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Yugonostalgia: A Compendium of Reports and Analyses

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

Podcast Episode 9: Das Ist Museum – Elma Hodžić

ShareTweetElma Hodžić, curator at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, discusses the museum’s memory-making activities over time and Bosnian post-war identity. ShareTweet

Podcast Episode 8: 12,000 Monuments (and Nothin’ on Map) – Vladana Putnik Prica

ShareTweetArt historian Vladana Putnik Prica of the University of Belgrade discusses inappropriate monuments, foreigners’ interest and generational differences in locals’ perception of spomeniks, and nostalgic songs. ShareTweet

Launching the Remembering Yugoslavia Podcast: Why Remember Yugoslavia?

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

A Big Farewell Kiss

ShareTweetAnd, 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.” ShareTweet

Post-Yugoslav Constellations

ShareTweetVlad 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. ShareTweet

Mirjana Karanović: “I Am a Yugoslav”

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

Massacre of the Present

ShareTweetJurica 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] ShareTweet

“It’s a poor sort of memory…”

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

“The most painful state of being…”

ShareTweetThe most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly one you can never have. ShareTweet

Gallup Poll Finds Mixed Perceptions About Yugoslavia’s Breakup

ShareTweetA 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. ShareTweet

In Praise of Forgetting

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

The Collective Memory Reader

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

Travels with Herodotus

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

The Ministry of Pain

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

Remembering Utopia

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

The Spirit of Mourning

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

“It will end in a fog…”

ShareTweetI think that the picture of Yugoslavia, of the life in it, and what kind of country it was will be less and less clear as more and more time passes since its breakup. ShareTweet

“The struggle of man…”

ShareTweetThe struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. ShareTweet

Post-Communist Nostalgia

ShareTweetTodorova, Maria, and Zsuzsa Gille, eds. Post-Communist Nostalgia. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010. ShareTweet

“The thing I miss about communism…”

ShareTweetI was about 18 when these Changes happened. I studied hard in school and did all the things I was supposed to do. But it was for nothing. ShareTweet

Remembrance of Things Past

ShareTweetProust, Michael. Swann’s Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1. 1913. ShareTweet

How and what different generations remember

ShareTweetAs I reviewed media coverage of Republic Day in Yugoslavia’s successor countries, I saw parallels with Slovakia in how different generations remember the former country. ShareTweet

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