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The break-up of Yugoslavia through sport events 1987. – 1991.


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Sobota, Sebastian. (2017). The break-up of Yugoslavia through sport events 1987. – 1991.. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Previšić, Martin].

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In this master thesis we tried to find out how did Yugoslav sportsmen and sport media behave during the break-up of the country. To get the resultes, we used critical discourse analysis as a scientific method, and we analyzed three Croatian sports printed media – Sportske novosti, Sprint/Sport and Iks. Our main goal was to see how and when nationalism occured among sportsmen and journalists. To see how nationalism and the link between sport and politics was treated in the media, we explored several sport events and followed public reaction among some of the most notable sportsmen in Yugoslavia at the time. Of course, we had to put every sport event in a proper political and social context. That is where discourse analysis came in handy. Three main team sports were analyzed – football, basketball and waterpolo and we examined how the social and political context influenced sportsmen and sports journalists as the time went by. Furthermore, several sport events that took place in Yugoslavia during the break-up were explored, to see whether is a link between sport and politics, and how they were treated in the media – Universiade 1987, Eurobasket 1989 and European Athletics Championships 1990. Finally, we examined direct link between sport and politics by describing the treament of the politicians in sport media, especially late Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito, and newly elected Croatian president Franjo TuĊman, as well as the treatment of the army, and some of the high-profile sport events that were entirely linked with politics – Foĉa Partisan Olympics and Partisan March in Kumrovec.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse analysis, break-up of Yugoslavia, Universiade 1987, Eurobasket 1989, nationalism and spor
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Previšić, Martin
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 10:36
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 10:36

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