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Metropolitan Belgrade : culture and class in interwar Yugoslavia

Author: Jovana Babovic
Publisher: [Pittsburgh, PA] : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]
Series: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Metropolitan Belgrade presents a sociocultural history of the city as an entertainment mecca during the 1920s and 1930s. It unearths the ordinary and extraordinary leisure activities that captured the attention of urban residents and considers the broader role of popular culture in interwar society."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jovana Babovic
ISBN: 9780822965350 0822965356
OCLC Number: 1015996622
Description: ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Entertainment and the politics of culture --
Radio Belgrade and the modern urban listener --
Yugoslav performers and working-class entertainment --
Belgrade's downtown leisure district --
Accommodating Josephine Baker in Belgrade --
The strongman Dragoljub Aleksić and the occupied city --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Other Titles: Culture and class in interwar Yugoslavia
Responsibility: Jovana Babovic.

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