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By Andrew Herscher

While the development of structure has a spot in architectural discourse, its destruction, typically obvious as incompatible with the very concept of "culture," has been missed in theoretical and ancient dialogue. Responding to this overlook, Herscher examines the case of the previous Yugoslavia and particularly, Kosovo, the place focusing on structure has been a well-liked size of political violence. instead of reading violence opposed to structure as an insignificant illustration of "deeper" social, political, or ideological dynamics, Herscher finds it to be a sort of cultural creation, irreducible to its contexts and formative of the identities and corporations that doubtless undergo on it as motives. concentrating on the actual websites the place violence is inflicted and the place its topics and gadgets are articulated, the e-book strains the intersection of violence and structure from socialist modernization, via ethnic and nationalist clash, to postwar reconstruction.

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Alk. paper) 1. Kosovo struggle, 1998-1999--Destruction and pillage. 2. Buildings--War damage-Kosovo (Republic) three. structure and society--Kosovo (Republic) four. structure and war--Kosovo (Republic) I. identify. II. sequence: Cultural reminiscence within the current. DR2087. 6. A74H47 2010 949. 7103'15--dc22 2009052311 Typeset by way of Bruce Lundquist in 11/13. five Adobe Garamond Contents Acknowledgments ix word on position Names xi Introduction: Violence occurring 1 half i. modernization 1. A Relic of the prior, quickly Disappearing 23 half ii. emergencies 2. it's not in basic terms Vandalism forty seven three. Warchitecture seventy five four. the ideal position: A complement at the structure of Humanitarian conflict ninety nine half iii. afterwar five. Reconstruction/Redestruction 123 Coda: the tip of maintenance 149 Notes a hundred and fifty five Bibliography 177 Index 193 Acknowledgments This ebook was once conceived, researched, mentioned, and written in lots of areas, the place i've got benefited from the help of many folks and the help of many associations. i'm terribly thankful for the discussions i've got had with and support i've got got from many folks in and round Kosovo, specifically Yelena Baldanova, Rao Biyyala, Amra Hadjimuhamedović, Arber Hadri, Ylber Hysa, Father Sava Janjić, Garentina Kraja, Haxhi Mehmetaj, Engjellushe Morina, Jolyon Naegele, Dick Sandberg, Edi Shukriu, Shqipe Spahiu, and plant life Topanica. Gjejlane Hoxha was once relatively beneficiant along with her time and counsel. In Prishtina, the dep. of Cultural history within the Ministry of tradition, formative years, and activities, Cultural history borderless, and the Kosovo and Prishtina Institutes for the safety of Monuments each one supported my paintings in the most important methods. i'm grateful for receiving permission from Bishop Artemije of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of RaškoPrizren to republish pictures from the Eparchy’s press division. My preliminary examine in Kosovo was once undertaken less than the auspices of the foreign felony Tribunal for the previous Yugoslavia (ICTY) and used to be supported via a supply from the Packard Humanities Institute. I undertook extra study on fabric amassed by way of the ICTY on the Open Society Archive on the valuable eu collage in Budapest, with the help of a examine help supply from that archive. i've got benefited from partaking in 3 interdisciplinary humanities institutes throughout the time i used to be considering and penning this publication: the 2002 seminar “The close to in Blood, the closer Bloody: Inter-Ethnic Civil War / Cultural Genocide / Cultural Resistance,” on the ­Leslie heart for the arts at Dartmouth collage; the 2003 seminar “­Violence,” on the Illinois application for examine within the Humanities; and the 2007 fellows seminar on the Institute for the arts on the collage of ­Michigan. I thank, specifically, Lynda Boose and Annabelle Winograd at Dartmouth, x   Acknowledgments Matti Bunzl at Illinois, and Daniel Herwitz at Michigan for the collegial and intellectually wealthy environments they each one crafted and nurtured.

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