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Југословенства између реалности и носталгије
The Yugoslavisms between Reality and Nostalgy

Author(s): Todor Kuljić
Subject(s): Political history, Social history, Politics of History/Memory, Politics and Identity
Published by: Udruženje za društvenu istoriju
Keywords: Yugoslavisms; anti-Yugoslavisms; self-perception; order of belonging; demonumentalization of the past

Summary/Abstract: This paper considers: relative strength of actual either positive or negative discourses about Yugoslavia; possibilities of new Yugoslavisms; ideologies of actors who are major creators of today’s hegemonic memories about Yugoslavia; position of Yugoslavism in whole variousity of new identities (self-perceptions); degree of institutionalization of Yugoslavisms and nationalisms and affinities and differences between Yugoslav and anti-Yugoslav freedom fighting political cultures. One can conclude that a new Yugoslavism can be only pluralistic, closer to the Left than Right, and it cannot be imposed but only democratically chosen by economically not-threatened and nationally not-frightened citizens.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-56
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian