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Polet from youth activism to political escapism: (1976-1990)


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Krušelj, Željko. (2015). Polet from youth activism to political escapism: (1976-1990). PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History.
(Moderna i suvremena hrvatska povijest u europskom i svjetskom kontekstu) [mentor Šute, Ivica].

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This dissertation aims to explain the political circumstances of the late stage of communist Croatia and Yugoslavia during the publishing of the weekly youth magazine Polet. Based on reviewing all 426 issues of the magazine, an extensive archive material and interviews with a number of participants in these events, the author proves that Polet was created for activist purposes of the leadership of the Alliance of Socialist Youth of Croatia, a mass organization which promoted the interests of the ruling Communist Party. The original concept of Polet wasn't significantly different from the youth magazines of other Yugoslav republics, nor some other countries of the Eastern bloc. Polet “borrowed” its name from the 1950s ideologically controlled high school newsletter, and another youth magazine mainly focused on arts and culture (1966 – 1969).

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: youth press, Croatia, Yugoslavia, communism, activism, self-management socialism, Alliance of Socialist Youth, League of Communists, democratization, provocativeness, innovativeness, opportunism, escapism
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Šute, Ivica
Additional Information: Moderna i suvremena hrvatska povijest u europskom i svjetskom kontekstu
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 10:37
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 13:46

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