Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society 64 (2016), 4

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Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society 64 (2016), 4.
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Memories and Narratives of the 1999 NATO Bombing in Serbia


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*Editors:* SABINE RUTAR (Regensburg), Editor-in-Chief GER DUIJZINGS (Regensburg) WIM VAN MEURS (Nijmegen) *Editorial Board:* Heinz-Jürgen Axt (Duisburg-Essen) Florian Bieber (Graz) Dimitar Bechev (Sofia/Oxford) Johanna Bockman (Washington, DC) Xavier Bougarel (Paris) Ulf Brunnbauer (Regensburg) Marie-Janine Calic (München) Nina Caspersen (York) Andras Inotai (Budapest) Deema Kaneff (Birmingham) Stef Jansen (Manchester) Jürgen Jerger (Regensburg) Denisa Kostovicova (London) Ivan Krastev (Sofia) Mladen Lazić (Belgrade) Joseph Marko (Graz/Bozen) Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Bukarest/Berlin) Vjeran Pavlaković (Rijeka) Nadège Ragaru (Paris) Sabrina P. Ramet (Trondheim) Solveig Richter (Erfurt) Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (Bournemouth) Milica Uvalic (Perugia) *Editorial Office:* Sabine Rutar Wim van Meurs (Book Review Editor)
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4
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München 2016: Oldenbourg Verlag
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588 pages
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Abonnement € 57,00
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*Editors:* SABINE RUTAR (Regensburg), Editor-in-Chief GER DUIJZINGS (Regensburg) WIM VAN MEURS (Nijmegen) *Editorial Board:* Heinz-Jürgen Axt (Duisburg-Essen) Florian Bieber (Graz) Dimitar Bechev (Sofia/Oxford) Johanna Bockman (Washington, DC) Xavier Bougarel (Paris) Ulf Brunnbauer (Regensburg) Marie-Janine Calic (München) Nina Caspersen (York) Andras Inotai (Budapest) Deema Kaneff (Birmingham) Stef Jansen (Manchester) Jürgen Jerger (Regensburg) Denisa Kostovicova (London) Ivan Krastev (Sofia) Mladen Lazić (Belgrade) Joseph Marko (Graz/Bozen) Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Bukarest/Berlin) Vjeran Pavlaković (Rijeka) Nadège Ragaru (Paris) Sabrina P. Ramet (Trondheim) Solveig Richter (Erfurt) Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (Bournemouth) Milica Uvalic (Perugia) *Editorial Office:* Sabine Rutar, Olga Popova, Kathrin Jurkat (Assistenz)
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Dr. Sabine Rutar Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung Landshuter Straße 4 93047 Regensburg

Dear colleagues,

Issue 4, 2016, of “Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society” has just been published. Orli Fridman and Krisztina Rácz are guest editors of this issue’s thematic section focusing on “Memories and Narratives of the 1999 NATO Bombing in Serbia.”

Sixteen years after the actual event, the current issue’s essays aspire at complicating a coherent portrayal of the NATO bombing by taking a closer look at the reactions, memories and commemoration practices of different sectors and communities of Serbian society by focusing on local perceptions of the intervention from the “receiving end.” Indebted to interdisciplinary social memory studies, the essays engage with the politics of memory but also the broader context of the social construction of collective remembering during and after the conflict.

Orli Fridman (Belgrade) scrutinizes the memories of Belgrade residents of different generations and divergent political orientations; Marija Mandić (Berlin) analyses 14 years of commemorative discourses and practices through the lens of the local media; Srđan Atanasovski (Belgrade) focuses on the soundscape of Belgrade during the bombardment, from government-organized concerts to the sound of sirens and elaborates on their significance as meaning-producing machines; Gruia Bădescu (Oxford) examines the spatial articulations of Serbian narratives and how they are inscribed and negotiated in urban space by different stakeholders; finally, Krisztina Rácz (Novi Sad) analyses the mnemonic practices and narratives of a group of intellectuals around Symposion, a Hungarian-language journal in the Vojvodina.

In addition, this issue hosts an essay by Jagoda Rošul-Gajić (Munich) on the role of women’s NGOs and their contribution to the advancement of gender sensitive politics and to broader democratization processes in postwar Croatia. Finally, the Travelogue section conveys the lively impressions and thoughts of a group of German graduate students after a self-organized study trip to Kosovo.

The journal is available in print from De Gruyter Oldenbourg and online at https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/soeu.2016.64.issue-4/issue-files/soeu.2016.64.issue-4.xml. The book reviews are available in open access at recension.net.

Best regards,
Augusta Dimou

CONTENT

FOCUS: MEMORIES AND NARRATIVES OF THE 1999 NATO BOMBING IN SERBIA

Orli Fridman and Krisztina Rácz
Memories and Narratives of the 1999 NATO Bombing in Serbia. Introduction
433–437

Orli Fridman
Memories of the 1999 NATO Bombing in Belgrade, Serbia
438–459

Marija Mandić
Official Commemoration of the NATO Bombing of Serbia. A Case Study of the Fifteenth Anniversary
460–481

Srđan Atanasovski
‘The Song Has Kept Us’: Soundscape of Belgrade during the NATO Bombing
482–499

Gruia Bădescu
‘Achieved without Ambiguity?’ Memorializing Victimhood in Belgrade after the 1999 NATO Bombing
500–519

Krisztina Rácz
Trauma or Entertainment? Collective Memories of the NATO Bombing of Serbia
520–543

Jagoda Rošul-Gajić
Agents of Change. Women’s Advocacy during the Democratization in Croatia
544–559

TRAVELOGUE

#Kosovo. Thirty students of the German Academic Foundation embarked on a self-organized seminar trip to Kosovo. A portrait of the country based on their personal impressions by Sophie Hermanns, Kevin Rieger, Johannes Stolle and Maren Weeger
560–573

BOOK REVIEWS

Béatrice von Hirschhausen / Hannes Grandits / Claudia Kraft / Dietmar Müller / Thomas Serrier
Phantomgrenzen. Räume und Akteure in der Zeit neu denken
(Sabine Rutar)

Abram de Swaan
The Killing Compartments. The Mentality of Mass Murder
(Ger Duijzings)

Margit V. Wunsch Gaarmann
The War in Our Backyard. The Bosnia and Kosovo Wars through the Lens of the German Print Media
(Stefan Ihrig)

Pål Kolstø, ed
Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building in South Eastern Europe
(Paul Reef)

Marlene Spoerri
Engineering Revolution. The Paradox of Democracy Promotion in Serbia
(Johanna K. Bockman)

Nevenka Tromp
Prosecuting Slobodan Milošević. The Unfinished Trial
(Wim van Meurs)

Citation
Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society 64 (2016), 4. in: H-Soz-Kult, 10.03.2017, <www.hsozkult.de/journal/id/zeitschriftenausgaben-10227>.
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