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Mirroring Europe bargains fresh perception into the methods Europe is imagined, negotiated and evoked in Balkan societies throughout their accession to the ecu Union. beforehand, visions of Europe from the southeast of the continent were principally neglected. via reading political and educational discourses, cultural performances, and reminiscence practices, this assortment destabilizes supposedly transparent and company department of the continent into East and West, ‘old’ and ‘new’ Europe, ‘Europe’ and ‘still-not-Europe’. The essays gathered right here exhibit Europe to be a dynamic, multifaceted, contested concept outfitted on values, pictures and metaphors which are greatly shared throughout such geographic and ideological frontiers.

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By Tanja Petrovic

Mirroring Europe bargains fresh perception into the methods Europe is imagined, negotiated and evoked in Balkan societies throughout their accession to the ecu Union. beforehand, visions of Europe from the southeast of the continent were principally neglected. via reading political and educational discourses, cultural performances, and reminiscence practices, this assortment destabilizes supposedly transparent and company department of the continent into East and West, ‘old’ and ‘new’ Europe, ‘Europe’ and ‘still-not-Europe’. The essays gathered right here exhibit Europe to be a dynamic, multifaceted, contested concept outfitted on values, pictures and metaphors which are greatly shared throughout such geographic and ideological frontiers.

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This is perhaps true of Serbia, where “the Balkanist thread of public narratives has never featured too prominently, except in the period of Serbia’s most explicit confrontation with the international community at the very end of the century” (Radović 2009, 50),5 and where the insistence on the deconstruction of Balkanist notions and stereotypes even elicits suspicions that researchers may be transferring responsibility for the unpleasant “image” of the country and the region “outside the reference points of the research field itself” (Đerić 2006, 216).

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