No place for Yugoslavia: memory politics in Macedonian museums
2014 (English)In: Research in Social Change, ISSN 1855-4202, Vol. 6, no 3, 249-281 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Macedonia is experiencing an active phase of construction and fixation of its image through the cultural institutions and monuments. Skopje is leaving through the memory boom. The monuments surround pedestrian during all his way through the city center. Twenty two meters high Alexander Macedonian sculpture become the keeper of contested equilibrium and there appears the feelings, that in case of his displacement from the post the whole construct of the monument codes will collapse. Public space of Skopje became a field of symbolic struggle. In the following article, we analyze how the socialist Yugoslavian period is represented in such new constructed image of the national history in museums. For this purpose, we use visual analysis and apply it to the Skopje history museum's observation. We show how the "antiquisation" policy of the state redefines the past within the historical revisionism approach and dismiss the particular period to the marginalized level
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Slovenia, 2014. Vol. 6, no 3, 249-281 p.
Macedonia, museums, Yugoslavia, representation, Skopje, history
Research subject Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society; Historical Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32004DiVA: diva2:1073103