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REFLECTIONS OF A VANISHED TIME
Giustina Selvelli, original scientific article

Abstract: In this paper, I focus on the role played by material objects in the evocation of a specific imaginary of the recent past (mainly the 1970s and 1980s) in the literary works of Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov (in the novels “The Physics of Sorrow” and “Natural Novel”) and of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk (in “The Museum of Innocence”). I analyze the presence of feelings of melancholy and loss accompanied by a fixation on objects in the fictional works and describe their possible overcoming through an externalization in the form of museum exhibitions in the city of Sofia and Istanbul such as the “Inventory depository of Socialism” and the “Museum of Innocence”. By viewing objects as actors capable of creating meaningful social networks, I consider their use in the narration of personal and collective histories and their transformation as powerful symbols of a bygone era.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...and Istanbul such as the “Inventory depository of Socialism” and the “Museum of Innocence”. By viewing...
Keywords: melancholy, objects, socialism, Georgi Gospodinov, Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk, Physics of Sorrow, The Museum of Innocence
Published: 19.06.2020; Views: 1285; Downloads: 0
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The Partisan Counter-Archive: Retracing the Ruptures of Art and Memory in the Yugoslav People's Liberation Struggle.
Gal Kirn, 2020, scientific monograph

Abstract: Mere decades after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the promise of European democracy seems to be out of joint. What has become of the once-shared memory of victory over fascism? Historical revisionism and nationalist propaganda in the post-Yugoslav context have tried to eradicate the legacy of partisan and socialist struggles, while Yugonostalgia commodifies the partisan/socialist past. It is against these dominant ‘archives’ that this book launches the partisan counter-archive, highlighting the symbolic power of artistic works that echo and envision partisan legacy and rupture. It comprises a body of works that emerged either during the people's liberation struggle or in later socialist periods, tracing a counter-archival surplus and revolutionary remainder that invents alternative protocols of remembrance and commemoration. The book covers rich (counter-)archival material – from partisan poems, graphic works and photography, to monuments and films – and ends by describing the recent revisionist un-doing of the partisan past. It contributes to the Yugoslav politico-aesthetical “history of the oppressed” as an alternative journey to the partisan past that retrieves revolutionary resources from the past for the present. "The material of this archive of anti-fascist struggle in what would become Yugoslavia bursts with vitality. Through photographs, poems, drawings, dance, and song, we live the terrors and joys of these young women and men who risked their lives for freedom. This is brilliant work, a rescue of local history passed over by official memory, that sustains an unrelenting focus on questions of right or wrong in political struggle, and it is the archival evidence that provides the answers. Kirn’s account is urgent reading, given the racialized nationalism of our time." – Susan Buck-Morss, CUNY Graduate Center  "The Partisan Counter-Archive is a politically outstanding art history. But it is also an insightful political history based on joining the dots between oppressive and emancipatory cultural narratives. The outcome of exemplary research, the book describes and explains the excision of Yugoslavia’s antifascist struggles from public memory all the way to the legitimisation of fascism in the region today. As such, this intellectual effort is highly relevant to understanding the global advance of totalitarian capitalism in the 21st century, the techniques of anti-communism and their ties to nationalism, but also the role of history-writing in countering our predicament. And a warning: this is an affective read, as the injustice perpetrated against the antifascist dead is made palpable. If you feel political anger, it is justified; and it can be used to change our history-to-be." – Angela Dimitrikaki, The University of Edinburgh
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...Yugoslav People's Liberation Struggle, cultural empowerment, Yugoslav socialism, partisan monuments...
Keywords: Partisan art, memory of revolution, critique of historical revisionism, partisan surplus, Yugoslav People's Liberation Struggle, cultural empowerment, Yugoslav socialism, partisan monuments
Published: 19.08.2020; Views: 1054; Downloads: 0
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Beyond Neoliberalism
Gal Kirn, Marian Burchardt, 2017, scientific monograph

