'It's all the same, only he's not here'?: popular music and political change in post-Tu?man Croatia

Baker, Catherine (2010) 'It's all the same, only he's not here'?: popular music and political change in post-Tu?man Croatia. Europe-Asia Studies, 62, (10), 1741-1759. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2010.522428).


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While Franjo Tu?man was the president of Croatia (1990–99), popular music and other forms of entertainment were heavily structured around the key presidential narratives: Croatia’s political and cultural independence from Yugoslavia, and the idea that Croatia’s war effort had been purely defensive. After Tu?man, the Croatian music industry had to cope with media pluralism and the transnational challenges of the digital era. Patriotic popular music expressed an oppositional narrative of Euroscepticism and resistance to the Hague Tribunal, yet Croatia retained and expanded its position in the transnational post-Yugoslav entertainment framework, undermining a key element of Tu?man’s ideology.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/09668136.2010.522428
ISSNs: 0966-8136 (print)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 141612
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
November 2010Published
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 08:34
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:17
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/141612

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