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Mannergren Selimovic, JohannaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6870-7876
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Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2023). Gender, memory, and peace: struggles between homogenization and fragmentation. In: Anne Bazin, Emmanuelle Hébert; Valérie Rosoux; Eric Sangar (Ed.), Memory Fragmentation from Below and Beyond the State: . Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, memory, and peace: struggles between homogenization and fragmentation
2023 (English)In: Memory Fragmentation from Below and Beyond the State / [ed] Anne Bazin, Emmanuelle Hébert; Valérie Rosoux; Eric Sangar, Abingdon: Routledge, 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The chapter investigates gender as a central organizing principle in memory work and demonstrates how gender functions as a powerful narrative trope for the constitution of the post-war state. Gendered memory tropes of women as either sexualized bodies or grieving mothers are analyzed and it is argued that by paying attention to how women's experiences are memorialized as part of homogenizing national narratives, we can understand more deeply what roles for women are deemed acceptable, encouraged, or discouraged. The chapter demonstrates that the concept of vertical fragmentation is a useful analytical lens when rethinking memory politics as a site for gendered constitutions of power and helps to identify how gendered memory politics is increasingly (re)negotiated and challenged through contestations below and beyond the nation-state. Civil society activism as well as the arts are two realms that may contribute to a productive fragmentation of monolithic memory and the chapter argues that such contestations of homogenizing, gendered memory tropes open up for gender-just peace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2023
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51516 (URN)9781003147251 (ISBN)9780367706210 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-22 Created: 2023-05-22 Last updated: 2024-03-26Bibliographically approved
Björkdahl, A. & Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2023). Places of Pain and Spaces of Silence: Re-Visiting a Bosnian Rape Camp. Geopolitics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Places of Pain and Spaces of Silence: Re-Visiting a Bosnian Rape Camp
2023 (English)In: Geopolitics, ISSN 1465-0045, E-ISSN 1557-3028Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The relation between gender, silence, place and space is theorised in this article through an analysis of the former rape camp Vilina Vlas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Combining a spatial perspective with narrative analysis, we dissect spatial practices and narrative silences that shape and reshape a particular place defined by gendered violence. We suggest that ‘places of pain’ and ‘spaces of silence’ are co-constituted through a lack of acknowledgement and spatial erasures, as well as the making and breaking of silences. Our investigation discloses how places of gendered violence are hidden, transformed and forgotten and how women exposing them are silenced and rejected, yet still continue to resist and speak out. The article sheds light on the long-term consequences of gendered violence in war and contributes to the growing research agenda on gendered geographies of violence. 

National Category
Gender Studies Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52575 (URN)10.1080/14650045.2023.2265315 (DOI)001080700000001 ()2-s2.0-85173977381 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, FR-2016/0004
Available from: 2023-10-26 Created: 2023-10-26 Last updated: 2024-05-17Bibliographically approved
Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2023). The missing and the mass graves. Baltic Worlds (4), 42-46
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The missing and the mass graves
2023 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, E-ISSN 2001-7308, no 4, p. 42-46Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nearly three decades after the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, thousands of people are missing and mass graves are regularly found. Relatives still search for knowledge about their loved ones in the midst of secrets, rumors and ethnonationalist denial. As the country struggles to come to terms with this dark legacy of the war, art has emerged as a space for recognition of the lingering presence of absence of the missing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2023
Keywords
Bosnia and Herzegovina, missing, mass graves, ethnonationalism, presence of absence, recognition, peace
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52908 (URN)
Projects
Peace and the Politics of Memory
Funder
Swedish Research Council, P16-0249:1_RJ
Available from: 2023-12-20 Created: 2023-12-20 Last updated: 2023-12-20Bibliographically approved
Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2023). The politics of reconciliation and memory. In: Maria Mälksoo (Ed.), Handbook on the Politics of Memory: (pp. 191-202). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The politics of reconciliation and memory
2023 (English)In: Handbook on the Politics of Memory / [ed] Maria Mälksoo, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, p. 191-202Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

After war and mass atrocity, memories of violence, injustice and fear are part of the structure of peace and inscribed in individuals and collectives. How the past is articulated influences the construction of peace and the process of redefining and reworking antagonistic relationships. This chapter investigates the role of memory politics in reconciliation processes. Through illustrative examples from societies dealing with the legacies of collective trauma and violence, it calls into question some of the generalized, homogenizing imaginary of reconciliation and demonstrates that an analysis of the relationship between reconciliation and memory has to take into account practices of power and justice. Engagements with the past can both enable and disable reconciliation processes and reconciliation involves an intricate interplay between remembering and forgetting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Keywords
Reconciliation, Memory politics, Peacebuilding, Transitional justice, Silence
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51515 (URN)10.4337/9781800372535.00020 (DOI)2-s2.0-85161221983 (Scopus ID)9781800372528 (ISBN)9781800372535 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-22 Created: 2023-05-22 Last updated: 2023-06-28Bibliographically approved
Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2022). Challenging the 'Here''and 'There' of Peace and Conflict Research: Migrants' Encounters with Streams of Violence and Streams of Peace. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 16(5), 584-599
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging the 'Here''and 'There' of Peace and Conflict Research: Migrants' Encounters with Streams of Violence and Streams of Peace
2022 (English)In: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, ISSN 1750-2977, E-ISSN 1750-2985, Vol. 16, no 5, p. 584-599Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article seeks to challenge Global North spatial imaginations of war as 'there' and peace as 'here'. It proposes this spatial rethinking against a background of migration being a defining feature of our time. Based on participant observation and an action research project, the article analyses embodied, emplaced encounters with violence and care that migrants experience in the Belgian capital Brussels. These encounters can be violent, but also productive of trust. The concepts of streams of violence and streams of peace are used to theorize these dynamics, thus reconfiguring understandings of where and when war and peace take place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
Embodiment, emplacement, care, migrants, peace, Brussels
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50200 (URN)10.1080/17502977.2022.2124348 (DOI)000871384100001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, FR-2016/0004
Available from: 2022-11-04 Created: 2022-11-04 Last updated: 2023-02-23Bibliographically approved
Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2022). The Stuff from the Siege: Transitional Justice and the Power of Everyday Objects in Museums. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 16(2), 220-234
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Stuff from the Siege: Transitional Justice and the Power of Everyday Objects in Museums
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Transitional Justice, ISSN 1752-7716, E-ISSN 1752-7724, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 220-234Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the role of the affective power of everyday objects in commemorations of war and conflict. It seeks to understand the transformative power of the everyday as a memory node and investigates how and why everyday objects can become carriers of an inclusive rendering of the past. Through a phenomenologically grounded reading of two exhibitions on the 1992-1995 siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, the article theoretically advances the idea that everyday objects that are transformed into artefacts in museums expand our moral, mnemonic imagination and therefore potentially contribute to peace. A systematic analysis of the affective power of everyday objects is developed through three key conceptual lenses - authenticity, intimacy and vulnerability. The study thus contributes to research on the postwar museum as a site for transitional justice and peacebuilding, and the role of material things as carriers of emotions and meaning in the context of postwar memorialization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2022
Keywords
Bosnia-Herzegovina, embodied methodology, memory, museums, peacebuilding
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49050 (URN)10.1093/ijtj/ijac002 (DOI)000790932400001 ()2-s2.0-85136713432 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-01460Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P16-0249:1
Available from: 2022-05-19 Created: 2022-05-19 Last updated: 2022-09-23Bibliographically approved
Al-Kahwati, A. & Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2021). Addressing Atrocity in Syria: New Challenges for Transitional Justice. Stockholm: Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Addressing Atrocity in Syria: New Challenges for Transitional Justice
2021 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The war in Syria has been ongoing since 2011. What began as a protest against the regime has resulted in the deaths of 180,000 people, with many more wounded, more than 100,000 ‘disappeared’ and over 11 million displaced (Lederer 2019). As the conflict enters its tenth year, a peaceful solution to the violence looks as distant as ever. Nonetheless, in the midst of conflict, civil society and other actors are working hard to hold perpetrators accountable, and to ensure that victims are acknowledged and compensated for their suffering through reparations. The quest for truth and justice has not been put on hold.

This report takes stock of these transitional justice efforts in the midst of conflict.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Swedish Institute of International Affairs, 2021. p. 25
Series
UI Paper ; 2/2021
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45870 (URN)
Available from: 2021-06-21 Created: 2021-06-21 Last updated: 2021-06-21Bibliographically approved
Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2021). Articulating Presence of Absence: Everyday Memory and the Performance of Silence in Sarajevo (1ed.). In: Olivette Otele; Luisa Gandolfo; Yoav Galai (Ed.), Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies (pp. 15-34). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Articulating Presence of Absence: Everyday Memory and the Performance of Silence in Sarajevo
2021 (English)In: Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies / [ed] Olivette Otele; Luisa Gandolfo; Yoav Galai, Cham: Springer, 2021, 1, p. 15-34Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter is interested in the tension between lived silences in the post-war everyday and public commemoration. The concept of ‘presence of absence’ is developed in order to capture the complex ways that the traumatic past is embedded in the present. Silence is understood as an articulation of this presence of absence and the chapter explores silence as a practice and performance in the everyday of post-war Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The chapter reflects upon how such everyday silent memory work can be represented through public commemoration. It looks to the importance of art as an alternative realm that does not necessarily strive for closure through speech, but rather embraces a state of suspension. Aesthetic representations of presence of absence may be, the chapter concludes, a powerful means to articulate everyday memory work of silence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2021 Edition: 1
Series
Memory Politics and Transitional Justice, ISSN 2731-3840, E-ISSN 2731-3859
National Category
Political Science Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45585 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-54887-2_2 (DOI)
Available from: 2021-06-08 Created: 2021-06-08 Last updated: 2024-02-02Bibliographically approved
Björkdahl, A. & Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2021). Methodologies for feminist peace research. In: Tarja Väyrynen; Swati Parashar; Élise Féron; Catia Cecilia Confortini (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research: (pp. 40-49). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Methodologies for feminist peace research
2021 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research / [ed] Tarja Väyrynen; Swati Parashar; Élise Féron; Catia Cecilia Confortini, London: Routledge, 2021, p. 40-49Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter focusses on the question of “how” in research. It argues that critical methodologies are key to the development of theory in feminist peace research. The chapter discusses some central skills and sensitivities of the feminist peace researcher such as reflexivity, critical scrutiny, and attendance to power relations. It outlines three broad methodological approaches that are particularly influential as powerful vehicles for feminist peace research: first, the chapter discusses ethnography with a focus on the analytical framing of the everyday, the contextualisation of agency, and the close reading of embodiment and experiences. Second, it outlines methodologies that seek to unpack the construction of gendered discourses and representations. Third, it discusses the role of quantitative methodologies and provides some examples of how the work to identify patterns and causal relations can forward a feminist peace research agenda. Separate or combined, these approaches conduct critical epistemological and ontological work and advance theory on gender, peace, and conflict.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2021
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45392 (URN)10.4324/9780429024160-5 (DOI)2-s2.0-85104164278 (Scopus ID)9780429024160 (ISBN)9780367109844 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-05-18 Created: 2021-05-18 Last updated: 2021-05-18Bibliographically approved
Mannergren Selimovic, J. (2021). Minnespolitik: striden om det förflutna. Stockholm: Utrikespolitiska institutet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Minnespolitik: striden om det förflutna
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Vad är det som avgör hur samhället minns ett krig, ett terrorattentat eller andra traumatiska händelser? Dragkampen om vad som koms ihåg handlar om minnespolitik, det vill säga olika aktörers försök att tolka historien för sina egna syften och forma kollektiva minnen.

Minnespolitik kan se ut på många olika sätt. Från gamla tiders statyer av kungar och andra makthavare till dagens ofta mer abstrakta monument till minne av förintelser eller folkmordet i Srebrenica. Det kan också vara ett verktyg för marginaliserade grupper som genom att välta historiska statyer gör uppror mot dagens orättvisor. Eller utformas på ett sätt som ger människor möjlighet att bearbeta trauman från en väpnad konflikt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Utrikespolitiska institutet, 2021. p. 32
Series
Världspolitikens dagsfrågor, ISSN 0042-2754 ; 2021:5
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45893 (URN)9789175074825 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-22 Created: 2021-06-22 Last updated: 2021-06-22Bibliographically approved
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