I, who have lost my homeland, want to congratulate everyone who has realized their heavenly, thousand-year-old dream and gained a homeland.
“OVO JE POSLJEDNJI TITOV GRAD NA PROSTORIMA BIVŠE JUGOSLAVIJE ‘Kada bih mogao dignuti Broza iz groba i leći tamo umjesto njega, ja bih to učinio odmah’,” Jutarnji List, 3/11/2018 [pdf]
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Dimitar Anakiev, “Zašto sam Jugosloven?” XXZ Magazin, 12/20/2018 [pdf]
Ana Hofman. “Tabu na sećanja: Bolest zvana jugonostalgija.” Nova srpska politička misao: časopis za političku teoriju i društvena istraživanja. 11/5/2007.
In December 2016, The Calvert Journal ran a story about a revival of Partisan songs in the Balkans, driven by “activist choirs.”
The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly one you can never have.
General Consulate of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is a nonprofit based in Tivat, Montenegro, promoting the former country.
Radio Slobodna Europa today reports that a memorial to Tito was unveiled in Podgorica.
“6 predanja svakog jugonostalgičara,” Telegraf, 11/29/2018 [pdf]
It is no coincidence I launched Remembering Yugoslavia on November 29 (2017).
Dubravka Ugresić. Europe in Sepia. Translated from the Croatian by David Williams. Rochester, NY: Open Letter, 2014
Dubravka Ugresic: Karaoke Culture. Rochester: Open Letter, 2011
Aleš Debeljak. Twilight of the Idols: Recollections of a Lost Yugoslavia. Translated from the Slovenian by Michael Biggins. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 1995
Stefanovic, Sofija. Miss Ex-Yugoslavia: A Memoir. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018.
Svjetlana Rašić, “Vodič kroz jugonostalgiju: Da li je 25.maj u modi?” (Guide to Yugonostalgia: Is May 25 in Fashion?), Esquire Serbia, 5/26/2017
Dan Mladosti was one of the biggest holiday in SFRY and remains one that continues to be commemorated today.
A Gallup poll released a year ago, on May 18, 2017 shows that perceptions regarding Yugoslavia’s breakup vary by former republic, by ethnicity, and by age.
Jelača, Dijana, Maša Kolanović, and Danijela Lugarić, eds. The Cultural Life of Capitalism in Yugoslavia: (Post)Socialism and Its Other. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.
Rieff, David. In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.