Sadržavanje prošlosti, sadašnjosti i budućnosti: Pakiranje kofera

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Everyday life is a constant negotiation between experiences and memories of the past, the challenges of the present and longings and anxieties about the future. My paper focuses on “the throwntogetherness” of such temporal frames. How are they synchronized or kept apart? My chosen example is the suitcase, which I will analyze with the help of two perspectives focusing on the acts of throwing together and containing, to explore how the past, the present and the future is organized, intertwined and stored. The mundane tasks of packing and unpacking will be explored in different contemporary and historical settings, among holidaymakers, migrants, commuters and refugees. The suitcase works as both a material and cultural container.


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  • Cultural Studies


  • Containment, Luggage, Mobility, Suitcase, Temporalities, Throwntogetherness
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)59-74
Number of pages16
JournalNarodna Umjetnost
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 1
Publication categoryResearch