Violence and ethnic boundary maintenance in Bosnia in the 1990s

  title={Violence and ethnic boundary maintenance in Bosnia in the 1990s},
  author={C. Carmichael},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={283 - 293}
  • C. Carmichael
  • Published 2006
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Genocide Research
This article examines the content of violence incidents in Bosnia with a view to assessing the relationship between religion, ethnicity and the escalation into violence. I have examined incidences of violence where it could be argued that there is a strong symbolic content. During the Bosnian war, as the Slovene sociologist Mitja Velikonja has argued, even previous non-believers became attached to the mythologies and rites of particular religions. The primary focus is upon violent acts… Expand
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