"A gdje su oni bili dosad?" Starenje, skrb i napuštanje u jednom Bosanskom gradu

Translated title of the contribution: Where were they until now?" Aging, care and abandonment in a Bosnian town

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Abstract

This article delves into Bosnia-Herzegovina, and especially into the town of Bihać, to ethnographically examine the changing nature of the state and family as visible through practices of elder care. I use my ethnographic data gathered at a nursing home Vitalis in Bihać, and especially the predicament of an elderly Bosnian woman whom I call Zemka, to argue that both the state and family in postwar and postsocialist Bosnia-Herzegovina materialize as semi-absent. In the process of unpacking these multiple semi-absences, I reveal the lived effects of changing postwar and postsocialist state, and altering kinship relations as they affect "ordinary" people.

Translated title of the contributionWhere were they until now?" Aging, care and abandonment in a Bosnian town
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)3-57
Number of pages55
JournalEtnoloska Tribina
Volume45
Issue number38
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Care
  • Family
  • Semi-absence
  • Socialism and postsocialism
  • The state
  • War and postwar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology

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