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- DescriptionThe central role that the regime of Slobodan Milosevi played in the bloody dissolution of Yugoslavia is well kwn, but Marko Zivkovi explores ather side of this time period: the stories people in Serbia were telling themselves (and others) about themselves. Zivkovi traces the recurring themes, scripts, and narratives that permeated public discourse in Milosevi'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 Milosevi may be fruitfully seen as a dreambook of Serbian national imaginary.
- Author BiographyMarko Zivkovi is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta.
- Author(s)Marko Zivkovi
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication29/04/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleNew Anthropologies of Europe
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note10 b&w illus.
- Weight636 g
- Width162 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine29 mm
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