The last Yugoslav generation: The rethinking of youth politics and cultures in late socialism

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, Apr 25, 2017 - 264 pages
This promising addition to the growing literature on the history of late socialism charts the development of youth culture and politics in socialist Yugoslavia, focusing on the 1980s. Rather than examining the 1980s as a mere prelude to the violent collapse of the country in the 1990s, the book recovers the multiplicity of political visions and cultural developments that evolved at the time and that have been largely forgotten in subsequent discussion. The youth of this generation, the author convincingly argues, sought to rearticulate the Yugoslav socialist framework in order to reinvigorate it and 'democratise' it, rather than destroy it altogether.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


revisiting the 1980s through a generation lens
the youth sphere and its spaces of negotiation and dissent
youth culture and the rethinking of historical legacies
new youth activism
the arena of youth politics and the breakup of Yugoslavia
rethinking youth politics and culture in late socialist Yugoslavia
Select bibliography

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2017)

Ljubica Spaskovska is Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Bibliographic information