The consequences of armed conflicts on life paths of Bosniaks from Eastern Bosnia

  • Vladimir Ira Institute of Geography of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
  • Ana Uher Institute of Geography of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Keywords: life paths; time-geography; time-space activity diaries; biographies; war conflict; post-war situation; Eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abstract

This article sets out to describe the individual mobility of persons affected by the war in former Yugoslavia from a long-term, biographical perspective. It evaluates how the conflict and post-conflict conditions limit or enhance the spatial range of individual activities. The time-geographical approach is applied through the usage of spatio-temporal records of the war and post-war life. Thirty-two respondents from Bosnia and Herzegovina were interviewed, and asked to generate an “ex-post facto” open time-space activity diary. The article demonstrates the usefulness of the time-space activity diary usage as a significant instrument for a sensible analysis of life-paths.

Published
2021-03-18
How to Cite
Ira, V., & Uher, A. (2021). The consequences of armed conflicts on life paths of Bosniaks from Eastern Bosnia. AUC Geographica, 56(1), 95-107. https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2021.4
Section
Original Articles