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For the Homeland: Transnational Diasporic Nationalism and the Eurovision Song Contest

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dc.contributor.advisor Jenkins, William M.
dc.creator Mijatovic, Slavisa
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-28T15:10:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-28T15:10:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-12-12
dc.date.issued 2015-08-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/29971
dc.description.abstract This project examines the extent to which the Eurovision Song Contest can effectively perpetuate discourses of national identity and belonging for diasporic communities. This is done through a detailed performance analysis of former Yugoslav countries’ participations in the contest, along with in-depth interviews with diasporic people from the former Yugoslavia in Malmö, Sweden. The analysis of national symbolism in the performances shows how national representations can be useful for the promotion of the state in a reputational sense, while engaging a short-term sense of national pride and nationalism for the audiences. More importantly, the interviews with the former Yugoslav diaspora affirm Eurovision’s capacity for the long-term promotion of the ‘idea of Europe’ and European diversities as an asset, in spite of the history of conflict within the Yugoslav communities. This makes the contest especially relevant in a time of rising right-wing ideologies based on nationalism, xenophobia and racism.
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject Geography
dc.title For the Homeland: Transnational Diasporic Nationalism and the Eurovision Song Contest
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.discipline Geography
dc.degree.name MA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.level Master's
dc.date.updated 2015-08-28T15:10:51Z
dc.subject.keywords Diaspora
dc.subject.keywords Former Yugoslavia
dc.subject.keywords Eurovision
dc.subject.keywords Eurovision Song Contest
dc.subject.keywords Music
dc.subject.keywords Nationalism
dc.subject.keywords Sweden
dc.subject.keywords Transnationalism

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