The phenomenon of Yugonostalgia continues to elicit attention from the media and academics.
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.
“Yubilej: Ja sam Jugoslovenka,” Novosti, 11/30/2018
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]
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly one you can never have.
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.
Rieff, David. In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
Olick, Jeffrey, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, and Daniel Levy, eds. The Collective Memory Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Travels with Herodotus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Ugrešić, Dubravka. The Ministry of Pain. Translated by Michael Henry Helm. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.
Luthar, Breda, and Maruša Pušnik, eds. Remembering Utopia: The Culture of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia. Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2010.
Connerton, Paul. The Spirit of Mourning: History, Memory and the Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
I 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.
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
I 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.
Proust, Michael. Swann’s Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1. 1913.