The Coexistence of Transhumance Shepherding Practices and Tourism on Bjelašnica Mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The chapter is part of a book at Berghahn books:

GRAZING COMMUNITIES: Pastoralism on the Move and Biocultural Heritage Frictions (2022)

Edited by Letizia Bindi
Foreword by Tim Ingold
Afterword by Cyril Isnard.

Abstract / Povzetek:

In the last 50 years, transhumant sheepherding on Bjelašnica mountain in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has undergone a major transformation and adaptation to new forms of animal husbandry for various economic, political and social reasons, such as the increase in tourism. Based on a long-term ethnographic fieldwork, the chapter analyses the coexistence of transhumance shepherding practices and tourism in Lukomir, the highest village (1472 m above sea level) in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on the southern slopes of the Bjelašnica mountain massif and the different local responses to it. A concluding section examines the anthropological insights gained through different methodological approaches, focusing on the process of visual ethnography.

Film still from ethnographic film Lukomir, my home (2018) / Videogram iz etnografskega filma Lukomir, moj dom (2018). Lukomir, Bjelašnica, BiH.

Poglavje je del zbornika pri založbi Berghahn Books, ki ga je uredila Letizia Bindi, predgovor pa je napisal Tim Ingold. Zbornik, kot tudi poglavje, je v angleškem jeziku in v celoti dostopno na spodnji povezavi.

Citation / citiranje:

Filak, Manca, and Žiga Gorišek. “The Coexistence of Transhumance Shepherding Practices and Tourism on Bjelašnica Mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina.” Berghahn Books, 280-299, 2022.

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