Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, University of Glasgow

As the first documented history of labor in Tito’s Yugoslavia that draws on a wide range of sources, Making and Breaking the Yugoslav Working Class represents a milestone for the historiography of the region. Capturing the diversity of the Yugoslav labor force in the country’s turbulent 1980s, Musić demonstrates that, rather than being a mass easily manipulated by nationalist or populist politicians, Yugoslavia’s workers were actors in their own right. By restoring the voice of the working class in history, this book not only adds to labor history but reshapes Yugoslav studies and studies of state collapse more broadly.
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Goran Musić
$85.00 / €71.00 / £61.00