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[ecrea] New Book: EU, Europe Unfinished: Mediating Europe and the Balkans in a Time of Crisis

Thu Oct 20 10:00:38 GMT 2016

New book

/EU, Europe Unfinished/, edited by Zlatan Krajina and Nebojša Blanuša (University of Zagreb)

Rowman & Littlefield International - Radical Cultural Studies Series

The book explores the rapidly changing relationship between the Balkans and the EU in a time of crisis. The volume features wide-ranging contributions from established and emerging cultural and media scholars from the Balkans and beyond.


Introduction: Why the Balkans, Why Now, Who Cares? Zlatan Krajina

1. Re-assembling and Disciplining Social Europe: Turbulent Moments and Fragile F(r)ictions, Noémi Lendvai and Paul Stubbs

2. European Media Policy Limitations in the Balkans: Observations on TV Pink BH, Monika Metykova

3. The Renaming Machine in the Balkans as a Strategy of “Accumulation by Dispossession”, Suzana Milevska

4. Balkan Mimesis: Kitsch as a Geographic Concept, Ivaylo Ditchev

5. ‘Europe Unfinished’ in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The 2014 Protests in the International Media, Eunice Castro Seixas

6. The Balkans Go Global: Mikhail Veshim’s The English Neighbour and the post-socialist variations on “the Balkan” theme, Milena Marinkova

7. EUrientation Anxieties: Islamic Sexualities and the Construction of Europeanness, Piro Rexhepi

8. Transnational Aesthetics: Apprehending Time Between the Balkans and Europe in Contemporary Art Practices, Uroš Čvoro

9. How we Survived Europe (and Never Laughed): The Role of Liberal-Humanitarian Utopia in Croatia’s Accession to the EU, Orlanda Obad

10. The Foreigners, Claudia Ciobanu

11. Can Western Europe be at Home in the Balkans?, Slavenka Drakulić, David Morley, Zlatan Krajina and Nebojša Blanuša


Tired of endless discussions of "transition" and "Europeanisation" that never tell you what these terms mean? Consider this: these are words about identity, and identity is fraught with conflict, contradiction and confusion over how people perceive themselves and others. These dilemmas are at the heart of political and social disputes involving Europe and the Balkans, and this collection offers a fascinating and challenging ride through them. --- Eric Gordy, Senior Lecturer in Southeast European Politics, UCL

EU, Europe Unfinished is an important twist to the conversation on the Europe-Balkan relationship, exploring what it means for “Europe to find a home” in the Balkans. This rich, multi-disciplinary volume provides thought-provoking analyses of how the EU’s eastward expansion is remaking—and being remade by—the societies of the Balkans. --- Madigan Andrea Fichter, Assistant Professor, Holy Family University, Philadelphia

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