By Birgit Bock-Luna
During this examine of identification politics, reminiscence and long-distance nationalism between Serbian migrants in California, the writer examines the advanced ways that visions of the previous are used to shape Diaspora topics and make claims to the place of origin within the current. Drawing on prolonged fieldwork within the San Francisco Bay zone neighborhood, she indicates how the Yugoslav wars generated a revaluation Serbian historical past and private existence tales, leading to the strengthening of ethnic identification. however, techniques for facing rupture and alter additionally incorporated contestation of exile nationalism.
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