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"Balkanism" as discourse(s) of power(lessness): towards the questionability of narrativism

By Chaslav D. Koprivitsa


The intention of this paper is to review the historical presuppositions of the absence of the indigenous self-naming of the Balkans, and to illuminate the consequences of external practices, mainly western of "producing" of Balkan identity - through Balkanist discourse of power. But to achieve this it is not enough to point out that the external construction of the narrative of the Balkans is often motivated by the domination interests, which is why we try to understand, and partly to bring into question, the theoretical assumptions of reduction identity to narratives, which is commonplace in today's social sciences. (author's abstract

Topics: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Philosophie, Social sciences, sociology, anthropology, Philosophy, Ethnologie, Kulturanthropologie, Ethnosoziologie, Allgemeines zu den Sozialwissenschaften, Entwicklung und Geschichte der Sozialwissenschaften, Philosophie, Theologie, Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnosociology, General Problems, History of the Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ethics, Religion, Identität, Macht, Erzählung, Repräsentation, Sozialwissenschaft, Realismus, Südosteuropa, identity, power, narrative, representation, social science, realism, Southeastern Europe, 10500
Publisher: MISC
Year: 2016
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