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[Placed within the emergent but still largely under-explored research field of the social history of sport in the Socialist Yugoslavia, the chapter approaches the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics from a global perspective, providing an opportunity for studying specific development in 1980s...
[Dealing with the local/global dimension of the Olympics, the chapter proceeds by exploring strategies behind Sarajevo’s candidacy. Stressing that despite the main argument for the candidacy was economic, insisting that the event could serve as a springboard to developing the city into a global...
[This is the first of two chapters dealing with the modernity dimension of the Sarajevo Olympics. Displaying central infrastructural projects relating to the Olympics, including the Project for the Protection of Human Environment, the chapter examines how placing and winning the Olympic bid...
[At the centre of this chapter is socialist Yugoslavia’s consumer culture and its consumption and advertisement practices, which were widely perceived as a benchmark of the country’s modernity. Paying special attention to the ever-present idea of Yugoslavia, the Balkans and Eastern Europe...
[The chapter depicts the emergence of the image of Sarajevo as an ‘oasis of peace’ in the troubled period of rising tensions between the two Cold War blocs in the early 1980s. The analytical focus is on Yugoslavia’s specific geopolitical position and the thereto emerging self-image of Yugoslavia...
[The chapter deals with the nationality dimension of the 1984 Winter Olympics, exploring the linkage between the event and Sarajevo’s pronounced Yugoslavness. It looks closer into the processes of re-identifying of Yugoslav society through the invention of a common Yugo-Sarajevan Olympic...
[Presenting central findings in the volume’s analyses, this concluding chapter emphasises how the Olympics emerged as a temporal reference point according to which Sarajevo before and after the Olympics were two very different cities. Relating the findings to the locality, modernity and...
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