Miloš Jovanović

28
Aug

Is Serbia a very religious society?

The data obtained from previous empirical research testified that religiosity in Serbia could be subsumed under Grace Davie’s phrase “belonging without believing”. Namely, the inhabitants of Serbia broadly expressed their confessional affiliation to one of the dominant religions (Orthodox Christianity, Catholicism, Islam, etc.). This was accompanied by a somewhat lower level of self-declared religiosity, which indicated that confessional affiliation was

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14
Aug

Serbian INVENT team on ESA 2021 conference

The INVENT team from Serbia, together with Croatian and French colleagues, presents four studies at this year’s conference of the European Sociological Association. Predrag Cvetičanin and Inga Tomić-Koludrović focus on the impact of growing societal disparities on culture. Following Bourdieu, they examine how the conceptions of culture and perceptions of the social world (perceptions of the impact of social inequalities

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31
Jul

Plural notions of culture and challenges to cultural policy-making

Even though culture as a word reflects multiple, often contradictory notions, the dominant understanding of culture within cultural policy practice and debates oftentime limits culture to professional cultural actors and excludes other notions. In order to provide insights into multiple notions of culture as perceived by citizens in Europe, in one of the questions in the survey the INVENT team

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11
Jul

Which cultural activities citizens of Serbia missed the most during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In one of the questions, in a survey study conducted as part of the INVENT project, we presented respondents with 15 activities associated with the domains of elite, popular and everyday culture and asked them to state how often they participated in these activities. The options were: almost daily, at least once per week, at least once per month, less

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28
Jun

Culture and Symbolic Boundaries in Serbia

Results of Exploratory Study in Serbia – Part II Culture unites, but culture can also divide. In the exploratory study conducted with the aim of collecting different understandings of culture in June and July 2020, one of the questions was directed towards identifying symbolic boundaries in the area of culture in Serbia. According to Lamont (2001) symbolic boundaries are the

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14
Jun

Effects of Covid-19 on Cultural Practices in Serbia

Results of Exploratory Study in Serbia – Part 1 The exploratory study was carried out in June and July 2020, with citizens invited to participate via Facebook accounts. The final sample included 215 respondents. The question All over Europe people are currently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Can you describe how this pandemic has affected cultural practices in your everyday life? in

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15
Mar

ESA presentations on Cultural Wars in Serbia and Gender and Cultural Consumption in Croatia

INVENT project team members Predrag Cvetičanin (Serbia), Inga Tomić-Koludrović and Mirko Petrić (Croatia) participated in the 8th mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association’s Sociology of Culture research network (ESA RN7), “En-Compass-ing Culture(s): Beyond East/West and South/North”. The conference took place between 10th and 12th March 2021 and was hosted by the University of Helsinki.  Predrag Cvetičanin was one of

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