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1 WINLAND, Daphne N. We Are Now a Nation : Croats Between 'Home' and 'Homeland.'. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2007, ISBN:9780802093462 
WINLAND, Daphne N. We Are Now a Nation : Croats Between 'Home' and 'Homeland.' Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2007). First Edition. Pp [i]-x,(2),[1]-224,(4). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. “The Yugoslav War of Succession had untold ramifications for those living in the embattled region. What often goes overlooked, however, is the impact that the war had on people from the former Yugoslavia who were livingabroad. We are Now a Nation considers the effect that the war and the inde pendence of Croatia had on Croatian diaspora-homeland relations. In doing so, it confronts complex questions of ideology, nostalgia, social suffering,nationalism, and identity politics as manifested in the relationship betwe en diaspora and homeland Croats. Daphne Winland draws upon extensive, multi-sited ethnographic research in both Toronto and Croatia from 1992 to the present, exploring the problematic nature of Croatian identity. The occasionof Croatian independence, she suggests, resulted in the emergence of a pol itics of 'desire' and 'disdain,' which further complicated efforts to define 'Croatness' (Hrvatstvo) both at home and abroad. The idea of the Croatianhomeland has become, therefore, an ambiguous space of identification, a so urce of either conflict and tension or unity and pride, a place to remember, to forget, or to return to. The first book-length examination of North American Croatian diaspora responses to war and independence, We are Now a Nation highlights the contradictions and paradoxes of contemporary debates about identity, politics, and place.” (from the dj). Contents : Introduction:On the Meaning(s) of Hrvatstvo – Croatness. 1. Locating Croatia in Diaspor a. 2. 'The War Made Me Croatian': Independence, War, and Identity. 3. 'We Are Not Fascists!' Toronto Croats and the Making of Croatia and Croats. 4. Ten Years Later: Siting Croatness and Home. 5. 'Going Home': From Longing toBelonging. Conclusion: Croats at a Crossroads. Appendix A: In the Field. A ppendix B: Notes on the Croatian Language and Its Pronunciation. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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