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Past research project at RECET:
Intervision: Popular Music and Politics in Eastern Europe.
During the Cold War, Eastern European national television broadcasters organised the Intervision Song Contest (ISC) as a “socialist”
alternative to Western Europe’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). However, unlike the ESC, the ISC has hardly been the subject of academic research. Just as the ESC is often interpreted as reflecting European politics, this project examines the cultural, economic and political reasons for the development and decline of the ISC and considers what the contest can tell us about relations among Eastern Europeans during the Cold War and between Eastern and Western Europeans during and after that period.
Dean Vuletic, Postwar Europe and the Eurovision Song Contest (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017).
Dean Vuletic, “Popular Culture,” in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism, ed. Stephen A. Smith (Oxford: Oxford University Press): 571-584.