In the Wake of the Balkan Myth: Questions of Identity and Modernity

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Springer, Aug 25, 1999 - Political Science - 194 pages
This book focuses on issues concerning identity in terms of Balkan and non-Balkan cultures, and examines questions of modernity and the ever-present dread of primitivism which is highlighted in certain types of narratives. David A. Norris examines the emergence and development of the term 'Balkan' itself, textual representations of the region, and negative imagery from the perspective of Balkan authors and in Western literature.
 

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Contents

1 Constructing the Balkans
1
2 Textual Representations
15
3 The Balkans Talk Back
46
Urban Culture and the Balkans
80
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104
5 Representations of City Life
108
6 Discourses of Identity and Modernity in Times of Crisis
136
Notes
164
Bibliography
173
Index
178
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DAVID NORRIS has been lecturer in Serbian and Croatian Studies at the Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham, since 1980. He has published widely in the field of literary, language and cultural studies including the books The Novels of Milos Crnjanski: An Approach through Time and Teach Yourself Serbo-Croat.

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