‘Glänta’ brings its readers the best of ‘Bidayat’; ‘La Revue nouvelle’ explains why participatory democracy ought to be a tautology; ‘Czas Kultury’ says let trees be trees and not symbols; ‘Kulturos barai’ discusses Marxism, voodoo economics and bad art; ‘New Literary Observer’ explores the phenomenology of noise, voice and sound; ‘Dziejaslou’ pays tribute to a passionate publisher of Belarusian literature; ‘Poeteka’ floats free in time and space; and ‘Merkur’ considers black boxes, augmented reality and computer-generated literature.
Recent cuts in higher education spending fuels the commodification of knowledge, the precarization of academic work, and de-solidarization within the scienitific
community. Almantas Samalavicius of the Lithuanian journal Kulturos barai talks to Slovenian ethnomusicologist about Ana Hofman about neoliberalism and higher education.
Why is it that those in power cannot think outside the categories of economics and techno-science when faced with the spectre of widespread joblessness and natural disasters caused by an excessive reliance on techno-science? Sajay Samuel says it’s time to stop and reflect.
The weight of soap bubbles
Culture has become a major instrument of Russian propaganda. Nowhere is this more so than in the Baltic countries, where Russian media are widely consumed, and where politics, business and the cultural sector combine to promote Russian interests. A Lithuanian perspective.
From a distance
Why is it that, 25 years after independence, the attachment that Lithuanian citizens once felt to their country has weakened considerably? Because postmodernist self-consciousness prefers regional identity to state identity? Bronislovas Kuzmickas reports.