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Bosnian Refugees in America: New Communities, New Cultures - Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice (Hardback)
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Bosnian Refugees in America: New Communities, New Cultures - Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice (Hardback)

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In April of 1992, war began in Bosnia. Sarajevo, site of the 1984 Winter Olympics, and, we were told, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, became a city under siege. For all of the people of Bosnia, life shifted in unimaginable ways in a matter of hours, days, or weeks. An immediate exodus began from Bosnia, and people who had never anticipated leaving their country became refugees, dependent upon a world system of resettlement for displaced persons. This book relates the experiences of a hundred Bosnian families who came to Utica, a town in upstate New York. Bosnians in Utica came here as refugees - ginning in 1993, having ?ed from the wars of succession in the former Yugoslavia. Our study evolved over several years as a result of our interests in the war in Bosnia and the massive ?ow of refugees that it precipitated. We began work on the project in the late 1990s as we set out to learn about the war and to explore refugee experiences of displacement, transit, and resettlement. Our intent is to portray the experience of Bosnian refugees in one American city and to capture, in their words, in as much detail as possible their adjustment to a new community and a new culture.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387251554
Number of pages: 197
Weight: 1040 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.


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"For those who find Bosnians among their New American neighbors and clients, this book is essential reading. ... Couglan and Owens-Manley provide an in-depth look at the history, culture, and stories of the Bosnian refugee population, which results in a deepened understanding of our Bosnian neighbors ... . The suggested interventions make this a practical work in addition to being an informative one. ... this volume would contribute significantly to the education of future social work practitioners, particularly in courses designed to teach cultural responsiveness." (Mary Dugan, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 51 (28), July, 2006)

"Coughlan and Owens-Manley's book ... have the aim of enabling the reader to understand who the Bosnian refugees are, where they came from and what they lived through and survived, and as a way of interpreting evidence of psychopathology or lesser disturbance which might impact on the resettlement experience. ... advance the literature on an important feature of recent European refugee history." (Gregory Kent, British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 39 (5), 2008)

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