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Engaged past: social-anthropological analysis of transformations of popular music in the area of former Yugoslavia

Slovenian Research Agency, Code J6-5557

Partners: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Center for interdisciplinary research.

Project leader: Rajko Muršič

Researchers: Faculty of Arts: Miha Kozorog, Rajko Muršič, Urša Valič, Tina Glavič (expert co-worker); Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts: Ana Hofman, Tanja Petrović, Martin Pogačar.

Time of duration: August 2013 – July 2016

Project blog: Trans-Yu-Formator - available soon

Summary:
The proposed social- and cultural-anthropological, historical-anthropological and ethnomusicological research aims to rethink current cultural processes in the area of former Yugoslavia, focusing at that the Yugoslav and socialist pasts of the countries which emerged in its territory.  The project aims to demonstrate and analyse the existence of historical continuity of social development in different socio-economic systems and offer a new consideration of the relationship between socialism, capitalism and everyday life (in light of the current socio-economic crisis), which can develop quite independently from social system.

The central theoretical problem of the proposed research project is the relationship between the dominant social order (and ideology), especially socialism and its later transformations into a capitalist system, and the development of popular music from the perspective of its margins, taken through its everyday cultural aspects of aesthetic preferences, daily use and systematic resistance to dominant trends. Popular music, usually considered a trivial phenomenon, is taken as a starting point in analysing the fundamentals of spontaneous (not only cultural) creativity, which can be used to offer an alternative reflection on finding a way out of the current all-encompassing crisis of the entire society.

The research team will employ ethnographic, historiographical, musical-analytical and comparative methods. With regard to existing global and local studies of the uses of Yugoslav popular music genres in the present, dominated by popular literature, the research team will focus on so far almost ignored fields and topics: nationalisation and internationalisation of popular music, the position of minorities and the situation of women and youth through the development of local variations of popular music, its transnational, festivalised and digital life, and the relationship between popular music and social system (socialism and capitalism).

 

Triglav National park: heritage, actors, strategies, issues, and solutions

Basic research project, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia/Slovenian Research Agency, code J6-4310

Project leader: Jurij Fikfak

Partner: Department for Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology: Mateja Habinc, Vito Hazler, Jože Hudales, Božidar Jezernik,, Boštjan Kravanja, Dan Podjed, Jaka Repič, Peter Simonič.

Time of duration: 1. 7. 2011-30. 6. 2014


Development strategy in modern family farms.

Basic research project, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia/Slovenian Research Agency, code J6-4210

Project leader:  Bojan Baskar

Time of duration:  1. 7. 2011 - 30. 6. 2014


Holidays and
the formation of national communities in Slovenia.

Basic research project, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia/Slovenian Research Agency, code
J6-4007

Project leader:  Božidar Jezernik

Time of duration:  1. 7. 2011 - 30. 6. 2014

 


ARCHIVE


2009-2012

Comparative analysisi of the Slovenian anthropology  in the European  Research Area: Past, Present and the Future.

Basic research project, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia/Slovenian Research Agency, code
J6-2273-0581-09
Project leader: dr. Rajko Muršič


2008-2011

Comparative analysis of construction and redefinition of spatial concepts in processes of integration of Slovenia into supranational frameworks.

Basic research project, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia/Slovenian Research Agency, code J6-0374-0581-08
Project leader: Associate prof. dr. Mirjam Mencej


2004-2007 

Ethnological Analyses of Representations and Heritage.

Basic research project, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia/Slovenian Research Agency, code J6-6139.
Project coordinator: Svanibor Pettan.

2001-2004 

Ethnological Studies of the Slovene and Other Cultures.

Basic research project, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia, code J6-3134.
Project coordinator: Zmago Šmitek. 

 

 

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