October - December 2015
Dr Radina Vučetić received her PhD in History at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade in 2011 where she wrote her dissertation titled, Americanization of Yugoslav Popular Culture in the 1960s. Since completing her PhD, she has been working as Assistant Professor at the Department for General Contemporary History at the University of Belgrade. From 2005–2011, she worked as a teaching assistant in the same department. In 2002, she was awarded her MA in History with her thesis, “Cvijeta Zuzorić”. European Influences on Cultural life in Belgrade 1918–1941, which she received at the Faculty of Philosophy in the University of Belgrade. From 2002–2005, she was a research fellow at the Institute for the Recent History of Serbia. She completed her BA in History at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, at the University of Belgrade in 1998.
"Censorship in Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970s and the Varying Paths of the Intellectual and Artistic Elite"
The main goal of my project is to break certain stereotypes and dominant historiographic claims that socialist Yugoslavia's openness towards the West and its culture also meant the presence of democracy and permissiveness of the system towards art and culture in general. The 1960s and 1970s were precisely the apogee of pressure against Yugoslav artists, and the latter decade saw the return of a socialism of the Stalinist type. Researching censorship in Yugoslavia is also important in that it sheds new light on a period in which nationalism was on the rise, and the state was increasingly in agony and decline - that is, the path to the collapse of the 1990s was traced in the decisive decade of the 1970s. For this reason it is important to follow when and how the Yugoslav system started to cave, to which side censured artists and intellectuals gravitated, and how some of them, riding the wave of nationalism, contributed to the bloody dissolution of the country.
Radina Vučetić, Koka-kola socijalizam. Amerikanizacija jugoslovenske popularne kulture šezdesetih godina XX veka (Beograd: Službeni glasnik, 2012; 2015)
Aljoša Mimica, Radina Vučetić, Vreme kada je narod govorio: Odjeci i reagovanja u Politici, 1988-1991 (Beograd: Institut za sociološka istraživanja, 2008)
Radina Vučetić-Mladenović, Evropa na Kalemegdanu. "Cvijeta Zuzorić" i kulturni život Beograda 1918-1941 (Beograd: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije, 2003)
Mark James, Peter Apor, Radina Vučetić, Pioter Oseka, '"We Are With You, Vietnam": Transnational Solidarities in Socialist Hungary, Poland and Yugoslavia', Journal of Contemporary History, 2015, vol. 50, no. 3: 439-464
Radina Vučetić, 'Violence against the Antiwar Demonstrations of 1965-1968 in Yugoslavia: Political Balancing between East and West', European History Quarterly, April 2015, vol. 45, no. 2: 255-274
Radina Vučetić, 'Američka "javna diplomatija" u socijalističkoj Jugoslaviji 50-ih i 60-ih godina XX veka', Tokovi istorije, 1(2014): 75-103
Radina Vučetić, 'Yugoslavia, Vietnam War and Anti-war Activism", Tokovi istorije, 2(2013): 165-180
Radina Vučetić, 'Potrošačko društvo po američkom modelu - jedan pogled na jugoslavensku svakodnevicu šezdesetih', Časopis za suvremenu povijest, 2(2012): 277-298
Radina Vučetić, 'Trubom kroz gvozdenu zavesu - prodor džeza u socijalističku Jugoslaviju', Muzikologija, 13(2012): 53-77
Radina Vučetić, 'Diznizacija detinjstva i mladosti u socijalističkoj Jugoslaviji', Istorija 20. veka, 3(2011): 185-204
Radina Vučetić, 'Die jugoslawische Außenpolitik und die jugoslawisch-amerikanischen Beziehungen in Jugoslawien in den 1960er Jahren: auf dem Weg zu einem (a)normalen Staat?, edited by Hannes Grandits and Holm Sundhaussen (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2013), 17-38
Radina Vučetić, 'Kauboji u NOB-u: Partizanski vestern i strip u socijalističkoj Jugoslaviji', in Socijalizam na klupi. Jugoslavensko društvo očima nove postjugoslavenske humanistike, edited by Lada Duraković and Andrea Matošević (Pula-Zagreb: Srednja Europa, 2013), 217-250
Radina Vučetić, 'Između avangarde i cenzure: Tito i umetnost šezdesetih', in Tito - viđenja i tumačenja, edited by Olga Manojlović-Pintar, (Beograd: Insitut za noviju istoriju Srbije, 2011), 684-706
Radina Vučetić, 'Soviet Comsonauts and American Astronauts in Yugoslavia: Who Did the Yugoslavs Love More?', in Soviet Space Culture: Cosmic Enthusiasm in Socialist Societies, edited by E. Maurer, J. Richers, M. Ruthers, C. Scheide, (New York and Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 188-205
Radina Vučetić, 'Jukebox - The First Rock'n'roll Magazine in Socialist Yugoslavia', in Remembering Utopia: The Culture of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia, edited by Breda Luthar and Maruša Pušnik, (Washington DC: New Academia Publishing, 2010): 145-164
Radina Vučetić, 'American Cultural Influences in Yugoslavia in the 1960s', in 125 Years of Diplomatic Relations between the USA and Serbia, edited by Ljubinka Trgovčević, (Belgrade: Fakultet političkih nauka, 2008), 276-290
Radina Vučetić, 'Komadić Meseca za druga Tita. Poseta posade Apolo 11 Jugoslaviji', in 1968 - četrdeset godina posle, 1968 - forty years later, edited by Radmila Radić, (Beograd: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije, 2008), 313-338
review of Tomislav Z. Longinovic, Vampire Nation: Violence as Cultural Imaginary (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011), in Slavonica 1(2013): 89-90.
The full list of publications can be viewed here.