Reconciliation Narratives of Survivors from War in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2014 (English)In: International Conference on Community Empowerment, Coping, Resilience and Hope. Book of abstracts. Edited by: Venkat Pulla, Radha R Chada, Bharath Bhushan Mamidi, Vinita Pandey, Subhash Chandra Mamidi. Hyderabad, India, December 14-16, 2014, 2014, 32-32 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
The aim of this article was to analyze the retold experiences of 27 survivors from the 1990s war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have examined verbal markers of reconciliation and implacability and I have analyzed described terms for reconciliation that are being actualized in the narratives. In the narratives of those interviewed, implacability is the prominent them, but the possibility of reconciliation is mentioned, if some conditions are met. These conditions are for example justice for the victims of the war, a confession from the offender and his emotional involvement (for instance showing remorse and shame). The picture that emerges from the analyzed narratives is that it is easier to forgive someone imprisoned for his atrocities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 32-32 p.
implacability, conditions for reconciliation, shame, perpetrator, justice, victim, emotion, forgiveness, reconciliation, narrative, sociology, sociologi
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject Social Sciences, Peace and Development Studies; Social Sciences, Criminology; Social Sciences, Social Psychology; Social Sciences, Social Work; Social Sciences, Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48140ISBN: 978-0-9802994-6-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-48140DiVA: diva2:878017
International Conference on Community Empowerment, Coping, Resilience and Hope, Hyderabad, India, December 14-16, 2014