01.08.2024 Amanda Wangwright, Kunio Hara, Greg Patterson

This edited volume intends to foster interdisciplinary scholarship on the subject of transpacific cultural exchange and collaboration. We are especially interested in academic analyses that contribute to the volume’s cross-disciplinary approach to the emergent field of Transpacific Studies, particularly in the fields of literature, music, visual arts, film, and new media studies.

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Rev. by Nataliia Sinkevych, GWZO

This anthropological study, published in the series "Eastern European Culture, Politics and Societies", offers an interesting perspective on the religious and social aspects of remembering the dead in post-Soviet Russia. The main sources of the study were collected during the authors' field research in 2014-2019.

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Entanglements and Transfers: Socialist East-Central European Actors as Co-Producers of Socio-Economic Globalization Processes

Ed. by Zsombor Bódy and Uwe Müller

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By Victoria Kravtsova, Humboldt Universität Berlin

Between the post-s

Russian theorist Madina Tlostanova describes the ex-Soviet space as a “void”[1] in the structure of global knowledge production, in which the Global South has a symbolic right to postcolonialism and the Global North, to postmodernism. For her, post-socialism or post-communism as a theoretical lens is insufficient to grasp the “postsocialist, postcolonial and post imperial overtones [that] intersect and communicate in the complex imaginary of the ex-Soviet space.”[2] Tlostanova believes that the Soviet approach to creating “its own New Woman in her metropolitan and colonial versions” implied that “the gendered subjects of the ex-colonies of Russia and the USSR are not quite postcolonial and not entirely postsocialist.”[3] However, this specificity, as well as “presocialist local genealogies of women’s struggles and resistance, tend to be erased.”[4]

Postcolonial theory becomes increasingly popular in the post-Soviet contexts as processes of decolonization continue in the former ‘periphery’ of the former USSR.

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Conference Reports
12.10.2023 - 14.10.2023 Cristian Cercel, Institute for Danube Swabian History and Regional Studies, Tübingen; Dietmar Müller, Leipzig University
By David Borchin, Institut für Interdisziplinäre Studien und Forschungen, Lucian-Blaga-Universität-Sibiu
01.11.2024 - 31.10.2027, Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF)