In 14 texts collected in the volume, the Belgrade ethnologist and cultural anthropologist Ivan Čolović analyzes the patriotically charged cultural discourse on the Balkans, specifically in Serbia. His point of interest are predominately the political myths as well as national and nationalistic discourses “in the name of culture”, the strategies and mechanisms of politics that se sklicuje and instrumentalise culture – including the terroristic, warmongering potential of such doings.
“In his book of essays, Ivan Čolović presents a critical analysis of a cultural model that is based on the national-patriotic discourse. His analysis satisfies all requirements of modern social and cultural studies and will therefore be of great interest to German historians, sociologists, ethnologists, anthropologists, and philologists.”
(Dagmar Burkhart in the foreword to the German edition)
The book of essays Balkan - Teror kulture. Ogledi o političkoj antropologiji, 2 [The Balkans –Terror of Culture. Essays on Cultural Anthropology] by Ivan Čolović has been translated to German (excerpt) by Nikola Čolović and published under the title Kulturterror auf dem Balkan. Essays zur Politischen Anthropologie by fibre in Osnabrück. It has been translated to Slovenian (excerpt) by Sara Špelec and published under the title Balkan - teror kulture. Razprave o politični antropologiji by Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete in Ljubljana.