Podcast Episode 3: The New-New Life of Partisan Songs – Ana Hofman (Part 2)

Ethnomusicologist Ana Hofman discusses the revival of Partisan songs by activist choirs on the territories of the former Yugoslavia.

Podcast Episode 2: Partisan Songs for the Socialist Win, Post-Yugoslav Dump – Ana Hofman (Part 1)

Ethnomusicologist Ana Hofman discusses the history of Partisan songs, performed today by activist choirs, in World War II, during the socialist Yugoslav period, and immediately after Yugoslavia’s disintegration.

Podcast Episode 1: You Go, You Go, Yugo – Antonija Buntak

The inaugural episode of Remembering Yugoslavia is all about the Yugo car.

Launching the Remembering Yugoslavia Podcast: Why Remember Yugoslavia?

Remembering Yugoslavia started with an idea of covering various aspects of the disappeared country’s memory politics, from Tito to products to architecture.

Yugonostalgia: A Compendium of Reports and Analyses

The phenomenon of Yugonostalgia continues to elicit attention from the media and academics.

Katarina Radulović: A 13-Year Old Yugonostalgic?

Pinkove zvezdice is an American Idol-like program of the Serbian TV Pink in which children perform. One of the stars of recent years is Katarina Radulović.

Serbian Spaces of Identity

Zala Volčić. Serbian Spaces of Identity: Narratives of Belonging by the Last “Yugo” Generation. New York: Hampton Press, 2011.

City Tours with Old Yugoslavian Cars

A number of companies in the capital cities of ex-Yugoslavia provide tours in vintage Made-in-Yugoslavia vehicles.

A Big Farewell Kiss

And, finally, a big farewell kiss to my beloved Yugoslavia. We probably won’t meet again, dear, but nothing will ever replace you in my heart.”

Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism

Srećko Horvat and Igor Štiks, eds. Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics After Yugoslavia. London: Verso, 2015.

Post-Yugoslav Constellations

Vlad Beronja and Stijn Vervaet, eds. Post-Yugoslav Constellations: Archive, Memory, and Trauma in Contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Literature and Culture. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.

Mirjana Karanović: “I Am a Yugoslav”

“Yubilej: Ja sam Jugoslovenka,” Novosti, 11/30/2018

Leksikon YU Mitologije: Yugonostalgia or Crowd-Sourced Mythology?

Leksikon YU Mitologije (Lexicon of YU Mythology) is a collaborative 2004 book, and an ongoing online project, compiling 800+ short narratives of Yugoslavian popular culture.

Remembering 1984 Sarajevo Olympics

Thirty-five years ago today the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics started. The event was Yugoslavia’s proudest moment in the final years of its existence.

Zajednička borba

A CD released in 2012 compiled 23 songs by bands from across former Yugoslavia to promote anti-fascism and anti-fascist activism.

Lepa Brena: “A Yugoslav”

Lepa Brena was the most famous Yugoslav singer of the 1980s. Today she continues to personify Yugoslavia to many.

Yugoslavia Online

Yugoslavia has been resurrected and continues to exist on the world wide web.

Yugoslavian Music Without Yugoslavia

Ana Petrov. Jugoslovenska muzika bez Jugoslavije: koncerti kao mesta sećanja. Beograd: Delfi, 2016.

Tito and His Comrades

Jože Pirjevec. Tito and His Comrades. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2018.

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Dalibor Mišina. Shake, Rattle and Roll: Yugoslav Rock Music and the Poetics of Social Critique. London: Routledge, 2013.

Massacre of the Present

Jurica Pavičić, “HRVATSKA JE IZVUKLA NAJVEĆU DOBIT IZ JUGOSLAVIJE! Vladajuća ideologija drži se mita da je to bila negacija hrvatskog identiteta, a istina je suprotna,” Jutarni List, 2/19/2018 [pdf]

“I, who have lost my homeland…”

I, who have lost my homeland, want to congratulate everyone who has realized their heavenly, thousand-year-old dream and gained a homeland.

“Yustalgia”

A 2012 song and video by the Bosnian rapper Haris Rahmanović AKA Priki, 31, imagined what Yugoslavia may have looked like had it never disintegrated.

Tito’s Last Town

“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…”

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

Poem: “Why Am I a Yugoslav?”

Dimitar Anakiev, “Zašto sam Jugosloven?” XXZ Magazin, 12/20/2018 [pdf]

The Taboo of Memory: A Pain Called Yugonostalgia

Ana Hofman. “Tabu na sećanja: Bolest zvana jugonostalgija.” Nova srpska politička misao: časopis za političku teoriju i društvena istraživanja. 11/5/2007.

Novi život partizanskih pesama (The New Life of Partisan Songs)

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…”

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

General Consulate of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is a nonprofit based in Tivat, Montenegro, promoting the former country.

Monument to Tito Unveiled in Podgorica

Radio Slobodna Europa today reports that a memorial to Tito was unveiled in Podgorica.

6 Things Serbs Say Why Yugoslavia Was Better

“6 predanja svakog jugonostalgičara,” Telegraf, 11/29/2018 [pdf]

Remembering 29 November, Dan Republike (Republic Day)

It is no coincidence I launched Remembering Yugoslavia on November 29 (2017).

Europe in Sepia

Dubravka Ugresić. Europe in Sepia. Translated from the Croatian by David Williams. Rochester, NY: Open Letter, 2014

Karaoke Culture

Dubravka Ugresic: Karaoke Culture. Rochester: Open Letter, 2011

Twilight of the Idols

Aleš Debeljak. Twilight of the Idols: Recollections of a Lost Yugoslavia. Translated from the Slovenian by Michael Biggins. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 1995

Miss Ex-Yugoslavia: A Memoir

Stefanovic, Sofija. Miss Ex-Yugoslavia: A Memoir. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018.

“Guide to Yugonostalgia”

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

Remembering 25 May, Dan Mladosti (Youth Day)

Dan Mladosti was one of the biggest holidays in SFRY and it continues to be commemorated today.

Gallup Poll Finds Mixed Perceptions About Yugoslavia’s Breakup

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.

The Cultural Life of Capitalism in Yugoslavia

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.

In Praise of Forgetting

Rieff, David. In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

The Collective Memory Reader

Olick, Jeffrey, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, and Daniel Levy, eds. The Collective Memory Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Travels with Herodotus

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Travels with Herodotus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

The Ministry of Pain

Ugrešić, Dubravka. The Ministry of Pain. Translated by Michael Henry Helm. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

“Aquellos que no pueden recordar el pasado…”

Aquellos que no pueden recordar el pasado están condenados a repetirlo. (Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.)

Nostalgia: Origins and Ends of an Unenlightened Disease

Illsbruck, Helmut. Nostalgia: Origins and Ends of an Unenlightened Disease. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2012.

Remembering Utopia

Luthar, Breda, and Maruša Pušnik, eds. Remembering Utopia: The Culture of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia. Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2010.

The Spirit of Mourning

Connerton, Paul. The Spirit of Mourning: History, Memory and the Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Past for the Eyes

Sarkisova, Oksana, and Péter Apor. Past for the Eyes: East European Representations of Communism in Cinema and Museums after 1989. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2008

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