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Read our reviews of the latest issues of Eurozine partner journals.

Cover for: Kafka’s autism and an absurdist conceit

‘Atlas’ argues that art, like humanism, is meta-social and fundamental to knowledge. Also, why Kafka provides insight into the autistic mind; and on the unfathomable world of a Norwegian absurdist.

Cover for: Housing inequalities and far-right po-mo

Germany’s recent property boom and the inequality it produces; how the new-right uses postmodern theory to propagate nihilistic anti-humanism; and why treason can be a radically democratic act.

Cover for: Crisis and wanderlust

Crisis and wanderlust

Syn og Segn 2/2020

‘Syn og Segn’ explores pandemic life through poetry, reportage and history. Why the crisis has made migrant lives harder still; how today’s risks pale in comparison with those of the past; and a corona chronicle and other poems.

Cover for: A conceptual toolbox for the present

We need new and updated philosophical tools to understand contemporary society, writes Göran Dahlberg in the new issue of Glänta. Whether to construct, reconstruct or deconstruct from within or outside the system, ‘old tools can find new uses and new tools can awaken old and forgotten knowledge’.

Cover for: Formative moments of a democrat

Formative moments of a democrat

New Eastern Europe 4/2020

In ‘New Eastern Europe’, Ukrainian political scientist Mykola Riabchuk recalls early lessons in direct democracy; Georgian security expert Lasha Pataraia offers insights into Russian cyber-war; and Polish poet Jakub Kornhauser talks about eastern European avantgardes.

Cover for: Going live

Going live

Positionen 123 (2020)

New Music mag ‘Positionen’ looks at how concepts of ‘live’ performance underwent revision during lockdown. Also: on cultivated imperfection as form of musical resistance, and why Luigi Nono wasn’t being sung from the balconies.

Cover for: The subaltern in global labour history

Greek journal ‘Historein’ looks at new research in comparative global labour. Including articles on gendered perceptions of labour in India pre and post independence; the exclusion of women from histories of IT; and what the Romanian car industry between 1968 and ’73 tells us about socialism’s role in the globalizing economy.

Cover for: Sociology and colonialism

Sociology and colonialism

Mittelweg 36 3/2020

Mittelweg 36 dedicates an issue to sociologist George Steinmetz, winner of the 2020 Siegfried Landshut prize. Including articles on three 20th-century French sociologists whose work was both invested in and independent of French colonialism; and the critical potential of historicist sociology as alternative to default positivism.

Cover for: Growing old in a sick world

Growing old in a sick world

Cogito 98 (2020)

The pandemic has exposed Turkey’s blindness to its own aging population. On the humiliation of confinement experienced by the over-65s; the demographics of a society that has not noticed it has aged; and the psychological violence done by lockdown to vulnerable groups.

Cover for: When every thought goes public

When every thought goes public

Index on Censorship 2/2020

Index on Censorship explores the privacy impacts of contact tracing apps and other pandemic technologies: including articles on facial recognition and human rights; data protection and drone-use; and sexual privacy post-pandemic.

Cover for: Antisemitism and postcolonialism

Why both sides in Germany’s debate on antisemitism and postcolonialism need to pause and reflect; what Emil Nolde’s sunflowers say about his politics; and the thoughts of a pilgrim to Wagner’s Bayreuth.

Cover for: Husserl in Moravia

Husserl in Moravia

Kritika & Kontext 58 (2020)

New issue of the Slovak journal on Moravian-born philosopher Edmund Husserl. Contemporary phenomenologists from East and West discuss the cultural historical context of Husserl’s thought and its impact on the twentieth century.

Cover for: Wild west genetic engineering

Wild west genetic engineering

New Humanist 2/2020

How wild west genetic engineering is propelling the discussion on the regulation of human genome editing; why the theory of inherited trauma might explain the over-representation of Black people in psychiatry; and whether pacifism in Russia is making a comeback.

Cover for: Situating populism

Situating populism

Critique and Humanism 51 (2019)

The Bulgarian journal offers a situational definition of populism that goes beyond PR-strategies and political technologies, but also beyond platforms, ideologies and party organizations. Also: focuses on Russian media and technology–disinformation.

Cover for: Clenched fists don’t make political theatre

The Slovene journal talks to a theatre director taking political theatre beyond anticapitalist clichés; thoughts on the walkout as effective critique; and a debate on ‘punditocracy’.

Cover for: France’s poorest

France’s poorest

Revue Projet 6–7/2020

Revue Projet on poverty: France’s scrap metal economy between invisibility and stigmatization; why Macron’s counter-poverty measures are welcome but might not work; and photojournalism from the frontline of the battle against coronavirus.

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