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Družboslovne Razprave 88 (XXXIV)
Metropolis? No, thanks! Ljubljana in Slovenian Feature Films in the Period of Socialist Modernisation (1945–1969)
Družboslovne Razprave 88, pages 7-32
In the article, representations of Ljubljana in Slovenian feature films made during the period of accelerated modernisation from the end of WWII to 1969 are analysed. Semiological analysis shows that Ljubljana is in these films constructed in a rather diverse yet not entirely arbitrary manner, as in all cases various signifiers of modernisation are presented in negative contexts. In films, where signs of modernisation are largely absent, Ljubljana appears as pleasant and beautiful city, whereas in films, where signs of modernisation are present, Ljubljana is presented as neurotic and alienated city. These representations could be explained by the relatively low status of urbanity in Slovenian culture.
Cultural and Social Engagement in the Context of Digital Everyday Life: Study of Youth in Ljubljana
Družboslovne Razprave 88, pages 33-59
The articles explores the relationships between position of culture in everyday life of young people, their media consumption and civic engagement, by focusing on the role of digital media. Among others, the study shows the limitations of universal understanding of the youth. Based on the results of a quantitative online survey among 793 young people in Ljubljana, this study identifies distinctive types of youth cultural involvement: the biggest group is apolitical and from the cultural events excluded youth, while the socially and politically most engaged youth seem to be the so called »cultural creators«.
Young adults who leave home in the Municipality of Ljubljana
Družboslovne Razprave 88, pages 61-92
The article presents research results concerning young adults who leave home in the Municipality of Ljubljana. By considering already known patterns of young adults’ prolonged co-residence with their parents, the article aims to find out whether data on young adults from the Ljubljana municipality (2017) confirm what is already known or reveal changes or specific aspects. The results show: 1. a consistent picture of prolonged living in the family of origin (with gender, intimate partnership, employment as the main predictors); 2. paternal financial support even for young people who have left the parental home; and 3. a diverse and dynamic period of various living arrangements ranging between fully living in the family of origin and having one’s own full residential independence. The results point to a new characteristic of a greater share of young people living in privately rented apartments, which may be specific to the Ljubljana municipality.
Minority Status and Bordering Position as a Platform for Attitudes to Multiculturality (A Case Study of the Italian and Hungarian Minorities in Slovenia)
Družboslovne Razprave 88, pages 93-112
The article analyses how members of the Italian and Hungarian minorities in Slovenia view multiculturalism and its manifestations such as ethnic heterogamy, transcultural identities, ethnic in/tolerance and ethnic prejudices. The minority status (and bordering position) are in this regard perceived as a platform for attitudes to multiculturalism and a key explanatory factor. The article highlights the presence of the transcultural nature of the minorities and their positive attitudes to multiculturalism, yet also emphasises that the related ethnic sentiment is highly variable, relational and situational. Although one would expect the minorities to more strongly defend the positive effects of multiculturalism, this is not the case. The reason is the confrontation of two ideologies, nationalism and transculturalism, the former interfering in the otherwise transculturally oriented minorities.
Dekonstrukcija Freudove teorije melanholije
Družboslovne Razprave 88, pages 113-131
Članek podaja interpretacijo melanholije in njenega diskurza skozi perspektivo Derridajeve dekonstrukcije in ‹nasilja pisave›. V prvem delu predstavi ambivalentne in protislovne opredelitve melanholije na Zahodu, da bi lahko prikazal delovanje logike razlîke, ki onemogoča enotno in univerzalno definicijo. Ker je tovrstno teorijo melanholije uvedel Freud, članek v drugem delu analizira notranje uganke in protislovja njegovega psihoanalitičnega razlikovanja med žalovanjem in melanholijo. V nadaljevanju so izpostavljena binarna nasprotja, ki podpirajo Freudovo dihotomijo. Avtor v zadnjem delu članka pokaže, kako so Freudovi paradoksi dekonstruirani v sodobnih teorijah s področja humanistike in družboslovja, ki se nanašajo na različne družbene in politične diskurze.