Psychoanalysis, argues Dusan Bjelic, has a lot to say about the construction of post-communist identities in the Balkans: Bjelic outlines how Julia Kristeva, the renowned French intellectual originally from Bulgaria has developed a peculiar picture of “Balkan identity” that is associated with all things dirty, polluted and uncivilized.
Dusan I. Bjelic
is associate professor of criminology at the University of Southern Maine, USA. His areas of research and publication are ethnomethodology/science, and media and culture. Publications include Galileo’s Pendulum: Science, Sexuality and the Body-Instrument Link.