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In the Wake of the Balkan Myth

Questions of Identity and Modernity

Authors: Norris, D.

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This book focuses on issues concerning identity in terms of Balkan and non-Balkan cultures, and examines questions of modernity and the ever-present dread of primitivism which is highlighted in certain types of narratives. David A. Norris examines the emergence and development of the term 'Balkan' itself, textual representations of the region, and negative imagery from the perspective of Balkan authors and in Western literature.

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DAVID NORRIS has been lecturer in Serbian and Croatian Studies at the Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham, since 1980. He has published widely in the field of literary, language and cultural studies including the books The Novels of Milos Crnjanski: An Approach through Time and Teach Yourself Serbo-Croat.

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'Norris is an acute observer of the cultural relationships between the Balkans and the rest of Europe.' - James Pettifer, International Affairs

'This book is extremely valuable as an insight into the ways in which Western observers conceptualise the Balkans and how such conceptualisations become part of local identities. ' - Helen Kambouri, Millennium

'...a valuable contribution to the same set of issues, all the more so for reversing widely-held perspectives and shedding light on the Balkan's 'writing back' with much original interpretation, careful and convincing analyses and a sensitivity for textual details.' Zoran Milutinovic, Seer


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In the Wake of the Balkan Myth
Book Subtitle
Questions of Identity and Modernity
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28653-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230286535
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-75168-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-99983-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 194
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