Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade
CULTURAL STUDIES – FROM DISCOURSE TO REALITY: CASE OF SERBIA
The paper analyses some particularly important ideas and concepts that have made the Studies of Culture or Cultural Studies part of a specific area of exploring culture. The emphasis is put on the relation which is established between the theory–ideology and reality, and in this respect it is proven that the decades-long linking of this area with the postmodern theoretical paradigms becomes redundant and inadequate for the interpretation of culture today. The motive for such analysis is related to the development of these studies in the post-Yugoslav region with emphasis on the changes brought about by the development of populism and authoritarianism in Serbia, for which the Cultural Studies are not theoretically equipped.