The Sacrificed Body: Balkan Community Building and the Fear of Freedom

Author(s): Tatjana Aleksic

The Sacrificed Body


Tatjana Aleksic examines the widespread use of the sacrificial metaphor in cultural texts and its importance to sustaining communal ideologies in the Balkan region. Aleksic further relates the theme to the sanctioning of ethnic cleansing, rape, and murder in the name of homogeneity and collective identity. She employs cultural theory, sociological analysis, and human rights studies to expose a historical narrative that is predominant regionally, if not globally.

Publication Information:

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Month of Publication: October

Year of Publication: 2013

Location: Pittsburgh, PA