Retracing images : visual culture after Yugoslavia
- edited by Daniel Šuber and Slobodan Karamanić.
- Leiden ; Boston : BRILL, 2012.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (366 pages).
- Balkan studies library ; v. 4.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Mapping the field: towards reading images in the (post- )Yugoslav context
- 'Image games': political imagology and the mimicry of power
- The function of the signifier 'totalitarianism' in the constitution of the 'East Art' field
- New collectives: art networks and cultural policies in post-Yugoslav spaces
- Spraying on gallery walls: graffiti and the art field in Slovenia
- Changing fates: the role of the hero in Yugoslav cinema in the early and late Sixties
- Futur antérieur of Yugoslav cinema, or, Why Emir Kusturica's legacy is worth fighting for
- The nationalistic turn and the visual response in Macedonian art and cinema
- 'Bosnian girl': nationalism and innocence through images of women
- Reinventing Kosovo: newborn and the young Europeans
- Transformation of memorial sites in the post-Yugoslav context
- Titostalgia. On the post-Yugoslav cognitive map
- Symbolic landscape, violence and the normalization process in post-Miloševic Serbia.
The essays in this collection disclose cultural and political dynamics as they occurred before and in the wake of Yugoslavia's dissolution (1991-92) by analyzing visual data such as film, art, graffiti, street-art, public advertisement, memorials, and monuments. Within the vast field of Balkan Studies such visual materials have rarely been taken for important empirical evidence. Against the still widely held presumption that the cultural production of allegedly "totalitarian" states such as Yugoslavia can be neglected as they were penetrated by state ideology, the contributions offer a corrective image of the complex ideological dynamics and discoursive potentials in various artistic and cultural fields. Phenomena such as "Titostalgia", nationalist mobilization, nation-branding, rewriting of history, inventing of traditions, and symbolic violence that have surfaced in recent years are interpreted in the light of Yugoslavia's legacy. Contributors include: Zoran Terzic, Elissa Helms, Miklavz Komelj, Nebojsa Jovanovic, Isabel Stroehle, Sezgin Boynik, Gregor Bulc, Davor Beganovic, Robert Alagjozovski, Gal Kirn, Mitja Velikonja, Daniel Suber, and Slobodan Karamanic.
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- Yugoslav War (1991-1995)
- Yugoslavia > Intellectual life > 1992-2003.
- Yugoslavia > Politics and government > 1992-2003.
- Yugoslavia > Social conditions.
- Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 > Social aspects.
- Post-communism > Social aspects > Yugoslavia > History.
- Art and state > Yugoslavia > History.
- Art and society > Yugoslavia > History.
- Visual communication > Yugoslavia > History.
- Political culture > Yugoslavia > History.
- Popular culture > Yugoslavia > History.
- HISTORY > Europe > General.
- Art and society.
- Art and state.
- Intellectual life.
- Political culture.
- Politics and government.
- Popular culture.
- Post-communism > Social aspects.
- Social aspects.
- Social conditions.
- Visual communication.
- Publication date
- Balkan studies library ; v. 4
- 9789004224230 (electronic bk.)
- 9004224238 (electronic bk.)