Aljoša Mimica

This is the last book by the late Aljoša Mimica, prominent sociologist and member of the Department of Sociology. It is a collection of the author’s papers published between 1982 and 2011. Covering a broad span of topics, this book brings together Mimica’s essays on the history of sociology, Marx, Durkheim, Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Sieyes, as well as on more topical issues, such as the special section entitled Echoes and Reactions  published in the Belgrade daily Politika between 1987 and 1991 while Slobodan Milošević was consolidating his power, civic protests in Serbia in 1996/97, and the polemics around the Sociological Dictionary that Mimica coedited. The texts comprising this book were written in different times and societies, motivated by various occasions and reasons, belong to various forms and genres, but they can be taken, in the words of Aleksandar Molnar’s Preface, as “bridges between times, cultures, societies, traditions, and theoretical orientations”.