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

'It's all the same, only he's not here'?: popular music and political change in post-Tuđman Croatia
'It's all the same, only he's not here'?: popular music and political change in post-Tuđman Croatia
While Franjo Tuđman 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 Tuđman, 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 Tuđman’s ideology.
0966-8136
1741-1759
Baker, Catherine
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Baker, Catherine
50f848f3-f852-43ef-8bbc-a087313a779f

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

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While Franjo Tuđman 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 Tuđman, 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 Tuđman’s ideology.

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Published date: November 2010

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Local EPrints ID: 141612
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/141612
ISSN: 0966-8136
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Date deposited: 30 Mar 2010 08:34
Last modified: 30 Sep 2019 19:27

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