Glasnik Etnografskog instituta SANU 2009 Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages: 7-17
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Colours of the new face of Serbia: National symbols and popular music

Mitrović Marijana

In this paper I address nationalist iconography in Serbian popular music especially the role of women as the symbols of nation building. Case in point is the victory of Serbian representative Marija Serifovic in Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. I analyze the way power struggle and strategic use of the differences are embodied and embedded through a media figure of Marija Serifovic in the process of showing the 'new face of Serbia'.

Keywords: nationalism, popular music, new face of Serbia, female media figure, subaltern, mediated selves

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