Issue 1, 2018, of "Suedosteuropa" offers a thematic section on „Urban Ethnography“ guest edited by Ger Duijzings. With this issue, the editors open a new series of ethnographical thematic sections which aim to strengthen the field of Social Anthropology in the journal.
Čarna Brković (Regensburg) studies a refugee camp of mostly Kosovan Roma that has been existing since 1999 on the outskirts of Montenegro's capital Podgorica. Deana Jovanović (Keele / Belgrade) describes how inhabitants of the east Serbian copper mining town of Bor have reacted to the recent municipal politics of urban renovation and innovation. Șerban Văetiși (Cluj Napoca) analyses civic projects in various cities in Romania that originally were initiatied informally by sociopolitical activists, but have been appropriated by local elites. Zora Kostadinova (London) explores Sufi ethics in Sarajevo, and in particular the function that religiosity has had in (re-)creating trust in the Bosnian postwar urban society.
Beyond the thematic section, the issue contains a contribution by legal expert Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz (Budapest) who scrutinizes the effects that the financial debt crisis has had on the constitutional law court practice in Hungary.
In the Open Section Marko Zajc (Ljubljana) contextualizes the Final Award of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on the Slovenian-Croatian border dispute.
C O N T E N T
Ger Duijzings: Urban Ethnography. An Introduction 1–9
Čarna Brković: The Everyday Life of a Homo Sacer. Enclave Urbanism in Podgorica 10–26
Deana Jovanović: The Politics of Simulation. Fake Repairs in a Serbian Industrial Town 27–44
Șerban Văetiși: Postsocialist Informal Urbanism between Creativity and Power. Notes on Four Projects from Romania 45–68
Zora Kostadinova: ‘And When the Heart is Sick, the Whole Body is Sick.’ Repairing the Person and the Urban Fabric through Everyday Sufi Ethics in Postwar Sarajevo 69–93
Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz: Constitutional Justice in Credit Crises. The Hungarian Case 94–118
Marko Zajc: The Border Monster Refuses to Die 119–130
Oto Luthar, ed, Of Red Dragons and Evil Spirits. Post-Communist Historiography between Democratization and New Politics of History
(Christel Zunneberg) 131–133
Miruna Troncotă, Post-Conflict Europeanization and the War of Meanings. The Challenges of EU Conditionality in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo (Gian Marco Moisé) 133–135
Othon Anastasakis / David Madden / Elizabeth Roberts, eds, Balkan
Legacies of the Great War. The Past Is Never Dead (Claudia Mayr-Veselinović) 135–136
Niall Mulchinock, NATO and the Western Balkans. From Neutral Spectator to Proactive Peacemaker (Roos Hoebens) 136–138
Ana Miškovska Kajevska, Feminist Activism at War. Belgrade and Zagreb Feminists in the 1990s (Chiara Bonfiglioli) 139–141