New Book on Everyday Life and Popular Culture in Socialism
REMEMBERING UTOPIA: THE CULTURE OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN SOCIALIST YUGOSLAVIA
Edited by Breda Luthar and Marua Punik
Published by New Academia Publishing, 2010, Washington, DC, USA
$30.00 paper; ISBN 978-0-9844062-3-4
Available from booksellers or direct from New Academia Publishing http://www.newacademia.com/
"This book focuses on a cultural and social history of socialist Yugoslavia from the perspective of Â»ordinaryÂ« people and by reconstructing their memories. The contributors, many of them belonging to a new generation of scholars from the former Yugoslavia, employ new approaches in order to make sense of the complicated past of this country."
Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer, Director of South-East Institute, University of Regensburg
"This is a highly original project, which will cover a much neglected area, helping those who either did not make it to Yugoslavia in Tito's time or were born too late to understand what life then and there was all about."
Sabrina P. Ramet, Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim
1. The Lure of Utopia: Socialist Everyday Spaces Breda Luthar and Marua Punik;
2. First and Last Emperor: Representations of the President, Bodies of the Youth Bojana Videkanic;
3. Celebrating Yugoslavia: The Visual Representation of State Holidays Danka NinkovicÌ SlavniÄ;
4. Officers without an Army: Memories of Socialism and Everyday Strategies in PostâSocialist Slovenia Tanja PetrovicÌ;
5. European Sounds, Yugoslav Visions: Performing Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest Dean Vuletic;
6. Duboks (Jukebox) The First t Rockânâroll Magazine in Socialist Yugoslavia Radina VucÌeticÌ;
7. A Tale of Two Subcultures: A Comparative Analysis of Hippie and Punk Subcultures in Slovenia Gregor Tomc;
8. Yugoslav Past in Film and Music: Yugoslav Interfilmic Referentiality Martin PogacÌar;
9. Flirting with Television in Socialism: Proletarian Morality and the Lust for Abundance Marua Punik;
10. Sportsmen of Yugoslavia, Unite: Workersâ Sport between Leisure and Work Gregor Starc;
11. Adriatic for All: Summer Holidays in Croatia Igor Duda;
12. âSOBEâ: Privatizing Tourism on the Workersâ Riviera Karin Taylor;
13. Shame, Desire and Longing for the West: A Case Study of Consumption Breda Luthar;
14. Cooking in Socialist Slovenia: Housewives on the Road from a Bright Future to an Idyllic Past Blanka Tivadar and Andreja Vezovnik;
15. ui Jelinek: The Incredible Adventures of a Socialist Chanel Djurdja Bartlett;
16. A Face in the Market: Photography, Memory, and Nostalgia Hanno Hardt.
Breda Luthar is Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Department of Media and Communication Studies.Marua Punik is Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Department of Media and Communication Studies.