15.12.2023 Critical Race Theory collective (CRTc)

The Critical Race Theory collective (CRTc) calls for contributions to a special issue of the international peer-reviewed journal Education for Information (IOS Press Interdisciplinary Journal of Information Studies). Responding authors are being called to respond to the theme of engaging with and generating resistant knowledges with a fully articulated intention of unmasking coloniality.

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Rev. by Annika Vosseler, Museum der Universität Tübingen MUT

Die vorliegende Publikation von Eliane Kurmann basiert auf ihrer Dissertation, die an der Universität Zürich im Rahmen der National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Mediality und dem Historischen Seminar entstanden ist. Im Zentrum der Untersuchung stehen Kolonialfotografien, deren Bedeutung für die aktuelle Debatte um die Restitution afrikanischer Kulturgüter im Heute von der Autorin betont wird.

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Populism and Social Cohesion in Southern Africa: Insights from Scholars and Practitioners

Ed. by Constanze Blum / Ulf Engel

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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
01.09.2022 - 03.09.2022 European Network for Avantgarde and Modernism Studies
By Beata Hock, Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa, Leipzig

Seit 2008 fördern die alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden Kongresse des European Network for Avantgarde and Modernism Studies (EAM) das Studium der Avantgarde und Moderne in Europa in einem breiten zeitlichen und disziplinären Rahmen und setzten dabei Themenschwerpunkte wie „High and Low“ (Poznań, 2010), „Utopia“ (Helsinki, 2014) und "CRiSiS" in 2020.

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