Tag Yugonostalgia

Mitja from the Russian Blocks and the Deficit of Yugoslavia (Podcast Episode 30)

The top scholar of Yugonostalgia, professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana, and ex-Yugoslav National Army cook, Mitja Velikonja, discusses his military service, the good and the bad of Yugoslavia

Diaspora Voices II (Podcast Episode 26)

In this installment of Diaspora Voices, an occasional series of conversations with ex-Yugoslavs living abroad, three people on three different continents—Australia (Parramatta, NSW), North America (Vancouver, BC), and Europe (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)—share stories of their journeys

Pictures of YU – Olja Triaška Stefanović & Dragana Jurišić (Podcast Episode 21)

Two photographers born in former Yugoslavia and living abroad, Olja Triaška Stefanović (Novi Sad, Serbia / Bratislava, Slovakia) and Dragana Jurišić (Slavonski Brod, Croatia / Dublin, Ireland) have (re)claimed the memory of their disappeared homeland through their art.

Rock’n’Retro (Podcast Episode 20)

…or New Yugoslavism in Contemporary Popular Music in Former Yugoslavia Parallel to Yugonostalgic enjoyment of Yugoslav-era music across the region, another related musical phenomenon emerged in the 1990s: original music glorifying Yugoslavia.

Polls Tracking Perceptions of Yugoslavia and Its Disintegration

There are surprisingly few polls across former Yugoslavia tracking people’s perception of that disappeared country and its breakup.

“Happy Birthday, Yugoslavia!” (Podcast Episode 19)

…or A Field Report from the Days of AVNOJ Every last Saturday in November, several thousand people from all across former Yugoslavia gather in Jajce for Days of AVNOJ, an official celebration of Yugoslavia’s founding

Yugoslavia as an Alternative Political Project – Tanja Petrović (Podcast Episode 12)

Director of Ljubljana-based Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Tanja Petrović, discusses the new lives of Yugoslav objects, Yugonostalgia, and the political potential of socialist Yugoslavia today.

Mini Yugoslavia: A Field Report (Podcast Episode 11)

President Goran Gabrić takes me on a walking tour of Mini Yugoslavia.

Yugonostalgia: A Compendium of Analyses

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

Yugofuturist Rock’n’Roll – Petar Janjatović (Podcast Episode 7)

Petar Janjatović, author of Ex-YU Rock Encyclopedia 1960-2015, discusses the endurance of Yugoslav rock and the political power of music.

Made in Yugodom – Mario Milaković (Podcast Episode 4)

Mario Milaković, the founder of Yugodom, a stay over museum of mid-century modern Yugoslav design, discusses his creation, tourism, and Yugonostalgia.

You Go, You Go, Yugo – Antonija Buntak (Podcast Episode 1)

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

Remembering 25 May, Dan Mladosti (Day of Youth)

Dan mladosti (Youth Day or Day of Youth) was one of the biggest holidays in socialist Yugoslavia, and it continues to be commemorated today.

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.

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.

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.

Yugoslavian Music Without Yugoslavia

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

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]

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.

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.

6 Things Serbs Say Why Yugoslavia Was Better

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

Europe in Sepia

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

“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

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.

The Ministry of Pain

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

Post-Communist Nostalgia

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

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