Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Publication Title

South Atlantic Quarterly

Keywords

Geopolitics, Hegemony, Balkan Peninsula - Social Conditions

Abstract

This essay focuses on Balkan discourse geography as a hidden contingency of the intellectual work of Slavoj Žižek and Julia Kristeva. It takes into account the extent to which their self-proclaimed cosmopolitanism and universalism reflect disidentification with their Balkan origins. This disidentification alerts one to the unacknowledged centrality of Kristeva's and Žižek's Balkan origins to their writing about the region, and it also points to the Balkanist character of their intellectual production.

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Article may be found full text: http://saq.dukejournals.org/content/108/2/285.full.pdf+html
doi: 10.1215/00382876-2008-034

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