Mitrović, Veselin (2023) SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL PERILS AND HOPES IN THE FRAME OF INVERSE NOSTALGIA. In: EKOLOŠKA ODRŽIVOST I KLIMATSKE PROMJENE. Univerzitet Crne Gore, Agencija za zaštitu životne sredine, Wild Beauty Art Festival, Podgorica, pp. 103-129. ISBN 978-86-7664-252-6 (UCG), 978-9940-9924-7-7 (AZŽS)

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With ecological and other challenges posed in rural and small communities in mind, this text analyzes the relationship between vertical social mobility and Serbian politicians' framework to achieve sustainability and ecological transition and social innovation. This relation we called Inverse Nostalgia. Inverse nostalgia towards one's previous class position manifests as social and ecological risk generated by the new class: a gradual break with the middle and lower class through a closure of mobility channels and lifestyle change. There is also an aversion to one's erstwhile milieu, manifesting as a threat to non-urban spaces. Transformative social innovation is understood as a change in social relations involving new ways of doing, organizing, framing, and knowing, which challenges, alters, and replaces dominant institutions/structures in a specific social context. These changes intersected and correlated with social mobility, which is often the subject of generalizations. The progress of certain social groups is frequently seen as representative of progress in general. However, these events could be opposed to each other. The premise of this study is that the initial vertical social mobility of the Serbian political class, coupled with a change in place of residence, caused a narrowing social engagement framework.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability transitions, Social mobility, Politicians, Social-institutional approach, Environment, Inverse nostalgia
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: D. Arsenijević
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2024 09:26
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024 09:26

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