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Waiting for Elijah : Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape

By: HadziMuhamedovic, Safet

Part of the Articulating Journeys: Festivals, Memorials, and Homecomings series
1800732198 / 9781800732193
Paperback / softback
10/12/2021
Stock expected by 04/06/2022
United Kingdom
304 pages
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Waiting for Elijah is an intimate portrait of time-reckoning, syncretism, and proximity in one of the world's most polarized landscapes, the Bosnian Field of Gacko.

Centered on the shared harvest feast of Elijah's Day, the once eagerly awaited pinnacle of the annual cycle, the book shows how the fractured postwar landscape beckoned the return of communal life that entails such waiting.

This seemingly paradoxical situation-waiting to wait-becomes a starting point for a broader discussion on the complexity of time set between cosmology, nationalism, and embodied memories of proximity.

BIC:

HR Religion & beliefs, JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography

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