This is the full bibliography of the project Remembering Yugoslavia: Memories of a Disappeared Country.

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Memory and Nostalgia




Academic Journal and Literary Magazine Articles

Memory and nostalgia

  • Bach, Jonathan. “The Taste Remains: Consumption, (N)ostalgia, and the Production of East Germany.” Public Culture Vol. 14, No. 3 (2002): 545-556.
  • Barney, Timothy. “When We Was Red: Good Bye Lenin! and Nostalgia for the “Everyday GDR”.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. Vol. 6, No. 2 (2009): 132-151.
  • Berdahl, Daphne. “‘(N)Ostalgie’ for the Present: Memory, Longing, and East German Things.” Ethnos, Vol. 64, No. 2 (1999): 192-211.
  • Ekman, Joakim, and Jonas Linde. “Communist Nostalgia and the Consolidation of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe.” Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. Vol. 21, No. 3 (2005): 354-374.
  • Hirsch, Mariane. “The Generation of Postmemory.” Poetics Today, Vol. 29 (2008): 103-128.
  • Nadkarni, Maya. “The Master’s Voice: Authenticity, Nostalgia, and the Refusal of Irony in Postsocialist Hungary. Social Identities Vol. 13, No.5 (2007): 611-626.
  • Nadkarni, Maya, and Olga Shevchenko. “The Politics of Nostalgia: A Case for Comparative Analysis of Post-Socialist Practices.” Ab Imperio Vol. 2: 487-519.
  • Rosaldo, R. “Imperialist Nostalgia.” Representations Vol. 26 (1989): 107-122.
  • Stewart, Kathleen. “Nostalgia: A polemic.” Cultural Anthropology. Vol. 3, No. 3 (1988): 227-241.
  • Todorova, Maria. “Remembering Communism.” Centre for Advanced Study in Sofia Newsletter, No. 2 (2002): 15-17.
  • Velikonja, Mitja. “Red Shades: Nostalgia for Socialism as an Element of Cultural Pluralism in Slovenian Transition.” Journal for Slovene Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2008): 171-184.


  • Radović, Srdjan. “From Center to periphery and vice versa: The politics of toponyms in the transitional capital.” Glasnik Etnografskog instituta, Vol. 56 (2008): 53-74.

