Mythologies and narratives of victimisation pervade contemporary Croatia, set against a backdrop of militarised tions of masculinity and the political mobilisation of religion and nationhood. Based on fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in the Croatian-Bosnian border region, this book provides a unique account of the politics of ambiguous Europeanness from the perspective of those living at Europe's margins. Tackling unresolved questions about fragmentation, transitoriness, belonging, and boundaries, Narrating Victimhood examines the continuing contestations over truth, history, and memory that have helped shape this region.
Michaela Schauble is Lecturer of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. Since 2011 she has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University and the Institute of Advanced Studies at Bologna University.