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Associations with the word Yugoslavia 

Associations with the word Yugoslavia 

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For more than forty-five years Slovenia as well as all the other parts of socialist Yugoslavia conducted the policy of brotherhood and unity with the objective to diminish if not even erase different kinds of physical, social and mental borders among the Yugoslav peoples. Although the ultimate goal of this policy – development of a common Yugoslav...

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... survey of the younger generation of Slovenes, aged 15 to 30 years, showed that memory of the former federal state is still preserved from generation to generation, even though the majority of those surveyed due to their youth never had actual experience of life in Yugoslavia: 82% of survey participants were younger than 25 years. Among their first associations with the word Yugoslavia ( Figure 1) were most frequently the name of the former president Tito (mentioned by 73% of 2 Within it nostalgia for the former president of the country Josip Broz Tito holds a special place. Velikonja (2008) calls this Titostalgia. ...


... The political atmosphere during the initial period after independence was exceptionally unfavorable towards anything Yugoslav. Conditions began to change after 2000, when there was a normalization of relations among the former republics and when it became clear that Slovenia would be included in the first expansion of the European Union into Central Europe (Rogelj et al., 2017). ...
... The emergence of post-socialist nostalgia coincided with a more critical attitude towards the transition process. The economic crisis that has affected Europe in the past decade has further increased the feeling of uncertainty and additionally undermined faith in a better tomorrow, thereby reinforcing post-socialist nostalgia (Rogelj et al., 2017). ...
... In the Slovenian context post-socialist nostalgia is usually labeled with the term Yugonostalgia or "red" nostalgia, within which nostalgia for the former president of the country, Josip Broz Tito, has a special place; Velikonja calls this Titostalgia (Velikonja, 2008a). The first instances of the public manifestation of Yugonostalgia appeared soon after Slovenian independence, when so-called Balkan parties were very fashionable, while in the more recent period it can be linked to people's growing dissatisfaction with the situation in the country (Rogelj et al., 2017). Yugonostalgia today, more than a quarter century after the first instances of its public manifestation, remains an extremely complex and diverse concept, which can be defined generally as a yearning for the period of socialist Yugoslavia. ...
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Over the 50-year history of Yugoslavia, there were rises and falls, successes and failures, bright and dark moments. It is thus not surprising that the many memories that people have of life in Yugoslavia are often diametrically opposed. These divergent memories of Yugoslavia are the central topic of our research. The study focuses on memories and their transmission from older to younger generations and is based on the results of a survey that was carried out in the Republic of Slovenia. The research has clearly shown that positively tinged memories of Yugoslavia predominate in the families of younger as well as older generations on the one hand while on the other hand it has become obvious that Yugonostalgia is nostalgia for something from the past and it is not a desire to experience or revive that in the present.