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flows of ideas and goods.” 27 Particularly in Serbia, Jansen writes, “the contrast between current visa restrictions and the previous freedom to cross borders with the Yugoslav passport structured many narratives of loss in everyday life.” 28 The memory involved a “mourning” for “living normally,” or

In: The Media of Memory

The Constitutional Court adjudicated in 1999 that the erasure had no basis in law, and that it was not an innocent case of a “legislative mistake.” Those who researched the phenomenon often argue that the erasure was rather motivated by an ethno-national conception of the Slovenian state, in which the

In: The Media of Memory
Authors: Anja Mrak and Kristjan Mavri

-and-white characterisation: “The narrator shows only the so-called positive and negative heroes; he does not present any human figures in-between or presents them as a mere exception. Such presentation of characters in the epic texts is conditioned by their simple spiritual life, their simplified moral posture and world

In: The Media of Memory
Author: Maruša Pušnik

media technology as an apparatus of material memory also means understanding it as a modern archive, for every “archive thrives on the ruins of living social memory.” 3 In today’s media society, we face a rapid rise in popular social networking sites, among them YouTube, which create and disseminate

In: The Media of Memory

voluntary experiences in modern Russia. 19 Since there are many social contradictions and civic interests in real life, these interests influence the way the voluntary movement is organized, making it a research object in political science. As mentioned earlier, the concept of civil society is the most

In: Russian Politics

definition, however, Russia is treated as a ‘welfare state’ in the sense that it explicitly aims to ensure a decent standard of living for its citizens, as a social right, through such channels as social security, social services, regulation and involvement in labor and housing markets, housing policy

In: Russian Politics

characterized a Soviet enterprise as a “labor collective”. The real standard of living in society was based, to a large extent, on workplaces and those services that they provided. The achievements of an enterprise were measured not in money or in tons produced, but in the size, education and skill composition

In: Russian Politics
Author: Russell Zanca

, and flat screen televisions, the chance to vacation in Greece, or the desire to own a luxury home; villagers are well aware of all these things (many even are covetous!), but the idea of living well and enjoying one’s life has plenty to do with desires and expectations tempered by the patterns of

In: Central Asian Affairs
Author: Jovanka Matić

a legacy of the authoritarian past; at least partly, they can be attributed to the experience of living (Serbia’s fragile) democracy, which fails to deliver economic and social improvement of life and cannot reach even the same level of socio-economic development as during the period of communism

In: Southeastern Europe

with all she needs in life is away, displays herself to others. There are three others you need not ask about: a man who competes with Allah for His cloak, His cloak being majesty and His wrap being glory; a man who doubts the works of Allah; and the one who despairs the mercy of Allah. — Muhammad

In: Central Asian Affairs