Ethnic Mobilization, Violence, and the Politics of Affect
The Serb Democratic Party and the Bosnian War
Palgrave Macmillan 2017
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Within the space of only six months in 1990, the Serb Democratic Party (SDS) managed to win the majority of the Serb vote in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In his new book, Ethnic Mobilization, Violence, and the Politics of Affect: The Serb Democratic Party and the Bosnian War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), Adis Maksić traces the rise of the SDS and the collapse of socialist Yugoslavia. Combining discourse analysis with a theoretical focus on affect, Maksic describes how the SDS created a regime of feeling that gave rise to ethnicized modes of identity.
Jelena Golubovic is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Simon Fraser University.