Comparative Sociology

"Risk-taking and boundary-crossing bring benefits: in this case, an intriguing reflection on sociological theory regarding individual agency, secrecy, and the meaning of identity at different scales, from the (gendered) ego through the long-distance diaspora. I was especially engaged by Doubt’s inference from the different depths of descent reckoning that Bosnian Muslim society is in fact less patriarchal in structure than either Serb Orthodox or Croat Catholic. Doubt challenges those who see radical discontinuity, chaos, or dislocation as the key tropes through which to make sense of the last half-century of Bosnia’s life. Through the Window represents an important contribution to the task of reminding the world that Bosnia-Herzegovina and its creative, resilient citizens have more to contribute to social science than a case study in collective violence."
Reviewed book: 
Author: 
Keith Doubt
ISBN: 
978-963-386-060-1
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