Muslim holy sites and reappropriation of the sacred landscape in contemporary Bosnia
Bosnian Muslims’ understandings of Islam and relationships with the sacred landscape have undergone significant transformations since the dissolution of socialist Yugoslavia. The paper explores these transformations analyzing discourses and debates on what constitutes “correct” Islamic tradition in Bosnia today, when Muslim practice has been exposed to a global Islamic orthodoxy and entangled in new supra-regional hierarchies of power, values, and moral imagination. The discussion specifically focus on how intra-communal Muslim politics intertwines with contemporary Bosnian Muslim shrine pilgrimages, and the effects of these transformations on sacred landscapes in Muslim Bosnia.
Henig, David. ““This is our little hajj”: Muslim holy sites and reappropriation of the sacred landscape in contemporary Bosnia” [On-line].American Ethnologist: Journal of the American Ethnological Society. Vol. 39, 2012, nº 4, p. 751-765. <http://www.americanethnologist.org/2012/muslim-holy-sites-bosnia/> [Consulted: 4 November 2013].