Circles on the Mountain

Author: Janet M. Powers
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498535313
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book combines scholarly research with first-person interviews to examine the current state of women in Bosnia twenty years after the Balkan War—their emotional recovery, their economic situation, and their prospects for the future. It describes how two of the worst issues affecting Bosnian women today are domestic violence and trafficking. Both are being addressed successfully by Bosnian women’s organizations applying skills developed earlier in coping with rape and war trauma. It demonstrates how these organizations shoulder a societal load that various levels of government have no will or budget to address, and shows that in parts of central Bosnia feelings still run high between Christians and Muslims. The authors argue that where ethnic hostility persists in rural areas, successful peace building should include ethnic song and dance as well as dialog groups.

Propaganda and Information Warfare in the Twenty First Century

Author: Scot Macdonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135983518
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the first book to analyze how the technology to alter images and rapidly distribute them can be used for propaganda and to support deception operations. In the past, propagandists and those seeking to conduct deception operations used crude methods to alter images of real people, events and objects, which could usually be detected relatively easily. Today, however, computers allow propagandists to create any imaginable image, still or moving, with appropriate accompanying audio. Furthermore, it is becoming extremely difficult to detect that an image has been manipulated, and the Internet, television and global media make it possible to disseminate altered images around the world almost instantaneously. Given that the United States is the sole superpower, few, if any, adversaries will attempt to fight the US military conventionally on the battlefield. Therefore, adversaries will use propaganda and deception, especially altered images, in an attempt to level the battlefield or to win a war against the United States without even having to fight militarily. Propaganda and Information Warfare in the 21st Century will be of great interest to students of information war, propaganda, public diplomacy and security studies in general.

The Path of No Return

Author: Marica Prozo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780595420117
Format: PDF
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This work is an absorbing account of a Bosnian refugee family, forced to flee first to Germany where they worked as migrant laborers. Then six years later, because they could not return home, the family of four was again forced to find another home, this time in the United States. Written by the mother, Marica Prozo, who was a school psychologist in Bosnia, this memoir details her inner thoughts as schoolchildren, along with her family, gradually became caught up in religious conflict. With carefully chosen metaphors, she describes how violence engulfed the countryside, her family's yearning for normal lives, and the pain of leaving relatives and beloved places behind. Despite the disappointment of having to start over again a third time, with yet another language, Marica gracefully depicts the joy of finally being able to put down roots in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania under the sponsorship of a church. Prozo's work is poetic and engaging, presenting much more than the outward details of the refugee experience. The reader shares the ups and downs of their lives and keeps an eye on the bird of hope fluttering through each chapter. Pencil drawings by Marica's son enliven the narrative.

Folk Musical Instruments in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Jasmina Talam
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443864277
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Folk Musical Instruments in Bosnia and Herzegovina gives a complex and complete overview of traditional practice, for the first time, concerning traditional folk instruments on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first part of the book describes historical sources and the research of folk musical instruments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The research of history is one of the starting points in the process of organological research and covers careful research of historical documents, photographs, sketches, audio recordings and works based on historical data. In the next four parts of the book, traditional folk instruments in Bosnia and Herzegovina are presented. The book is divided into several parts according to instrumental groups: Idiophones (Part 2), Membranophones (Part 3), Chordophones (Part 4) and Aerophones (Part 5). In each of these sections, the instruments are described separately with special attention given to terminology, ergology, the technology of instrument-making, techniques of playing and musical capabilities and repertoire. The sixth part of the book is devoted to instrument makers and players of traditional folk instruments, the functions and occasions of playing, and the tradition, innovations and distribution of folk musical instruments in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Muslim Croat Civil War in Bosnia

Author: Charles R. Shrader
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603447199
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although Shrader's work is a detailed, meticulous, analysis by a neutral expert, not everyone will find his conclusions comfortable. But every serious student of the conflict in Bosnia will have to take his history into account. Enhanced by maps, useful appendices, and a glossary, this should become the standard work on military operations in Central Bosnia and a useful case study of internal warfare and ethnic conflict.

Himmler s Bosnian Division

Author: George Lepre
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This is the story of the Handschar, a Muslim combat formation created by the Germans to restore order in Bosnia. What actually transpired was quite different.