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Croatian Coastal Festivals and the Construction of the Mediterranean

Nevena Škrbić Alempijević orcid id ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Ivana Lucica 3, Zagreb, Croatia
Rebeka Žabčić Mesarić ; Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, 10000 Zagreb, Trg Stjepana Radića 3, Croatia

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The focus of this paper is on festivals viewed as arenas in which cultural identities are built and reasserted. References to tradition and the past play a mayor role in this process. The authors analyze four thematically different festivals taking place along the Croatian Adriatic coast: the Festival of Dalmatian "Klapa" Singers in Omiš, the Rab Fiesta, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and the Split Summer Festival. They are approached as ways of rediscovering and constructing Mediterranean imagery on stage.


Mediterranean; festivals; Festival of Dalmatian "Klapa" Singers in Omiš; Rab Fiesta; Dubrovnik Summer Festival; Split Summer Festival

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