Connecting the Disconnected: Balkan Culture Studies

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This article looks at the emergence and potentials of a Balkan cultural studies. I argue that the productivity of a Balkan cultural studies lies in its willingness to engage with popular culture as a very real political force in the revolutionary transformations from the 1980s on. Some recent cultural developments are presented here to show how the mix of culture and cultural studies contributes to the political relevance and academic vibrancy of Balkan cultural studies, which captures the imagination of students in the region precisely because of its engaged character and its contemporary relevance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-339
Number of pages7
JournalCommunication and Critical/Cultural Studies
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Balkan Cultural Studies
  • Change
  • Media
  • Political
  • The Balkans

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