"Original, important, and exciting. Most ethnographies of war aren't actually conducted at the epicenters of war, nor even on the front lines. Maček's is. She stands among a handful of scholars who combine true ethnography of war with enduring commitment to both academic and personal ethics."—Carolyn Nordstrom, University of Notre Dame
"Maček succeeds in her aim of offering an anthropological perspective on war, telling the stories of Sarajevans during the siege with clarity, empathy, and intellectual integrity. . . . Maček's study represents a valuable contribution to the study of war in general and the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in particular."—Slavic Review
About the Author
Ivana Macek is Associated Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Senior Lecturer in Genocide Studies at the Hugo Valentin Center of Uppsala University, Sweden.