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Sounds of the Borderland: Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991 – Catherine Baker

Baker, Catherine. Sounds of the Borderland: Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991. Farnham: Ashgate Press, 2010.

Sounds of the Borderland is the first book-length study of how popular music became a medium for political communication and contested identification during and after Croatia’s war of independence from Yugoslavia. It extends existing cultural studies literature on music, politics and the state, which has largely been grounded in Western European and North American political systems. It also responds to an emerging fascination with the culture and politics of contemporary south-east Europe, expanding scholarship on the post-Yugoslav conflicts by going on to encompass significant social and political changes into the present day.

More information at the publisher’s website.