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Landscape, memory, and the shifting regional geographies of northwest Bosnia-Herzegovina

Lookup NU author(s): Dr James RidingORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2015.

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Writing and arguing with older discourses that have informed the subdiscipline of regional geography and setting them against new ways of conceiving of the region, this article considers the northwest of Bosnia-Herzegovina as a site that calls for a newly animated form of regional study. Of particular concern here is the role that memory and commemorative practices play in such a spatial schema. The monumental landscapes of the Tito regime and its collective commemoration of World War II sit alongside and are troubled by the more recent traumas and spaces of unmarked death associated with the ethnic war in Bosnia during the early 1990s. Read together, northwest Bosnia-Herzegovina functions as a vivid exemplar for understanding traumatic historical mourning as a phenomenological process that is inseparable from the wider geopolitical landscape.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Riding J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: GeoHumanities

Year: 2015

Volume: 1

Issue: 2

Pages: 378-397

Print publication date: 04/11/2015

Online publication date: 04/11/2015

Acceptance date: 10/09/2015

Date deposited: 25/09/2019

ISSN (print): 2373-566X

ISSN (electronic): 2373-5678

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/2373566X.2015.1093917

Notes: Green open access: available in University of Sheffield, White Rose Repository


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