Cyber Yugoslavia: from the World of Nations to the World of Cyber Countries

Lada Stevanović

Abstract


This paper examines Cyber Yugoslavia, a state created on the internet, after the fall of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). Located in cyberspace, Cyber  Yugoslavia belongs to the corpus of virtual countries appearing as a subversive response to the nationalism and wars that led to the disintegration of the SFRY. The ludic and parodic character of CY makes it a unique example of the way in which it challenges and questions deep structures and ideological mechanisms of nation and nation-state construction. Using parody and laughter, CY deconstructs the concepts that are essential parts in creating the ideology of nation. The very same concepts are the focus of the theoretical approach to nation, wherefore the paper focuses on the intersection of theoretical and IT creative work.

 

Article received: May 5, 2017; Article accepted: May 10, 2017; Published online: September 15, 2017

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How to cite this article: Stevanović, Lada. "Cyber Yugoslavia: from the World of Nations to the World of Cyber Countries." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 13 (2017): 73-87. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i13.184


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Cyber Yugoslavia, nation, nation state, ideology, subversion, theory

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