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Ideološki sistemi i drugi alati za konstrukt identiteta i spomenika
IDEOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND OTHER TOOLS FOR CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES AND MONUMENTS

Author(s): Majda Turkić, Bernard Harbaš
Subject(s): Architecture, Visual Arts, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Art, Politics and Identity
Published by: Fakultet humanističkih nauka, Univerzitet »Džemal Bijedić« u Mostaru
Keywords: Ideology; system; identity; monuments;

Summary/Abstract: If norms are directed by the societal ruling structure, ideologically constructed systems may distort objective, real, and scientifically proved values creation. Individuals are often disabled to autonomously decide on the acceptance of their choices, which may direct further consequences. This paper discusses the idea and the construction of identity through literature from Foucault, Derrida, Hegel, Hall, to Butler, as forcefully created perceptions that serve established systems for imposing national ideology and control. We argue that enforced societal norms undermine singularity and debilitate capacities for individual expression and beingness. As part of this paper discussion, we analyze the phenomenon of destruction of monuments that are publicly exposed and visible, referring to intermittent vandalism of the Partisan Cemetery in Mostar as an example of denial and humiliation of the symbols of the former political framework. This example serves to delineate one of many tools used for the instrumentalization of the national and ideologically created identities and the aftermath of the societies.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 255-263
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bosnian