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By Andrew Herscher

While the development of structure has a spot in architectural discourse, its destruction, regularly visible as incompatible with the very thought of "culture," has been ignored in theoretical and historic dialogue. Responding to this forget, Herscher examines the case of the previous Yugoslavia and specifically, Kosovo, the place focusing on structure has been a favourite measurement of political violence. instead of reading violence opposed to structure as a trifling illustration of "deeper" social, political, or ideological dynamics, Herscher unearths it to be a kind of cultural creation, irreducible to its contexts and formative of the identities and companies that doubtless undergo on it as motives. targeting the actual websites the place violence is inflicted and the place its topics and items are articulated, the ebook strains the intersection of violence and structure from socialist modernization, via ethnic and nationalist clash, to postwar reconstruction.

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