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Title After Yugoslavia : the Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land / edited by Radmila Gorup
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 345 pages)
Series Stanford studies on Central and Eastern Europe
Stanford studies on Central and Eastern Europe
Contents My Yugoslavia / Maria Todorova -- Yugoslavia : a defeated argument? / Vesna Goldsworthy -- The past as future : post-Yugoslav space in the early twenty-first century / Dejan Djokic -- What common Yugoslav culture was, and how everybody benefited from it / Zoran Milutinovic -- Discordia concors : Central Europe in post-Yugoslav discourses / Vladimir Zoric -- "Something has survived" : ambivalence in the discourse about socialist Yugoslavia in present-day Slovenia / Mitja Velikonja -- Vibrant commonalities and the Yugoslav legacy : a few remarks / Gordana P. Crnkovic -- Zenit rising : return to a Balkan avant-garde / Marijeta Bozovic -- Post-Yugoslav emergence and the creation of difference / Tomislav Z. Longinovic -- What happened to Serbo-Croatian? / Ranko Bugarski -- Language imprisoned by identities; or, Why language should be defended / Milorad Pupovac -- The vibrant cinemas in the post-Yugoslav space / Andrew Horton -- Marking the trail : Balkan women filmmakers and the transnational imaginary / Meta Mazaj -- Traumatic experiences : war literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the 1990s / Davor Beganovic -- Culture of memory or cultural amnesia : the uses of the past in the contemporary Croatian novel / Andrea Zlatar-Violic -- Cheesecakes and bestsellers : contemporary Serbian literature and the scandal of transition / Tatjana Rosic -- Slovene literature since 1990 / Alojzija Zupan Sosic -- The palimpsests of nostalgia / Venko Andonovski -- The spirit of the Kakanian Province / Dubravka Ugresic
Summary The book brings together many of the best known commentators and scholars who write about former Yugoslavia. The essays focus on the post-Yugoslav cultural transition and try to answer questions about what has been gained and what has been lost since the dissolution of the common country. Most of the contributions can be seen as current attempts to make sense of the past and help cultures in transition, as well as to report on them. The volume is a mixture of personal essays and scholarly articles and that combination of genres makes the book both moving and informative. Its import
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Manners and customs.
Former Yugoslav republics -- Social life and customs
Yugoslavia -- Social life and customs
Yugoslavia.
Form Electronic book
Author Gorup, Radmila Jovanović, editor
ISBN 0804787344
9780804787345