Dr. Max Bergholz Wins Taylor and Francis Book Prize in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Dr. Bergholz is the recipient of the Canadian Association of Slavists' Taylor and Francis Book Prize in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for 2017.
Here is the full information from the CAS:
The Canadian Association of Slavists'
Taylor and Francis Book Prize
in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Canadian Association of Slavists/Taylor & Francis book prize. Dr. Max Bergholz's book, Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community (Cornell University Press, 2016) is the winning entry. In their report, the members of the jury described Dr. Bergholz's work as:
“An extremely powerful book, excellent in every way: exhaustively (and courageously) researched; meticulously documented; well written and theoretically well informed. The author uncovers the untold story behind a bout of extreme ethnic violence in Kulen Vakuf (a rural area straddling Bosnia and Croatia) in 1941. The author is unflinching in piecing together the sad and gruesome facts, which give insight into the local dynamics of a conflict situation in which war has broken down central authority. The author seeks to illuminate not just how ethnic conflicts break out, but also how some individuals and groups try to de-escalate, stop or prevent conflict. The former Yugoslavia has become known as a place where neighbor fought neighbor, but Bergholz argues that the perpetrators of atrocities were a minority, and that even at the worst of times there were those who were willing to step up to try to save civilians. This complicated story will chart new paths for future researchers of ethnicity and conflict."
The Canadian Association of Slavists' Taylor and Francis Book Prize was established in 2014 and is sponsored by Taylor and Francis Publishers. It is awarded annually for the best academic book in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies published in the previous calendar year by a Canadian author (citizen or permanent resident).
The book prize jury consists of three members chosen by the CAS executive.
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