Along With the Others : Jewish Political and Social Experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1995-2022)
- Krieger, Jocelyn
- [University Park, Pennsylvania] : Pennsylvania State University, 2022.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Sternfeld, Lior B., 1979- and Schreyer Honors College
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access.
- The Sephardic Jewish community migrated to the Bosnian Region in the late 1400s after their expulsion from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. Since their migration, the Bosnian Jewish community has held a precarious position in Bosnian life and politics as their identity lies outside of the region's major ethnicities and religions. The non-Jewish Bosnian community has excluded and tokenized the Jewish community through discriminatory political practices in the Bosnian Constitution and the utilization of the greater Jewish community to deny genocide. In the early 2000s, Bosnian Jewish community leaders led a court case to fight discriminatory politics, and their legal efforts to make a more equitable society catalyzed discussions about the meaning of the "Bosnian" identity. Although important in understanding the Bosnian Jewish experience, the lives of the Bosnian Jewish community extend beyond this exclusion and tokenization, exemplified through their persistent usage of Ladino and cultural contributions. Seen through their political exclusion, cultural contributions, and social tokenization, the Bosnian Jewish community present a unique and malleable "other" place in Bosnian society, one where they transcend the ethnic animus but are often excluded due to their ethnic placeless-ness or, more accurately, their "otherness."
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- Dissertation Note:
- B.A. Pennsylvania State University 2022.
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- The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file ; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file.
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