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Balkan as Metaphor: Between Globalization and Fragmentation (The MIT Press)

By: Bjelic, Dusan I.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: MIT Press: 2005

Seller ID: 2269637

ISBN: 0262524481

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Faint edge wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. Pioneering essays on the idea of the Balkan as a body of knowledge and a cultural metaphor.Balkan. Somewhere between a tragedy and a myth, a place and a condition, the term is perhaps best understood as a metaphor. It has been used and abused in academia by proponents of opposing political views. Multiculturalism has appropriated it, as have postmodernism and postcommunism. It is used pejoratively to refer to excessive specialization and nostalgically to refer to Europe's lost people?its wild warriors and passionate geniuses. This book explores the idea o... View more info