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Catherine Baker

expanding history of state socialism and race, the impact of the 1990s wars on memory and identity set the Yugoslav region apart; yet the geopolitics of Non-Alignment had already distinguished Yugoslavia during the Cold War. State socialism, postcoloniality and ‘connected histories’ of the USSR and eastern Europe Historians already acknowledge the Cold War politics of envisioning state socialist space as a moral identity opposed to imperialism and capitalism, versus a USA built on racialised oppression, as a geopolitics of race. US

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

, Politics ( London : Routledge , 1995 ); Tony Bennett , Pasts Beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism ( London : Routledge , 2004 ); Amiria Henare , Museums, Anthropology and Imperial Exchange ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2009 ); and John M. MacKenzie , Museums and Empire: Natural History, Human Cultures and Colonial

in Subjects of modernity
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An epilogue
Saurabh Dube

difference of the contemporary present from past epochs. Within South Asian modernisms, this claim of a surpassing of the past, turning on time and space, was variously inflected by the gravity of anticolonial and nationalist imaginaries, the weight of memory and history, the pull of the mythic and the primitive, and the burden of a violent independence and postcolonial politics. This is to say, these

in Subjects of modernity
Catherine Baker

Croatia and by hearing a Bosnian Muslim refugee in Birmingham narrate her rape by Serb soldiers, Begg first joined a foreign-fighter unit in Bosnia, then volunteered in Chechnya. ‘Bosnia’, in fact, became a site of memory and symbol of identity for some twenty-first-century Muslims facing racialised Islamophobia in the West. Narratives of the Bosnian conflict as a genocidal attack against Muslims, part of a myth that addressed Muslims across borders and continents as part of a transnational, under-siege ummah (Roy 2004 ), are in retrospect as

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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An introduction
Saurabh Dube

, memory and history, the mythic and the primitive, a fractured independence and violent Partition, the political and the postcolonial, gender and sexuality, body and pain, and the epic and the contemporary. Taken together, the discussion suggests the salience of tracking heterogeneous, yet overlaying, temporalities of modernisms in South Asia, including the creation of time and space

in Subjects of modernity
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What does race have to do with the Yugoslav region?
Catherine Baker

belonging already recognised as inescapable and constitutive for so many other areas: how has ‘race’, a notion propagated to support European colonial power and domination, manifested in the Yugoslav region, where attachment to ‘Europe’ informs so many forms of collective identity and where historical memories of being imperial subjects not imperial rulers inform so many narratives of national pasts? The Bulgarian scholar Miglena Todorova, writing in 2006, could already argue south-east European studies was separating its region from the rest of the globe by concentrating

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Philip Nanton

. Revisionist history One location of the modern frontier is in the mythic notion of the frontier hero. I use the notion of a ‘frontier hero myth’ here as a form of inverted colonial moral landscape in which wilderness/civilisation and black/white racial borders are among the most basic (Slotkin, 1973 ). The central point here is that in the constructed collective memory of

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
Catherine Baker

White Innocence , which builds on Said's reference to imperial fiction and poetry as a cultural archive via Ann Stoler's sense of the archive as a ‘repository of memory’ (Stoler 2009 : 49 in Wekker 2016 : 19) for everyday legacies of imperial rule in postcolonial metropoles. It is located in many things, in the way we think, do things, and look at the world, in what we find (sexually) attractive, in how our affective and rational economies are organized and intertwined. Most important, it is

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

, Unsettling Memories: Narratives of India’s “Emergency” (New Delhi : Permanent Black , 2003 ); C. J. Fuller and Véronique Bénéï (eds.), The Everyday State and Society in Modern India ( New Delhi : Social Science Press , 2000 ); Thomas Blom Hansen , Wages of Violence: Naming

in Subjects of modernity
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Entanglements and ambiguities
Saurabh Dube

tries to recover what might have been. The anthropologist searches for the elders with the richest memories of days gone by, assiduously records their ethnographic texts, and then puts together between the covers of their monographs a picture of the natives of Anthropologyland. The peoples of Anthropologyland, like all God’s Children got shoes, got

in Subjects of modernity