Getting Over Europe: The Construction of Europe in Serbian Culture

Front Cover
Rodopi, 2011 - Political Science - 287 pages
0 Reviews
The book examines the discursive construction of the representation of OC EuropeOCO in the selected writings of leading Serbian writers and intellectuals in the first half of the twentieth century. In addition to being of particular significance in the process of the genesis of our understanding of Europe across the continent, these several decades were crucial for the discursive construction of OC EuropeOCO in Serbian culture: when after the end of the Cold War the debate on Europe became possible again, it was on a discursive level to a large extent determined by the stockpile of images and ideas created between the world wars. The book seeks to answer the following questions: who constructed OC EuropeOCO, and with what authority? For whom were these constructions intended? How was this representation validated? What purposes was it meant to serve? Which issues were raised in comparing OC EuropeOCO with Serbia, and why? Which textual traditions were the elements of this construction borrowed from? How did the construction of the European other define Serbian self-representation? This volume is of interest for all those working in Slavic or East European studies - especially cultural, intellectual and political history of the Balkans - imagology, and European studies."
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Acknowledgments
5
Introduction
7
Cosmopolitan nationalism
37
authenticity and barbarity
81
The Gentlemen
119
The prophets of Europes downfall and rebirth
147
Oh to be a European What did Rastko Petrović learn in Africa?
181
The great mechanism passes through Višegrad
205
Misunderstanding is the rule understanding is a miracle
225
Barbarians
261
Dramatis personae in order of appearance
267
Bibliography
273
Index
283
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information