(Post) Yugoslavia

  • Baker, Catherine. “The Politics of Performance: Transnationalism and its Limits in Former Yugoslav Popular Music, 1999–2004.” Ethnopolitics: Formerly Global Review of Ethnopolitics Vol. 5, No. 3 (2006).
  • Bakić-Hayden, Milica. “Nesting Orientalisms: The Case of Former Yugoslavia.” Slavic Review Vol. 54 No. 4 (1995): 917-931.
  • Bakić-Hayden, Milica, and Hayden, Robert M. “Orientalist Variations on the Theme ‘Balkans’: Symbolic Geography in Recent Yugoslav Cultural Politics.” Slavic Review Vol. 51 No. 1 (1992): 1-15.
  • Balalovska, Kristina. “Between the »Balkans« and »Europe«: A Study of the Contemporary Transformation of Macedonian Identity.” Journal of Contemporary European Studies Vol. 12, No. 2 (2004): 193–214.
  • Bošković, Aleksandar. “Yugonostalgia and Yugoslav Cultural Memory: Lexicon of YU Mythology.” Slavic Review Vol. 72, Nol 1(2013): 54-78. [Notes]
  • Brklačić, Maja. “A Case of a Very Difficult Transition: The Ritual of the Funeral of Josip Broz Tito.” Limen: Journal for Theory and Practice of Liminal Phenomena. Vol. 1 (2001).
  • Botev, Nikolai. “Where East Meets West: Ethnic Intermarriage in the Former Yugoslavia, 1962-1989.” American Sociological Review, Vol. 59, No. 3 (1994): 461-480.
  • Cohen, Lenard. “Prelates and politicians in Bosnia: The role of religion in nationalist mobilisation.” Nationalist Papers Vol. 25, No. 2 (1997): 481-500.
  • Cvijić, Srdjan. “Swinging the Pendulum: World War II History, Politics, National Identity and Difficulties of Reconciliation in Croatia and Serbia.” Nationalities Papers, Vol. 36, No. 4 (2008):713-740.
  • Čagorović, Nebojša. “Anti-fascism and Montenegrin Identity since 1990.” History Vol. 97, No. 398 (2012): 578-590.
  • Dragićević Šešić, Milena and Ljiljana Rogač Mijatović. “Balkan Dissonant Heritage Narratives (and Their Attractiveness) for Tourism.” American Journal of Tourism Management, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2014): 10-19. [pdf]
  • Erjavec, K and Zala Volčić. “The Kosova Battle: Media’s Recontextualization of the Serbian Nationalistic Discourses.” Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Vol. 12, No. 3 (2007): 67-86.
  • Gilbert, Andrew. “The past in parenthesis: (Non)post-socialism in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina.” Anthropology Today Vol. 22, No. 4 (2006): 14-18.
  • Godina, V.V. “The Outbreak of Nationalism on Former Yugoslav Territory: A Historical Perspective on the Problem of Supranational Identity.” Nations and Nationalism Vol. 4, No. 3 (1998): 409-422.
  • Goldstein, Ivo and Slavko Goldstein. “Revisionism in Croatia: The Case of Franjo Tudjman.” East European Jewish Affairs Vol. 32, No. 1 (2002): 52-64.
  • Hofman, Ana. “Tabu na sećanja: Bolest zvana jugonostalgija.” Nova srpska politička misao. Vol. 5. (2007). Retrieved from [Translation]
  • Hofman, Ana. “Lepa Brena: Repolitization of musical memories on Yugoslavia.” Glasnik Etnografskog instituta, Vol. 60, No. 1 (2012): 21-32 [pdf]
  • Hofman, Ana. “Music (as) Labour: Affective Labour, Professional Musicianship, and Gender in Socialist Yugoslavia. Ethnomusicology Forum Vol. 24, No. 1 (2015): 28-50.
  • Jambrešić-Kirin, Renata. “The Politics of Memory in Croatian Socialist Culture: Some Remarks.” Narodna umjetnost Vol. 41, No. 1 (2004): 125-143.
  • Janjatovic, Petar. “A Retrospect: Yugoslav Pop and Rock,New Sound: International Magazine for Music, Vol. 13 (1999): 30-35. Belgrade, Union of Yugoslav Composers‘ Organizations.
  • Jansen, S. “On Not Moving Well Enough: Temporal Reasoning in Sarajevo Yearnings for ‘Normal Live.'” Current Anthropology, Vol. 55 (2014): 74-84.
  • Kuljić Todor Đ. “Tito u novom srpskom poretku sećanja,” Sociologija, vol. 45, br. 2 (2003): 97-116.
  • Kurtović, Larisa. “Yugonostalgia on Wheels: Commemorating Marshal Tito Across Post-Yugoslav Borders.” ISEEES Newsletter Vol. 28, No. 1 (2011): 2-13.
  • Lindstrom, Nicole. “Yugonostalgia: Restorative and Reflective Nostalgia in Former Yugoslavia.” East Central Europe Vol. 32, No. 1–2 (2005): 227–238.
  • Luthar, Breda, and A. Trdina. “Nation, Gender, Class: Celebrity Culture and the Performance of Identity in the Balkans.” Slavic Review Vol. 74 (2015): 265-287.
  • Luthar, Oto. “Forgetting Does (Not) Hurt: Historical Revisionism in Post-Socialist Slovenia.” Nationalities Papers Vol. 41, No. 6 (2013): 882-92.
  • Lynch, Paul and Senija Causevic. “Phoenix Tourism: Post-Conflict Tourism Role.” Annals of Tourism Research, Volume 38, Issue 3 (July 2011): 780-800. [pdf]
  • Maksimović, Maja. Unattainable past, unsatisfying present – Yugonostalgia: an omen of a better future?  Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 45, No. 6 (2017): 1066-1081 [pdf]
  • Mijatović, Brana. “Throwing Stones at the System”: Rock Music in Serbia during the 1990s.” Music & Politics, Volume II, Issue 2 (Summer 2008).
