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Киоск – критички оглед из урбане/политичке антропологије
Kiosk – a Critical Examination in Urban/Political Anthropology

Author(s): Ivan Kovačević
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Keywords: kiosk; urbanism; Belgrade; Milošević’s regime; local authorities; architecture’ design; market economy

Summary/Abstract: Kiosk, a lightly constructed edifice, exists in Belgrade for more than half of a century. Shapes and constructions of kiosks that used to sell newspapers and cigarettes have followed general change in building styles over the years, requiring little or no attention from the public. However, at the time when Milošević opposition parties took over local government/management, large number of kiosks became positioned in the center of the city. At the same time, Milošević’s socialistic trading firms collapsed, and sales of many items transferred to kiosks. The change of government at the local level caused a different politics toward kiosks, and united state and local governments put an effort into removal of kiosks from the centre of Belgrade. This paper discusses the relationship between ideology and kiosk as architecture’ structure, and kiosks’ economic productivity.

  • Issue Year: LIV/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 127-143
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian