Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

McCall, John


The study in this thesis attempts to add an anthropological perspective to the crucial role of the notions of tradition, affect and ethics in the conception and realization of the movement of non-violent resistance in Kosova in the 1990’s. While the majority, if not all, of the scholars who have done research on, and written about the movement, focus explicitly on its political achievements or failures – that is, on the movement’s final outcome – this thesis is more interested in the processes which gave rise to, and sustained, the movement.




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