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Tourism and the ‘martyred city’: memorializing war in the former Yugoslavia

Published in Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. 2016, p. 1-18
Abstract The present contribution aims to propose a definition of what is often referred to as a ‘martyred city’, a notion widely used in the media and the public sphere, but still largely understudied in academia. By looking at two cities in the former Yugoslavia – Sarajevo and Vukovar – this article presents the way in which a place can be associated with the notion of martyrdom through memorial sites and practices, such as war museums and tourism. The ‘martyred city’ is a way to memorialize past traumatic events, but also a means to achieve diverse agendas and objectives. It is finally stated that the distinction between ‘victims’ and ‘martyrs’ is often blurred, and a shift from the former to the latter can be observed.
Keywords YugoslaviaTourismMartyred cityMemoryCultural heritageWar
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Research group Pôle/Institut Gouvernance de l'environnement et développement territorial (PI-GEDT)
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NAEF, Patrick James. Tourism and the ‘martyred city’: memorializing war in the former Yugoslavia. In: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 2016, p. 1-18. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:83800

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