The streets of Beograd. Urban space and protest identities in Serbia

Stef Jansen

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Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Serbia, this text explores spatial dimensions of the 1996-1997 protests against the Milosevic regime. It considers the significance of spatial practices of resistance embedded in the urban space of the capital city Beograd, and analyses the relationship between the formation of identities and symbolic practices of protest, by exploring the role of spatial metaphors such as 'the City' and 'Europe' in subversive discourses, gradually shifting the analytical focus from the urban locale, and tactics of territorialisation, to the spatial metaphors of 'the City' and 'Europe', and tactics of deterritorialisation. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-55
Number of pages20
JournalPolitical Geography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Discourse
  • Identity
  • Resistance
  • Serbia
  • Urban space


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