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The Culture of Power in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives (Post-Communist Cultural Studies)

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How does the regime of Slobodan Milošević and his Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) remain in power? Since legitimizing its power in 1990, the SPS has never received a majority of votes in an election. Furthermore, it has been defeated in three military conflicts, produced more than 500,000 refugees, presided over the most extreme hyperinflation in modern times, and failed in its original defining promise to see "all Serbs in one state." In The Culture of Power in Serbia, Eric Gordy explores how the Milošević government prolongs its tenure despite failures and setbacks that would have brought down most other regimes.

Gordy finds the answer in everyday life. The Milošević regime has largely succeeded in making alternatives to its rule unavailable. By controlling key aspects of daily life, including politics, media, and popular music, it has undermined opposition by closing off alternative voices. The result is an atmosphere in which people feel they have lost control over their private life and cultural environment.

Nevertheless, Gordy finds reason to be optimistic about the long-term prospects for Serbia. The regime's forays into popular music have largely failed, and it has had only partial success in controlling the media, suggesting that the present strategy will not work forever. In Gordy's judgment, the Milošević regime has a limited future.

The Culture of Power in Serbia provides fresh perspective for readers interested in contemporary Eastern Europe, in the strategies and tactics of authoritarian regimes, in the sociology of everyday life, and in the political potential of culture.

Synopsis:

How does the regime of Slobodan Milošević and his Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) remain in power? Since legitimizing its power in 1990, the SPS has never received a majority of votes in an election. Furthermore, it has been defeated in three military conflicts, produced more than 500,000 refugees, presided over the most extreme hyperinflation in modern times, and failed in its original defining promise to see "all Serbs in one state." In The Culture of Power in Serbia, Eric Gordy explores how the Milošević government prolongs its tenure despite failures and setbacks that would have brought down most other regimes.

Gordy finds the answer in everyday life. The Milošević regime has largely succeeded in making alternatives to its rule unavailable. By controlling key aspects of daily life, including politics, media, and popular music, it has undermined opposition by closing off alternative voices. The result is an atmosphere in which people feel they have lost control over their private life and cultural environment.

Nevertheless, Gordy finds reason to be optimistic about the long-term prospects for Serbia. The regime's forays into popular music have largely failed, and it has had only partial success in controlling the media, suggesting that the present strategy will not work forever. In Gordy's judgment, the Milošević regime has a limited future.

The Culture of Power in Serbia provides fresh perspective for readers interested in contemporary Eastern Europe, in the strategies and tactics of authoritarian regimes, in the sociology of everyday life, and in the political potential of culture.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-218) and index.

About the Author

Eric Gordy is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Clark University. His articles have been published in the journals Problems of Post-Communism, Popular Music, and Pacific News Service.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780271019581
Subtitle:
Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives
Author:
Gordy, Eric D.
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Location:
University Park, Pa. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Yugoslavia
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Serbia
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
Totalitarianism -- Yugoslavia -- Serbia -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
Totalitarianism -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Serbia Politics and government 1992-
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Culture of Power in Serbia
Subject:
Thâe
Subject:
Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives
Subject:
Eric D. Gordy
Subject:
0-271-01957-3
Subject:
0-271-01958-1
Subject:
Comparative politics
Subject:
post-communist
Subject:
Slobodan Milosevic
Subject:
Socialist Party of Serbia
Subject:
SPS
Subject:
Election
Subject:
military conflicts
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
Media
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
private life
Subject:
cultural environment
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
authoritarian regimes
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
everyday life
Subject:
political potential
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
military c
Subject:
onflicts
Subject:
of Power in Serbia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Post-Communist Cultural Studies (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990713
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 0.875 oz

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"Synopsis" by , How does the regime of Slobodan Milošević and his Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) remain in power? Since legitimizing its power in 1990, the SPS has never received a majority of votes in an election. Furthermore, it has been defeated in three military conflicts, produced more than 500,000 refugees, presided over the most extreme hyperinflation in modern times, and failed in its original defining promise to see "all Serbs in one state." In The Culture of Power in Serbia, Eric Gordy explores how the Milošević government prolongs its tenure despite failures and setbacks that would have brought down most other regimes.

Gordy finds the answer in everyday life. The Milošević regime has largely succeeded in making alternatives to its rule unavailable. By controlling key aspects of daily life, including politics, media, and popular music, it has undermined opposition by closing off alternative voices. The result is an atmosphere in which people feel they have lost control over their private life and cultural environment.

Nevertheless, Gordy finds reason to be optimistic about the long-term prospects for Serbia. The regime's forays into popular music have largely failed, and it has had only partial success in controlling the media, suggesting that the present strategy will not work forever. In Gordy's judgment, the Milošević regime has a limited future.

The Culture of Power in Serbia provides fresh perspective for readers interested in contemporary Eastern Europe, in the strategies and tactics of authoritarian regimes, in the sociology of everyday life, and in the political potential of culture.

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