Abstract: This book explores how changes that occurred around 1989 shaped the study of the social sciences, and scrutinizes the impact of the paradigm of neoliberalism in different disciplinary fields. The contributors examine the ways in which capitalism has transmuted into a seemingly unquestionable, triumphant framework that globally articulates economics with epistemology and social ontology. The volume also investigates how new narratives of capitalism are being developed by social scientists in order to better understand capitalism’s ramifications in various domains of knowledge. At its heart, Beyond Neoliberalism seeks to unpack and disaggregate neoliberalism, and to take readers beyond the analytical limitations that a traditional framework of neoliberalism entails.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...neoliberalism, end of socialism, end of "end of history", transition discourse,...
Keywords: neoliberalism, end of socialism, end of "end of history", transition discourse, end of welfare state, privatisation, deregulation
Published: 19.08.2020; Views: 947; Downloads: 0
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Partisan ruptures : self-management, market reform and the spectre of socialist Yugoslavia
Gal Kirn, 2019, scientific monograph

Abstract: Yugoslavia's twentieth-century bore witness to civil war, sharp ideological struggles and a series of 'partisan ruptures'; revolutionary events that changed the face of Yugoslavian society, politics and culture, which were felt on a global level. This book is a comprehensive historical and political analysis of the three major ruptures; the People's Liberation Struggle during World War Two, the self-management model and the Non-Aligned Movement. In order to understand what provoked and what came out of these revolutionary ruptures, Gal Kirn examines the implications of communism and socialism's productive relationship, the Yugoslavian 'experiment' of market socialism that marked the political and economic shift towards 'post-socialism' already in the 1960s, which crystallised new class coalitions that will later on - together with austerity politics - lead the way towards des-integration of Yugoslavia. Filling a much-needed gap in English language literature, this book's interrogation of the Yugoslav socialist experiment offers insights for left projects and democratic socialist discussions today, as well as historians of Yugoslavia and revolutionary movements.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...Kirn examines the implications of communism and socialism's productive relationship, the Yugoslavian 'experiment' of market...
Keywords: partisan ruptures, YUgoslav socialism, break-up, exhaustion of partisan politics, market socialism, 1965, new Yugoslavia, non-aligned movement, self-management, rise and demise of socialism, liberalism, nationalism
Published: 19.08.2020; Views: 1088; Downloads: 0
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Transnationalism in Reverse: From Yugoslav to Post-Yugoslav Memorial Sites
Gal Kirn, 2014, independent scientific component part or a chapter in a monograph

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...modernism, socialism, socialist and partisan art, partisan monuments, destruction...
Keywords: modernism, socialism, socialist and partisan art, partisan monuments, destruction of monuments, revisionism, new revisionist monuments
Published: 19.08.2020; Views: 833; Downloads: 0
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A critique of transition studies on postsocialism, or how to rethink and reorient 1989?
Gal Kirn, 2017, independent scientific component part or a chapter in a monograph

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...liberal democracy, market reform, transition study, socialism, democratic movement...
Keywords: liberal democracy, market reform, transition study, socialism, democratic movement
Published: 19.08.2020; Views: 848; Downloads: 0
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From the Primacy of Partisan Politics to the Post-Fordist Tendency in Yugoslav Self-Management Socialism
Gal Kirn, 2013, independent scientific component part or a chapter in a monograph

Found in: ključnih besedah
Keywords: postsocialism, post-Fordism, Yugoslavia, self-management, neoliberalism, market reform, Kardelj, partisan politics, rise and demise of socialism
Published: 24.08.2020; Views: 986; Downloads: 0
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Contradictions of the Socialist Civil Society in Nineteen-Eighties Yugoslavia
Gal Kirn, 2018, independent professional component part or a chapter in a monograph

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...civil society, late socialism, miners' strike, nationalist turn, JBTZ, nationalisation of...
Keywords: civil society, late socialism, miners' strike, nationalist turn, JBTZ, nationalisation of civil society, end of socialism
Published: 18.09.2020; Views: 892; Downloads: 0
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How Yugoslavia’s Partisans Built a New Socialist Society
Gal Kirn, 2020, interview

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...self-management, partisan ruptures, dismantling of capitalism, and socialism, Tito...
Keywords: new society, self-management, partisan ruptures, dismantling of capitalism, and socialism, Tito
Published: 18.09.2020; Views: 950; Downloads: 0
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