects on inter-ethnic relations after the conflict. 

Vladimir Turjačanin is Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His professional interests are in the area of ethnicity, ethnic relations, social identity, gender stereotypes and religious prejudice.

Marija Branković works in  Faculty of  Media and Communications at Singidunum University, Serbia. Her research focuses on psychological defences from the existential anxieties and their impact on social behaviour, self and social identifications, intergroup relations, persuasion and argumentation.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Pratto, Felicia

  • Setting the Stage: Research on National, Ethnic, and Religious Identities after the Recent Violent Conflicts in the Western Balkans

    Pages 13-51

    Branković, Marija (et al.)

  • Methods Section: Quantitative and Qualitative Examination of Social Identities and Their Mutual Relations

    Pages 53-67

    Jovanović, Olja (et al.)

  • Ethnic, Religious, and National Identities among Young Bosniaks and Serbs in Minority and Majority Contexts in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Pages 69-88

    Turjačanin, Vladimir (et al.)

  • Is It Always Us or Them: How Do Young Serbs and Bosniaks Perceive Intergroup Borders?

    Pages 89-112

    Jovanović, Olja (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62021-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62020-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87215-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shaping Social Identities After Violent Conflict
Book Subtitle
Youth in the Western Balkans
Editors
  • Felicia Pratto
  • Iris Žeželj
  • Edona Maloku
  • Vladimir Turjačanin
  • Marija Branković
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62021-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62021-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62020-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87215-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 196
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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