Serbian Dreambook: National Imaginary in the Time of Milosevic (BOK)

Marko Zivkovic

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The central role that the regime of Slobodan Milosevic played in the bloody dissolution of Yugoslavia is well known, but Marko Zivkovic explores another side of this time period: the stories people in Serbia were telling themselves (and others) about themselves. Zivkovic traces the recurring themes, scripts, and narratives that permeated public discourse in Milosevic's Serbia, as Serbs described themselves as Gypsies or Jews, violent highlanders or peaceful lowlanders, and invoked their own mythologized defeat at the Battle of Kosovo. The author investigates national narratives, the use of tradition for political purposes, and local idioms, paying special attention to the often bizarre and outlandish tropes people employed to make sense of their social reality. He suggests that the enchantments of political life under Milosevic may be fruitfully seen as a dream-book of Serbian national imaginary.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Marko Zivkovic
ISBN 9780253223067
Antall sider 328 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 499 gram
Emner og form 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Anthropology, General & world history, Regional studies