The book deals with the stage performance of women as a as a way of constructing their subjectivity and reconstructing gender relations in the traditional patriarchal society in Serbia. Given that the work is characterised by a multi-dimensional treatment of the aforementioned theme, it belongs to studies of gender, socialism and memory of socialism. The book of Ana Hofman provides a new insight into the theme which has traditionally been treated by so-called “national” sciences, such as ethnology and ethnomusicology.
The paper discusses the case of certain western dialects of Slovenian around Nova Gorica/Gorica/Gorizia, which are subsumed under the cover term ‘Gorica Slovenian’. These dialects are interesting in that they appear to defy these generalizations. Whereas they have clitic doubling, their clitics are not verb-adjacent but second-position/Wackernagel clitics. Moreover, these dialects do not have a definite article. In what follows, we discuss how both of these facts are relevant for the claims that have been made in the literature on the basis of the above-mentioned generalizations.
The chapter, among others, presents studies of genders in rural areas that assess the predominant research discourses on the visibility of women in family agriculture, the recognition of women as active agents, as well as the acknowledgement of differences and flexible gender identity.
The chapter in the monograph published by an international publishing house which deals with identity strategies and views of the Yugoslav socialist past of former JLA officers who are presently living in Slovenia.