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#436 The politics of sentimentality and diaspora narratives

Lauren Berlant argues that the politics of sentimentality relates to the fantasy of good life. The central focus of this paper is to question the fantasy of good life (Berlant) in contemporary narratives on Croatians as being ”a brand in...
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#425 Cultural diversity and the politics of emotions in the media

What does it mean when the media present migration as cosmopolitan experience? What is at work when a program constructs its audience as a convivial hybrid “we”? The paper examines these questions in the context of various discourses on “cultural...
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#350 National Intimacy and Humanitarian Reason: Ethnographic Fragment of Psychiatric Hospital Ugljan

“Unseen traffic collapse in Zadar, people are bringing tons of clothing for patients of Psychiatric hospital Ugljan” is just one of the headlines that made their way across Croatian media in December 2020. Traffic blockage event was the culmination of...
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#265 The formation of the Croatian community and Russian Ethnographic Expedition in South America at the beginning of the 20th century

The Croatian community significantly supported the Second Russian Expedition to South America in 1914-1915. An Argentine businessman of Croatian descent, Nicolás Mihanovich, in 1914 allowed discounts on the passage of the expedition on his steamboats from Buenos Aires to Corumbá...
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#239 Bleiburg and national intimacy in Croatia

Bleiburg, a small town in Austria, is a controversial site of memory for many Croatians. The commemoration of what is now known as ‘Bleiburg tragedy’, which happens every year in May, is seen by some media as ”the biggest neo-Nazi...
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#234 Reimagining Precarity: How to challenge Article33 and mobilize for identifying as transgender

I situate the formation of ‘national intimacies’ (Berlant 1998) in the context of ‘precarity capitalism’ (Azmanova 2020). The actual case involves the ‘intimation’ of hate-speech in the contemporary Hungarian political discourse in multiple intersecting narratives of ‘familiarity and comfort’ within...
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#193 Writing a new story for the world through dreaming. The analysis of the dreams shared in an online group.

The presentation aims at describing the dreams of Polish people in 2019, the moment we call "neo-patriarchal turn." Starting with the presentation of the nightmares in regard to social and political spheres, we focus on presenting visions of the new...
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#169 Post-peasant imaginaries and contemporary forms of nation-building

The current intensification of national sentiments, an increase in support for right-wing parties are the activation of the ideas about the state, power and nation derived, among others, from centuries-old peasant experience of rural farm management. I argue in favour...