Diznizacija detinjstva i mladosti u socijalističkoj Jugoslaviji
"Disneysation" Of The Childhood And Youth In Socialist Yugoslavia

Author(s): Radina Vučetić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: americanisation; childhood; socialismi; Walt Disney; comic books; thriller novels; Playboy

Summary/Abstract: One of the specific features of the Socialst Yugoslavia was a presence of the Disney’s production, American cartoons, crimeliterature and erotic magazines. They were wide spreaded from the stores, bookshops to the libraries in whole Yugoslavia. It was the sole country from the other side of the Iron Curtain, where was possible to obtain Mickey Mouse Almanach, some of the Marvel Producitons cartoons, Playboy magazine and numerous Xnovels on nearly any coner shop trough the 1960ties. It was paradox that the Yugoslav children took the Pioneer oath and carrying red scarfs on one side, while having the childhood with Disney cartoons which took them into a world of fantasy, and even in the world of capitalism, on the other hand. This unusual ideological paradox brought to Yugoslavia a specific advantages: in the eyes of the West it was treated as much more liberal, while overtaking the cartoones, Communist Party youth organisations manipulated with their contence, using it as a kind of atraction to their idelogical aims.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 185-204
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian