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Alternative cultural center ‘Garaže’-urban element in the countryside


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Remenarić, Anamarija. (2018). Alternative cultural center ‘Garaže’-urban element in the countryside. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Sociology. [mentor Potkonjak, Sanja and Hromadžić, Hajrudin].

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Based on case study of NGO Vrbovec Youth Organization, the author strives to depict formation of urban culture in a small town. Through display of structure and functions of Vrbovec Youth Organization, ongoing activities in Garaže, the club run by the organization, the way both Vrbovec Youth Organization and Garaže are perceived in the town of Vrbovec and broader, the author attempts to support her claim that Alternative Cultural Center Garaže represent a form of subcultural expression which plays a major role in identity forming, creation of distinct patterns of behavior, and can be perceived as first subcultural urban element in a small community. The author also points out the significance of VUMfest, DIY festival organized by Vrbovec Youth Organization. Depicting the undergoing transformation of VUMfest and the significance it generated throughout the years, for Organization members and local community, it’s plausible role in tourism development is being examined. Also, the author discusses the relationship 53 between consumerism and subcultural practice, underlining cooptation as one of the key aspects of modern capitalism, and impact it can have or has on the subject being researched here.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: subcultures, festivals, consumerism, cooptation
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Potkonjak, Sanja and Hromadžić, Hajrudin
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 12:49
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 12:49

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