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Engels — leksikografska bilješka
Engels — Lexicographical Note

Author(s): Miroslav Artić
Subject(s): Cultural history, Political history, Social history, Croatian Literature, German Literature, 19th Century Philosophy, Marxism, Political economy, Politics and society, 19th Century, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Theory of Literature
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: Engels; encyclopedia; reception; socialist culture; political sign; socialist worldview; values;
Summary/Abstract: The paper aims to examine how Friedrich Engels was assessed in encyclopedias, professional lexicons and philosophy textbooks at the time when Croatia was a constitutive part of the former Yugoslavia. The methodological basis for the perception of Engels in Croatia is positioned within the framework of a predetermined concept according to which socialist culture was to be built in Yugoslavia, in all its parts, in the spirit of the ‘socialist worldview’ asserting ‘socialist values’. (Viskovic 2001). The aim of this paper is to evaluate this specific political and cultural period, marked by systematic attempts to create a comprehensive encyclopedic knowledge that would shape and finally define the dominant cultural and political sign empowered by Engels’ work. At the same time, its symbolic power had the task of illuminating the direction for the construction of complex Yugoslav socialist culture. This is only a sketch, but also an incentive for a more complex research of this unique conceptual project on the construction of socialist culture.

  • Page Range: 99-111
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Croatian