Don't Mourn, Balkanize!: Essays After Yugoslavia by Andrej Grubacic

By Andrej Grubacic

Grubacic's outstanding selection of essays, commentaries and interviews, written among 2002 and 2010, chronicles the political reports of the writer himself, who's either a guy and not using a state (as a Yugoslav) and a guy with no country (as an Anarchist). specifically, he makes a speciality of the ironies and implications of the now stylish time period "balkanisation" - the fragmentation, department and overseas intervention with which politicians within the Balkans have struggled for hundreds of years and for which the zone has now, sarcastically, develop into well-known.

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Org/ethnologue/> Linguistic Diversity and Biodiversity: Killer Languages 33 same way as for threatened animals and plants and other species (Table 1). A language is threatened if it has few users and a weak political status, and, especially, if children are no longer learning it: ie, when the language is no longer transmitted to the next generation. There are detailed definitions of the degree of threat or endangerment: Table 1. html>; . html> Table 2. html> Habitat destruction – for instance, through logging, spread of agriculture, use of pesticides, and the poor economic and political situation of the people who live in the world’s most diverse ecoregions – has been identified as a main cause of the disappearance of biodiversity.

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Both western and eastern Europe are currently experiencing linguistic incorporation. The transition from a world of colonial linguistic imperialism to a postmodern, postnational, neoliberal world has required only minor modifications in the structural and ideological legitimation of English as a dominant language. The corporate world, through the World Trade Organisation, the World Bank, O E C D , N A T O , et al, is likely to push for acceptance of English throughout the E U market. There has been some work exploring English as a ‘post-imperial language’ in the sense that corporate interests have taken over from the nation state (Fishman, Conrad & Rubal–Lopez, ed.

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