Book launch and roundtable discussion: Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe

Department for Critical Political Studies
Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK)

invites you to the

Book launch and roundtable discussion
Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe

Friday, December 1, 2017, 14:00–15:30
Location: room #8 at FMK [4th floor]
Karađorđeva 65, 11000 Beograd

Join us for a roundtable discussion on youth values & identities in Southeast Europe!  
The event will take place in English and is open to the public.

The volume Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe: Beyond Ethnicity (Routledge, 2018, eds. Tamara Trošt and Danilo Mandić) examines the extent to which ethnic and national values and identities have been surpassed as the overriding focus in the lives of the region’s youth. Employing bottom-up, ethnographic, and interview-based approaches, it explores when and where ethnic and national identification processes become salient. Using intra-national and international comparisons of youth populations of the Western Balkans, contributors uncover the mechanisms by which ethnic identities are evoked, reproduced and challenged. In addition to exploring political, regional cultural generational and class identities, the contributors examine wider questions of European unity.

At this roundtable discussion, we will discuss the most interesting findings from the book, including:
- What shapes the cultural, political and ideological values of young people living in Southeastern Europe? 
- Which identities matter to them? Is ethnicity still a dominant lens through which they view the world?
- How are their values changing, and how can they be changed? Who is changing them? 

 Dr. Orli Fridman, FMK Department of Critical Political Studies, Belgrade

Chapter authors: 
 Dr. Vladimir Turjačanin, Department of Psychology, University of Banja Luka, BiH
 Dr. Lana Peternel, Institute for Social Research, Zagreb
 Dr. Krisztina Rácz, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
 Dr. Marija Branković, Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade
 Dr. Iris Žeželj, Department of Social Psychology, University of Belgrade
 Dr. Tamara Pavasović Trošt, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

 Dr. Nebojša Petrović, Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade
 Dr. Gazela Pudar Draško, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade