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The Resource In the wake of the Balkan myth : questions of identity and modernity, David A. Norris

In the wake of the Balkan myth : questions of identity and modernity, David A. Norris

Label
In the wake of the Balkan myth : questions of identity and modernity
Title
In the wake of the Balkan myth
Title remainder
questions of identity and modernity
Statement of responsibility
David A. Norris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The book opens and closes with the wars in former Yugoslavia, giving a different slant to the crisis in its study of novels and cinema from the region. The West has constructed the Balkans as a primitive space and has simplified its historical and geographical complexities into the narrow horizons of myth. This process of cultural colonialism, begun over 150 years ago, can be traced right up to recent mass media reports about recent conflicts in former Yugoslavia. Such negative views have produced anxieties about issues of identity in the region, and many writers describe the collision of cultures as foreigners arrive from an outside world which is self-consciously superior and blind to local realities
  • Their fears lead to more dramatic stories of the total destruction of civilization and a return to an atavistic, pre-modern state which is the epitome of the Balkan myth itself. Now here is this apocalyptic vision more prevalent than in new writing and film about the wars of the 1990s."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norris, David A
Dewey number
949.6/0072
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DR24.5
LC item number
.N67 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, Balkan
  • Yugoslav literature
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Balkan Peninsula
  • Balkan Peninsula
Label
In the wake of the Balkan myth : questions of identity and modernity, David A. Norris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 46
  • 4
  • Modernity: Urban Culture and the Balkans
  • 80
  • 5
  • Representations of City Life
  • 108
  • 6
  • Discourses of Identity and Modernity in Times of Crisis
  • 136
  • 1
  • Constructing the Balkans
  • 1
  • 2
  • Textual Representations
  • 15
  • 3
  • The Balkans Talk Back
Control code
40668133
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 182 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780312221751
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99011217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
In the wake of the Balkan myth : questions of identity and modernity, David A. Norris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 46
  • 4
  • Modernity: Urban Culture and the Balkans
  • 80
  • 5
  • Representations of City Life
  • 108
  • 6
  • Discourses of Identity and Modernity in Times of Crisis
  • 136
  • 1
  • Constructing the Balkans
  • 1
  • 2
  • Textual Representations
  • 15
  • 3
  • The Balkans Talk Back
Control code
40668133
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 182 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780312221751
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99011217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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