Metropolitan Belgrade : culture and class in interwar Yugoslavia

Babovic, Jovana, author

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  • Creator Jovana Babovic
  • Format Books
  • Publication [Pittsburgh, PA] : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780822965350, 0822965356
  • OCLC on1015996622

Summary

  • "Metropolitan Belgrade presents a sociocultural history of the city as an entertainment mecca during the 1920s and 1930s. It unearths the ordinary and extraordinary leisure activities that captured the attention of urban residents and considers the broader role of popular culture in interwar society."--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Entertainment and the politics of culture -- Radio Belgrade and the modern urban listener -- Yugoslav performers and working-class entertainment -- Belgrade's downtown leisure district -- Accommodating Josephine Baker in Belgrade -- The strongman Dragoljub Aleksić and the occupied city -- Epilogue
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