Don't Mourn, Balkanize!: Essays After Yugoslavia (Paperback)

Don't Mourn, Balkanize!: Essays After Yugoslavia By Andrej Grubacic, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Foreword by) Cover Image

Don't Mourn, Balkanize!: Essays After Yugoslavia (Paperback)


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Presenting a radical leftist perspective on the recent history of the Balkan region, this collection of essays, commentaries, and interviews argues that the dismantling of Yugoslavia is just another milestone in the long history of colonialism, conquest, and interventionism. Written between 2002 and 2010, this volume addresses significant happenings such as the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, the assassination of Prime Minister Djindjic, the supervised "independence" of Kosovo, and the occupation of Bosnia. In addition to this contemporary look, this exploration reveals the politically progressive traditions of the Balkan peoples as evidenced by their anti-Ottoman, anticrusade, and antifascist actions in addition to their embracing of socialism, feminism, and new social experiments.

Andrej Grubacic is a historian, sociologist, and a visiting professor of sociology at the University of San Francisco. He is the coauthor of Wobblies and Zapatistas and editor of the Staughton Lynd Reader. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian and professor at California State University–Hayward. She is the author of The Great Sioux Nation, Red Dirt: Growing up Okie, and Roots of Resistance. They both live in San Francisco.

Product Details ISBN: 9781604863024
ISBN-10: 1604863021
Publisher: PM Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2010
Pages: 272
Language: English
"These thoughtful essays offer us a vivid picture of the Balkans experience from the inside, with its richness and complexity, tragedy and hope, and lessons from which we can all draw inspiration and insight."  —Noam Chomsky

"The history of Yugoslavia is of global relevance, and there's no one better placed to reveal, share, and analyse it than Andrej Grubacic. From the struggle of the Roma to the liberating possibilities of 'federalism from below', this collection of essays is required and radical reading."  —Raj Patel, author, Stuffed and Starved

"This book of essays shows a deep grasp of Yugoslav history and social theory. It is a groundbreaking book, representing a bold departure from existing ideas, and an imaginative view to how a just society in the Balkans might be constructed."  —Howard Zinn, author, A People's History of the United States

"The first radical account of Yugoslav history after Yugoslavia, surveying this complex history with imagination and insight. Grubacic's book provides essential information and perspective for all those interested in the recent history of this part of the world."  —Michael Albert, author, Parecon

"Grubacic’s work is both an important chronicle of contemporary anti-colonial struggles in the Balkans and a critical text in shaping an emergent “balkanized” vision for the region and its peoples; an indigenous call to arms from which all stand to learn."  —Politics Respun