Reading Between the Lines: Reflections on Discarded Books and Sociopolitical Transformations in (Post-)Yugoslavia

Author:   Dora Komnenovic
Publisher:   ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild u Christian Schon
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9783838216430


Pages:   220
Publication Date:   14 June 2022
Format:   Paperback
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Every major socio-political change starts with some discarding. Suffice it to think about the heaps of rubbish consisting of old furniture, cars, busts of famous communist leaders, badges, and books on the streets of Eastern Europe in the fall/winter of 1989/1990. Among the institutions which have the greatest amount of experience with discarding are libraries: Counterintuitive as it may seem, libraries (but also museums and archives) regularly discard books as part of their job. In the wake of the collapse of communism in Europe, stock revision was needed in libraries, but did it unfold in a 'business as usual' fashion or was it a bibliocide (as it was labelled by some media in Croatia) or even the biggest destruction of books in the post-war period (as it was characterized by a German journalist)? When does a standard library practice start attracting public attention? What makes the Croatian case stand out? This book approaches the issue on at least three levels (phenomenological, discursive, and theoretical) and from three angles (from the point of view of librarians, non-professionals, and, metaphorically, discarded books themselves). The aim is to offer an innovative and original interpretation of post-socialist transition and post-Yugoslav memory while at the same time providing an empirically founded case study of the inconsistencies and lack of implementation of regulations in the field of librarianship in Croatia as opposed to a seemingly more synchronized environment in Slovenia.

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Author:   Dora Komnenovic
Publisher:   ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild u Christian Schon
Imprint:   ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild u Christian Schon
ISBN:  

9783838216430


ISBN 10:   3838216431
Pages:   220
Publication Date:   14 June 2022
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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