2006-03-01

Mind the gap


My travels are going to have me for a few days on what the online terminology calls a "blog hiatus" and what I call "not writing many posts." In the event that this leaves you with a burning desire for interesting reading (or if you had one to begin with), have a look at the wonderful journal published by the sociology students at the University of Zagreb, Diskrepancija. The current issue has original articles on a number of current themes, a new translation of an essay by Laclau and Mouffe, a special section critically reviewing Jeffrey Alexander's cultural theory, and reviews. There is an archive of past issues, a section in English for those who prefer it, and a photo section. For more news on sociology in Zagreb, including football match announcements, check their blog.

3 comments:

Paul Stubbs said...

Hi Eric

Paul Stubbs here. Enjoy Georgia and bask in the glory of the fact of getting mentioned on prime time Croatian tv last night. The subject - the implications for Croatian identity from Severina's win in Croatia eurosong which some think is pure 'Balkan turbo folk' god forbid. Anyway, young ethno-musicologist-anthropologist Sandi Blagonić cites Gordy as saying that, in Serbia, those who like turbo-folk are the new urban peasants and that maybe it is the same in Croatia.

Eric Gordy said...

Fame, I'm going to live forever! I haven't met this young researcher, but hope to be lucky enough to get to Zagabria and see every interesting person there (you too, of course).

I just got back from Georgia last night, with any luck I will have something about it soon.

Paul Stubbs said...

for Sandi Blagonić see http://www.iskon.hr/vijesti/blogos/

cheers
Paul