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Comparative Southeast European Studies 69 (2021), 2–3

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Comparative Southeast European Studies 69 (2021), 2–3
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Kosovo in the Yugoslav 1980s

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Comparative Southeast European Studies
Sabine Rutar, Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, Landshuter Straße 4, 93047 Regensburg, E-Mail: rutar@ios-regensburg.de
Sabine Rutar, Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, Regensburg

„Comparative Southeast European Studies“ 69, no. 2–3, is focused on „Kosovo in the Yugoslav 1980s“. The guest editors of this second issue published in the journal's new open access format are Hannes Grandits (Berlin), Robert Pichler (Vienna) and Ruža Fotiadis (Berlin). The thematic double issue addresses the Kosovo crisis of 1981 and its consequences from a comprehensively Yugoslav perspective. Each of the ten research articles, as well as the two biographic accounts in the Open Section („Living Memories“) contribute to increasing our knowledge on the effects that the escalating situation in Kosovo had on political developments, public opinion, knowledge production and, not lastly, individual life courses: The authors offer an all-Yugoslav panorama which both mirrors and refracts the social, political and economic conflicts in the country. A special focus is put on alternative potentials for action, on missed-out opportunities, paths that were never trodden. The destructive force of nationalism is irrefutably known. The authors however give differentiated insights into the scenarios triggered by the crisis in Kosovo, putting an emphasis on the variety of decisive moments the actors faced while searching for solutions.

The book reviews are accessible also on recensio.net


Table of Contents

Kosovo in the Yugoslav 1980s
Guest Editors: Hannes Grandits, Robert Pichler and Ruža Fotiadis

Robert Pichler, Hannes Grandits and Ruža Fotiadis
Kosovo in the 1980s – Yugoslav Perspectives and Interpretations

Mrika Limani Myrtaj
The Ideology and Agency of Kosovar Albanian Marxist Groups in the Demonstrations of 1981

Jure Ramšak
“Kosovo, My Land”? Slovenians, Albanians, and the Limits of Yugoslav Social Cohesion

Radina Vučetić
Kosovo 1989: The (Ab)use of the Kosovo Myth in Media and Popular Culture

Husnija Kamberović
The Discourse about Kosovo in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1981–1989

Branimir Janković
Croatia’s Knowledge Production on Kosovo around 1989

Robert Pichler
In the Shadow of Kosovo. Divergent National Pathways and the Politics of Differentiation in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia

Elife Krasniqi
Same Goal, Different Paths, Different Class: Women’s Feminist Political Engagements in Kosovo from the Mid-1970s until the Mid-1990s

Nenad Stefanov
Producing and Cracking Kosovo Myths. The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Emergence and Critique of a New Ethnonationalism, 1984–1990

Arban Mehmeti
Relations Between the Writers’ Associations of Kosova and Serbia in the Second Half of the 1980s

Dino Mujadžević and Christian Voß
Sub-Yugoslav Identity Building in the Enciklopedija Jugoslavije (1955–1990): The Case of the Albanian Question

Living Memories

Dubravka Stojanović
Being a Trainee Historian in Belgrade, 1989

Adriatik Kelmendi
Segregation – Growing Up in Kosovo

Book Reviews

Pieter Troch
Filip Ejdus, Crisis and Ontological Insecurity. Serbia’s Anxiety over Kosovo’s Secession

Hendrik Geiling
Aleksandar Pavlović, Gazela Pudar Draško and Rigels Halili, eds, Rethinking Serbian-Albanian Relations. Figuring Out the Enemy

Remus Creţan
Andreas Eckert and Felicitas Hentschke, eds, Corona and Work around the Globe

Malte Fuhrmann
Axel Gehring, Vom Mythos des starken Staates und der europäischen Integration der Türkei. Über eine Ökonomie an der Peripherie des euro-atlantischen Raumes

Zora Hesová
Vjeran Pavlaković and Davor Pauković, eds, Framing the Nation and Collective Identities. Political Rituals and Cultural Memory of the Twentieth-Century Traumas in Croatia

Matthias Schwartz
Sabine von Löwis, ed, Umstrittene Räume in der Ukraine. Politische Diskurse, literarische Repräsentationen und kartographische Visualisierungen

Meinolf Arens
Hans-Jürgen Bömelburg et al., eds, Identitätsentwürfe im östlichen Europa – im Spannungsfeld von Selbst- und Fremdwahrnehmung

Marina Kritikou
Dimitris Katsikas, ed, Public Discourses and Attitudes in Greece during the Crisis. Framing the Role of the European Union, Germany and National Governments

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