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Postsocijalizam i tranzicija, lokalne zajednice i identiteti
Post-Socialism, Transition, Local Communities and Identities

Author(s): Gordana Gorunović
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Srpski genealoški centar
Keywords: socialism;postsocialism; transition;local communities; rearticulation of identity;
Summary/Abstract: In the first section of this paper, I describe the new field in anthropology and other disciplines called transition studies, focusing on its thematic and problemic emphases, analytical, interpretive, and ideological categories. In the second section, I point to some topics that can be projected to transition studies from the phenomenological and empirical field of post-Socialist conditions in Balkan societies. The examples are two rural communities, which in the period of post-Socialism are facing new challenges – in the case of (ethnically homogenous) village Stakevci in northwestern Bulgaria, crisis of identity and survival; in the case of Orahovac, Boka Kotorska, Montenegro, the demands for the reconstruction of "national culture" in the function of preservation of ethnic, cultural and national identity.

  • Page Range: 190-207
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: Serbian