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Original scientific paper

Reports from "Balvanija": imagologic articulation of rebellion of Croatian Serbs in "Slobodna Dalmacija" and "Glas Slavonije"

Vinko Drača orcid id ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

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This paper deals with imagological analysis of media reports on the Serb uprising in Croatia in two regionally strong dailies: “Slobodna Dalmacija” and “Glas Slavonije” during the years 1990 and 1991. Reporting and commenting on the events that immediately preceded start of the Yugoslav Wars in daily press is viewed through three frequently represented sets of imagems through which Serbs in Croatia were perceived: imagems of “Balkans” and semantically opposed term “Europe”, imagems of “Haiduks” and “brigandry”, and the
imagological narrative of “conspiracy”. All these narratives evoked ethnic stereotypes and encouraged fear and hatred towards Serbs, and over time they gradually formed a part of imaginary of the dominant
nationalist narrative.


Serbs, imagology, ethnic stereotypes, daily press, nationalism, Slobodna Dalmacija, Glas Slavonije

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