Lost Temporalities and Imagined Histories: The Symbolic Violence in the Greek-Macedonian Naming Dispute

  • Biljana Volchevska
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)


This chapter focuses on the relationship between heritage production and heritage destruction as two coexisting processes at a time of political conflict. The case study of Macedonia, as an instable, multi-ethnic state, should demonstrate how the obsession with heritage production and staging of memory is related to state ideology and cultural politics at a time of political crises. The new and imposed identity formation policy which is presented as positive force intending to revive culture in the country will be juxtaposed with the sociopolitical crises and cultural reality of the country.


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  • Biljana Volchevska
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  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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