Balkan and European? Place identifications of young people in Croatia / Balkanci i Europejci?: Mjesni identiteti mladih u Hrvatskoj

Ross, Alistair, Puzić, Saša and Doolan, Karin (2017) Balkan and European? Place identifications of young people in Croatia / Balkanci i Europejci?: Mjesni identiteti mladih u Hrvatskoj. Revija za sociologiju [Sociological review], 47 (2). pp. 125-150. ISSN 0350-154X

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The article analyses how young people in Croatia conceptualise their identities in terms of “place”. It is based on focus group discussions conducted with 68 secondary school students in three localities in Croatia: Rijeka, Zagreb and Zadar. Concepts guiding the analysis include place identifications, the civic and cultural components of identity, and intersectionality. We found that students display a strong identification with the region they are from through a discourse of stereotypes along the coastal-inland, rural-urban and north-south distinctions. Their narratives of both national cultural identities and of liminal European-Balkan identities are equally strong providing interesting examples of inclusion and othering. The young people showed a sense of aspiring to be European, of feeling almost European, of being not-quite-yet European, of being “Balkan”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: place identification, civic and cultural identities, youth, Croatia, Balkans, Europe
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Human Sciences
Depositing User: Alistair Ross
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 10:47
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 10:47
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5342

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