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Mesta, Razredi, Umetnost

Cities, Class, Culture


Ciril Oberstar




Breda Luthar
"Razredne meje pri nas potekajo znotraj popularne kulture ter se kažejo kot razlike med urbano kozmopolitsko popularno kulturo na eni strani in domačijsko folkloristično množično kulturo na drugi."
"Class boundaries in Slovenia run within popular culture, and can be seen as differences in urban cosmopolitan popular culture on the one hand and rural folklorist mass culture on the other."


Franz Hessel, flaner. Študija primera drugačnih rab mesta
Franz Hessel, flâneur. A case study of different uses of the city


Andrej Šprah
Razredni utrip svetovnih metropol v dokumentarnih vizijah mestnih simfonij
The class pulse of global metropolises in documentary visions of city symphonies
Gašper Rus in Domen Finžgar
Strip in mesto
The comic strip and the city
Nil Baskar
Weimarski Uslužbenci in mozaična modernost Sigfrieda Kracauerja
The salaried masses and Siegfried Kracauer's mosaic modernity
Martina Malešič
Delavsko stanovanjsko vprašanje v slovenski modernistični arhitekturi
Working class housing in Slovenian modernist architecture
Maja Godina Golija
Mariborski tovarniški delavci med promenado in delavskimi kolonijami
Maribor factory workers between the promenade and workers' colonies
Primož Krašovec
Politične in eksistencialne težave srednjega razreda
Political and existential problems of the middle class
Jani Kozina
Spremembe in tekmovalnost slovenskih mest in podeželja - boj za ustvarjalni kapital?
Changes and rivalry between Slovenian cities and rural areas - a struggle for creative capital?

Kulturna Diagnoza

Cultural Diagnosis

Gledališče / Predzadnja Replika

Theatre / The Penultimate Line
Blaž Lukan
Gledati temo
Looking at the dark


Tanja Tolar
Razstava, polna optimizma in energije
An exhibition full of optimism and energy
Tanja Tolar
Nezavedno odkrivanje nezapisanega
The unknowing discovery of the unrecorded


Ana Šturm
Strah in groza na polju v Angliji
Fear and horror in a field in England
Žiga Brdnik
Poskus metakritike
An attempt at metacritcism
Leonora Flis
Stilsko popoln triler, a s premalo suspenza
A stylistically perfect thriller, but with too little suspense


Matic Majcen
Brutalno iskreno o spolnosti
Brutally frank about sexuality
Matic Majcen
Deleuze in Nietzsche: Usodno srečanje
Deleuze and Nietzsche: A fateful meeting
Igor Žunkovič
Pripovedovanje o pripovedovanju
Narrating narrative
Igor Žunkovič
Umet(el)nost srednje poti
Art and technical skill of the middle way

Knjiga / Drugi Pogled

Books / A second look
Jasna Potočnik Topler
Še zmeraj politično aktualen roman
A novel politically relevant even today


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Felix Stalder
Digital solidarity
As the culture and institutions of the Gutenberg Galaxy wane, Felix Stalder looks to commons, assemblies, swarms and weak networks as a basis for remaking society in a more inclusive and diverse way. The aim being to expand autonomy and solidarity at the same time. [more]

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Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon
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Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz
The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [more]

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The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
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Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

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