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After YugoslaviaThe Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land$
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Radmila Gorup

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804784023

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.001.0001

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Ambivalence in the Discourse About Socialist Yugoslavia in Present-Day Slovenia

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After Yugoslavia
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Mitja Velikonja

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0007

This chapter discusses ambivalent attitudes about socialist Yugoslavia in different narratives and social practices in contemporary Slovenia, twenty years after independence. In the face of critical approaches to discursive constructions of different “Easts” – orientalist and Balkanist – it is time to approach the former Yugoslavia in the same way. Slovenia is in a very specific position: having once been a republic of federal Yugoslavia, it was the first to join the EU and is expected to take initiative in the process of European integration of Western Balkan countries. The process of “othering” of socialist Yugoslavia in Slovenia today ranges from its condemnation or ignorance in most dominant discourses, to increasingly positive opinions or even new retro/nostalgic production in popular consumer culture, art, alternative cultures, and subpolitical groups. Internal contradictions and controversies that construct and fuel ambivalent “Yugoslavist” discourses are analyzed in the last part of the text.

Keywords:   Orientalists and Balkanists, different “Easts,” “othering,” nostalgia, ambivalent “Yugoslavist” discourses

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