Post-Yugoslav Cinema: Towards a Cosmopolitan Imagining

Post-Yugoslav Cinema: Towards a Cosmopolitan Imagining

by Dino Murtic

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Overview

Drawing primarily on selected filmic texts from former-Yugoslavia, the book examines key social and political events that triggered the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. Yugoslav politics and society are set within the broader artistic and cinematic strategies that helped stabilise post-Yugoslav territories strategies that were part of the national desire of looking forward to a time of 'perpetual peace' and its subsequent cosmopolitan norms. It argues that filmic texts demonstrate the degree to which nationalism was at the heart of the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia. Yet, the concern of the argument is not simply to offer a filmic critique but to develop an alternative to nationalism; namely, a theoretical framework through which cosmopolitan humanism is at the forefront of addressing former Yugoslavia's political wounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349581474
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dino Murtic teaches Critical Literacy, Information Skills and Film courses at the University of South Australia.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
2. Once upon a Time in Sarajevo
3. Historical Fable of a Country That is No More
4. Ordinary Men in the War
5. Women Speak after the War
6. Roma: The Other in the Other
Conclusion
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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