  • Mijatovic, Brana. “(Com)Passionately Political: Music of Djordje Balasevic in 1990s Serbia.” Anthropology of East Europe Review Vol 22, No. 1 (2004): 93-102.
  • Mišina, D. “Spit and Sing, My Yugoslavia: New Partisans, Social Critique, and Bosnian Poetic of the Patriotic.” Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 38, No. 2 (2010): 265-289.
  • Moll, Nicholas, “Fragmented memories in a fragmented country: memory competition and political identity-building in today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina.” Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 41, No. 6 (2013): 910-935.
  • Naef, Patrick. Tourism, conflict and contested heritage in former Yugoslavia. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Vol. 14, No. 3 (2016): 181-188. [pdf]
  • Palmberger, Monika. “Nostalgia Matters: Nostalgia for Yugoslavia as a Potential Vision for a Better Future.” Sociologija Vol. 50, No. 4 (2008): 355-370.
  • Pavasović Trošt, Tamara. “A Personality Cult Transformed: The Evolution of Tito’s Image in Serbian and Croatian Textbooks, 1974-2010.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2014): 146-170.
  • Pavlakovic, Vjeran. “Symbols and the Culture of Memory in Republika Srpska Krajina.” Nationalities Papers Vol. 41, No. 6, (2013):893-909.
  • Pogačar, Martin. “Music and Memory: Yugoslav Rock in Social Media.” Southeastern Europe Vol. 39, No. 2 (2015): 215-236.
  • Pogačar, Martin. “Yu-rock in the 1980s: between urban and rural.” Nationalities Papers / Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 36, No. 5 (2008): 829-832.
  • Ramet, Sabrina. “Memory and identity in the Yugoslav successor states.” Nationalities Papers / Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 41, No. 6 (2013): 871-881.
  • Ramet, Sabrina. “The Denial Syndrome and Its Consequences: Serbian Political Culture since 2000.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 40, No. 1 (2007): 41-58.
  • Rivera, Lauren. “Managing “Spoiled” National Identity: War, Tourism, and Memory in Croatia.” American Sociological Review, Vol. 73, No. 4 (2008): 613-634.
  • Sindbaek, Tea. “The Fall and Rise of a National Hero: Interpretations of Draža Mihailović and the Chetniks in Yugoslavia and Serbia since 1945.” Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1 (2009):47-59.
  • Stankovič. Peter,. “Appropriating ‘Balkan’: Rock and Nationalism in Slovenia.” Critical Sociology Vol. 27, No.3 (2001): 98-115.
  • Stanković, P. “Rustic Obsessions: The Role of Slovenian Pop Folk in the Slovenian National Imaginary.” International Journal of Cultural Studies Vol. 18, No. 6 (2015): 645-660.
  • Starc, Gregor. “Skiing Memories in the Slovenian National Mnemonic Scheme: An Anthropological Perspective.” Anthropological Notebooks Vol. 12, No. 2 (2006).
  • Švab, Alenka. “Consuming Western Images of Well-Being: Shopping Tourism in Socialist Slovenia.” Cultural Studies Vol. 16, No. 1 (2002).
  • Ugrešić, Dubravka. “The Souvenirs of Communism: Home as Marketplace or Deletion of the Past.”
    Hedgehog Review Vol. 7, No. 3 (2005): 29-36.
  • Volčič, Zala. “The Machine that Creates Slovenes: The Role of Slovene Public Broadcasting in Re-Affirming the Slovene National Identity.” National Identities Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3 (2005): 287-308.
  • Volčič, Zala. “Yugo-Nostalgia: Cultural Memory and Media in the Former Yugoslavia.” Critical Studies in Media Communication. Vol. 24, No. 1 (2007): 21-38.
  • Volčič, Zala. “Scenes from the Last Yugoslav Generation: The Long March from Yugo-Utopia to Nationalisms.” Cultural Dynamics Vol. 19, No. 1 (2007): 67-89.
  • Woodward, Susan. “The Political Economy of Ethno-Nationalism in Yugoslavia.” Socialist Register Vol. 39 (2003): 73-92.
  • Žižek, Slavoj. “The Morning After.” Eurozine, 3/27/2001


  • Etzioni, Amitai. “Toward a Theory of Public Ritual.” Sociological Theory. Vol. 18, No.1 (2000).


  • Anthropology of East Europe Review
  • Anthropology News
  • Balcanis – 2004 issue on nostalgia
  • Ethnopolitics (formerly Global Review of Ethnopolitics)
  • Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies. Issue 5 (2004), special issue on nostalgia
  • Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing
  • Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. Vol. 14, No. 3 (2016), special issue on “Tourism, conflict and contested heritage in former Yugoslavia”
  • Representations. Vol. 26, No. 1 (1989) – theme issue on memory and counter-memory
  • Southeastern Europe, Vol. 39, no. 2 (2015) – issue on “Music, affect and memory politics in post-Yugoslav space”

Other Sources

Mass Media

  • Blic
  • Jutarnji list
  • N1
  • Radio Slobodna Evropa
  • Telegraf
  • Večernji list
  • …and many more


Karaula (2006)




Internet Forums

No longer in existence:

  • Plavi Voz – gathered “all real Yugoslavs”, 2006-2007


“#008 – SRDJAN RADOVIC: Street and Place (re)Naming and Public Memorialization in Former Yugoslav Countries.” The Southeast Passage, 1/24/2016