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A key country

Osteuropa 4–6/2021

Osteuropa focuses on the ‘key country’ of the Czech Republic: with articles on the state of democracy and the transformation of the party system as mirror of wider processes. Also, an overview of a thousand years of religious history, and the new-old national self-image in film.

Cover for: Ankara on its own terms

Ankara on its own terms

Varlık 10/2021

‘Varlık’ devotes an issue to Ankara, the deprecated capital: including articles on Republican theatre in the 1930s; the political symbolism of Atatürk monuments; and urban history in Anafartalar Street.

Cover for: The domination of dilettantes

The domination of dilettantes

Kultūros barai 9/2021

In ‘Kultūros barai’: why the pandemic has brought out the worst in Lithuania’s politicians; whether there is such a thing as an individual common good; and how the Jewish history of Žagarė reaches into the present.

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Between the body and society

New Humanist 3/2021

In ‘New Humanist’: articles on the economics and ideology of obstetric violence; why the UK has not yet legalized assisted dying; and what the shutting down of sex work platforms means for sex workers.

Cover for: Beyond Baldwin the icon

Beyond Baldwin the icon

Ord&Bild 2/2021

‘Ord&Bild’ asks what, besides his radical appeal, makes James Baldwin relevant today: featuring a conversation between literary scholars Cora Kaplan, Justin A. Joyce and Douglas Field; a revelatory reading of Baldwin’s FBI file; and explorations of Baldwin’s writings on alienation.

Cover for: The artistic liberalism of the Bolsheviks

The artistic liberalism of the Bolsheviks

New Literary Observer 170 (2021)

In ‘NLO’: the story of the decidedly liberal First Russian Art Exhibition of 1922; depictions of physical abuse in Soviet children’s literature; girls’ encyclopaedia; and the thawing of authorial emotions.

Cover for: John Cage’s mycological foray

John Cage’s mycological foray

O’r Pedwar Gwynt 2/2021

‘O’r Pedwar Gwynt’ delves into the transformative world of fungi, considers arguments against civic nationalism, and interviews one of the founders of the Wages for Housework movement.

Cover for: New ways to inhabit

New ways to inhabit

Esprit 9/2021

‘Where do we live?’ In ‘Esprit’, texts on the end of France’s post-war social housing model, the diversification of home ownership, and learning from informal settlements. Also: what happened to Macron’s liberal revolution?

Cover for: 150 years Paris Commune

150 years Paris Commune

dérive 84 (2021)

‘dérive’ celebrates the Paris Commune as act of neighbourhood solidarity, including legacies of the revolt and colonialist Communards. Also: Hong Kong’s ’97 generation.

Cover for: War – what is it good for?

War – what is it good for?

Vikerkaar 7–8/2021

‘Vikerkaar’ on the overlooked aspects of war – from the long-term impact on veterans to conflicts that rarely receive widespread coverage but cause no fewer casualties.

Cover for: Merkel’s failures

Merkel’s failures

Blätter für deutsche under internationale Politk 9/2021

Head in the sand, reactive, apolitical: in ‘Blätter’, a damning verdict on Merkel’s reign. Also: Jürgen Habermas on the lockdown debate and Bernd Greiner on the end of the War on Terror.

Cover for: Italy’s communist arc

Italy’s communist arc

Internazionale special issue 2021

‘Internazionale’ reviews the Italian Communist Party’s influences, despite a chequered existence, from post-war reconstruction to feminist gains.

Cover for: The Holocaust as ‘civilizational rupture’?

In the August issue of ‘Blätter’: contributions on the German Catechism debate, the propaganda of technological ‘manageability’, the return of hard borders, and nostalgic anti-liberal democrats.

Cover for: Wealth behind stealth

Wealth behind stealth

New Eastern Europe 4/2021

‘New Eastern Europe’ dedicates its summer issue to Ukraine, including: Russia’s underhand colonization of the Crimean peninsula; the geopolitics of gas; and Odessa’s urban mismanagement.

Cover for: Heavy shift work

Heavy shift work

Merkur 8/2021

‘Merkur’ focuses on changing perceptions: Germany grapples with the remembrance of its colonial past; the UK’s ‘careless’ care economy comes under review; and theatre’s physicality faces a virtual challenge.

Cover for: Caretaking over breadwinning

Caretaking over breadwinning

Krytyka 3-4/2021

‘Krytyka’ on women migrants’ role in Ukraine’s transformation and what distinguishes them from emigres from Moldova, Romania and Poland. Also: Odessa in film and theatre critic Anna Lypkivska in memoriam.

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