Tag: politics

Roma Youth: A Glimmer of Hope

Suad Skenderi on a future for young Roma in Europe.   Roma have lived in Europe since the 12th century,  arriving in several waves of migration[1]. They played a crucial role in the nation-building processes in almost every European state. Their contributions have been documented in every area of society, including cultural…

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A New Wave in Balkan Politics?

A few young political thinkers from the Balkans have been getting a lot of international attention lately. Sergej Dojcinovic speaks with Serbian-Canadian film director Boris Malagurski and Croatian MP Ivan Pernar in search of political alternatives. Time – that inescapable force that puts everyone and everything into the dustbin of history. If…

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Beton Mahala and Cultural Resistance in Serbian Theater

A Novi Pazar-based theater group throws a spotlight on social issues that go unchallenged, generating hype and stirring audiences across Serbia. But their recent performance has also courted political controversy in the group’s hometown, where it hasn’t been performed since its debut.  Premiering on January 10, 2015, at Novi Pazar’s…

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Putin’s Muscular Politics and the Power of Photography

How seriously should we take political propaganda photography in the 21st century? Sanja Bjelica looks at Putin propaganda from a feminist angle. The order of politics was created by men and for men, with no distinct consideration of a female perspective or for women in politics. Hyper-masculine leaders, like Russian…

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The Destruction of a Neighbourhood: Kumanovo

Divo Naselje / Lagjen e Trimave, Kumanovo – Easy to miss and barely noticeable under any other circumstance, a short, cobbled street, leads into a small neighbourhood of about 20 houses. The small street is part of a larger neighbourhood called “Divo Naselje” that is inhabited by both Albanian and Macedonian…

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