with great pleasure I announce the publication of Comparative Southeast European Studies 69, no. 1 (2021). The Journal is successor to Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society. From 2021 onwards, the Journal is published in Open Access format. The publisher remains De Gruyter.
The issue features the thematic section "In the Name of the Daughter. Anthropology of Gender in Montenegro"; the editor of this issue is Čarna Brković (Göttingen). The authors analyze, from a gender-specific perspective, how material and economic processes are entangled with social and cultural logics and how, thereby, old stereotypes are both re-enforced and challenged. The authors focus, among other aspects, on a specific understanding of kinship and (real estate) property. Women in Montenegro have options for action that are not as one-dimensional as (western) liberal feminist perspectives often would have it. However, the comparison with the situation of women in Titoist Yugoslavia shows that the political changes since 1990 have led to a significant re-traditionalization. On the other hand, however, the legacy of the status quo that had been reached in the postwar decades has remained a powerful one.
In addition, the issue contains an article by Armina Galijaš (Graz) and Ivan Ejub Kostić (Belgrade), who pursue a detailed conversation about Muslim life in Serbia, and in Belgrade in particular.
In the Open Section, Heinz-Jürgen Axt (Duisburg-Essen) engages in a policy analysis of the long-lasting conflict between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. Recently, the conflict has hit daily media outlets because it reached the brink of military escalation more than once. The conflict hovers around the huge maritime gas resources in the region, yet this quarrel has been entangled with controversies over the interpretation of the international law of the sea.
Please kindly disseminate the news about the new, now very readily accessible, journal. Thank you!
Table of Contents
In the Name of the Daughter. Anthropology of Gender in Montenegro
Guest Editor: Čarna Brković
How the Female Subject was Tempered. An Instructive History of 8 March and Its Media Representation in Naša Žena (Our Woman)
Between Resistance and Repatriarchalization. Women’s Activism in the Bay of Kotor in the 1990s
An Ethnographic Exploration of Son Preference and Inheritance Practices in Montenegro
‘Daughters Too Are Our Children.’ Gender Relations and Inheritance in Njeguši
Armina Galijaš and Ivan Ejub Kostić
Being a Muslim in Belgrade. Ivan Ejub Kostić in Conversation with Armina Galijaš
Troubled Water in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkey Challenges Greece and Cyprus Regarding Energy Resources
Don Kalb and Massimiliano Mollona, eds, Worldwide Mobilizations. Class Struggles and Urban Commoning
Florian Bieber, The Rise of Authoritarianism in the Western Balkans
Florian Bieber and Nikolaos Tzifakis, eds, The Western Balkans in the World. Linkages and Relations with Non-Western Countries
Sylë Osmanaj, Pena i shkruante lirisë. Shkrime autoriale të botuara në gazetën e përdishme ‘Rilindja’ në kohën e suprimimit të shtetësisë së Kosovës 1989-1999
Jelena Đureinović, The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in
Contemporary Serbia. Collaboration, Resistance and Retribution