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Dark events: commemoration and collective memory in the former Yugoslavia

Dark events: commemoration and collective memory in the former Yugoslavia

Kennell, James ORCID: 0000-0002-7877-7843, Šuligoj, Metod and Lesjak, Miha (2018) Dark events: commemoration and collective memory in the former Yugoslavia. Event Management, 22 (6). pp. 945-963. ISSN 1525-9951 (Print), 1943-4308 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.3727/152599518X15346132863247)

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Abstract

This paper develops a new understanding of the relative darkness of commemorative events that are linked to tragedy and suffering, by using examples of the many such events that take place within the countries of the former state of Yugoslavia. In order to do this, the paper draws from the field of memory studies and, in particular, the concept of collective memory. A sample of commemorative events from the former Yugoslavia was investigated and qualitative fieldwork was carried to analyse them in terms of their role in collective memory. The analysis of these events allowed for the creation of a new scale of the relative darkness of commemorative events. The darkest commemorative events, which draw on autobiographical memory and hold a high degree of contemporary political significance are judged to be the most dark and to present specific management problems because of this.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balkans; Collective memory; Commemorative events; Dark tourism; Yugoslavia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 19 May 2019 14:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 4
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21925

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