Virtual Landscapes of Memory

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Show simple item record Mikula, Maja en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:57:28Z 2010-05-28T09:57:28Z 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2006007501 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mikula Maja 2003, 'Virtual Landscapes of Memory', Routledge, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 169-186. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1369-118X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper will focus on two World Wide Web projects: the virtual nation of Cyber- Yugoslavia ( and the homepage of former Yugoslav president Tito ( Both projects problematize our understanding of nationhood and political leadership through skilful manipulation of the structural characteristics of the medium. The virtual, performative and transitory nature of both the nation and the state will be exemplifed by Cyber-Yugoslavia - a virtual nation- building endeavour conjured up by Belgrade expatriate playwright Zoran Bacic. The changing character of political leadership will be discussed against the backdrop of Tito's homepage, which archives numerous image and sound files documenting the life of the former Yugoslav president. The two projects share at least three common elements: their genre is parody; their subject matter is repressed collective memory; and they reflect the anxieties of the postmodern condition in their treatment of its most emblematic medium, the Internet. The repressed collective memory encapsulated in these projects is that of South-Slav unity, as an alternative to the now dominant particularist ethno-nationalisms of the Yugoslav successor states. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.title Virtual Landscapes of Memory en_US
dc.parent Information, Communication & Society en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 169 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 186 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200100 en_US
dc.personcode 990828 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Communication and Media Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords National Identity; Political Leadership; Cyberspace; Former Yugoslavia en_US
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dc.staffid 990828 en_US

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