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Original scientific paper

Conflicting Memories, Competing Narratives and Contested Histories in Croatia’s Post-war Commemorative Practices

Tamara Banjeglav ; Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Graz, Austria

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APA 6th Edition
Banjeglav, T. (2012). Conflicting Memories, Competing Narratives and Contested Histories in Croatia’s Post-war Commemorative Practices. Politička misao, 49 (5), 7-31. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/99490
MLA 8th Edition
Banjeglav, Tamara. "Conflicting Memories, Competing Narratives and Contested Histories in Croatia’s Post-war Commemorative Practices." Politička misao, vol. 49, no. 5, 2012, pp. 7-31. https://hrcak.srce.hr/99490. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Banjeglav, Tamara. "Conflicting Memories, Competing Narratives and Contested Histories in Croatia’s Post-war Commemorative Practices." Politička misao 49, no. 5 (2012): 7-31. https://hrcak.srce.hr/99490
Harvard
Banjeglav, T. (2012). 'Conflicting Memories, Competing Narratives and Contested Histories in Croatia’s Post-war Commemorative Practices', Politička misao, 49(5), pp. 7-31. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/99490 (Accessed 13 June 2021)
Vancouver
Banjeglav T. Conflicting Memories, Competing Narratives and Contested Histories in Croatia’s Post-war Commemorative Practices. Politička misao [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2021 June 13];49(5):7-31. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/99490
IEEE
T. Banjeglav, "Conflicting Memories, Competing Narratives and Contested Histories in Croatia’s Post-war Commemorative Practices", Politička misao, vol.49, no. 5, pp. 7-31, 2012. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/99490. [Accessed: 13 June 2021]

Abstracts
This article analyses commemorations and commemorative practices relating
to certain events from the 1991-1995 conflict in Croatia (Domovinski rat, or
Homeland War) and their relation to the official narratives of the past. It begins
with a theoretical framework about war commemorations introduced by Ashplant,
Dawson and Roper (2000) and continues with an overview and analysis
of the dominant, official narrative of the Homeland War, which organizes
war memory and forms the framework of official commemorative practices.
The hypothesis of the paper is that the official, state narrative on the 1990s
war is being deconstructed and contested by oppositional, sectional narratives,
which can be discerned from unofficial, counter-commemorations and
celebrations of war events. The article, thus, looks at what role these ‘counter’
(oppositional) commemorative events, which do not follow the dominant pattern,
play in the (de)construction of the official narrative about the Homeland
War. Moreover, the paper is interested in the ways in which the official commemorative
practices are interwoven with Croatian-Serbian bilateral relations
and relations with the ICTY, and argues that these practices do not contribute
to, but rather obstruct, reconciliation.

Keywords
commemoration; memory; narrative; operation ‘Storm’; Vukovar; Homeland War; the ICTY

Hrčak ID: 99490

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/99490

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