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The space between

O’r Pedwar Gwynt Winter 2020-21

Welsh journal O’r Pedwar Gwynt asks what the literature of independent Algeria reveals about cultural duality; how the Welsh experience of fragility is relevant to Europe; why women read real crime; and whether Jan Morris was best when writing about home.

Cover for: What next for Belarusian democracy?

Belarusian art mag ‘pARTisanka’ discusses the future of the country’s democracy movement. Including comparisons with Ukraine and the GDR, and the role of art during sustained political crisis.

Cover for: Paradoxes of solitude

Paradoxes of solitude

Vikerkaar 1–2/2021

Estonian mag ‘Vikerkaar’ considers the most extreme form of social distancing: solitude. Including articles on modernity and masturbation, solitary confinement in Estonian prisons, and a one-man newspaper.

Cover for: Correcting the metropolitan bias

Italian journal ‘Il Mulino’ turns to mountain matters: why a ‘metromont’ approach is better than green infrastructure; neo-ruralism and the limits of lifestyle politics; and the ecologically ‘delicate’ way to holiday.

Cover for: Scratching at the surface of Mark Rutte

Scratching at the surface of Mark Rutte

Dutch Review of Books 1/2021

‘Dutch Review of Books’ profiles Holland’s teflon PM, whose chances of re-election in March appear undamaged by the childcare benefits scandal that forced his resignation last month. Also: books on Suriname and the history of the Dutch slave trade.

Cover for: Work, care and liberty

Work, care and liberty

Ord&Bild 5/2020

In Swedish journal ‘Ord&Bild’, a literary reportage from the frontline of the gig economy; why the comparison with the AIDS pandemic is only apt to a degree; and a way out of the dead ends of left critique of work.

Cover for: Brexit’s revivalist fable

Brexit’s revivalist fable

Soundings 76 (2020–2021)

In Soundings, cultural historian Patrick Wright calls Brexit the conclusion of a forty-year culture war, beginning when the memory of WWII turned inwards; also, debate on the wisdom of left nationalism to win back the errant Labour voters in England’s ‘Red Wall’.

Cover for: Pleasure principles

Pleasure principles

rekto:verso 89 (2021)

Flemish journal rekto:verso asks what pleasure is and can be in times of lockdown. Including bad jokes and political inertia; the corruption of the carnivalesque; and ‘Black joy’ vs. grim capitalism.

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Home in the interstices

Culture & Démocratie Special Issue 2020

The Belgian journal Culture & Démocratie on notions of ‘home’: Anna Tsing questions perceptions of security after imperial extractivism; Toma Muteba Luntumbue considers the plurality of contemporary collective identity; and Hamedine Kane writes on exile.

Cover for: Dialogues with the archive

Dialogues with the archive

La Revue nouvelle 8/2020

La Revue nouvelle publishes a 75th-anniversary retrospective, reactivating the archive through commentaries. Including dialogues on sexual liberation, prisoners’ rights, postcolonial Africa, paraliteratures, theatre and screen, and scientists vs. the rest.

Cover for: The Hungarian comic tradition

In Hungarian literary journal 2000: the central-eastern European comic tradition and the humourlessness of nation-builders; why intellectual housewives don’t post food-selfies; the aesthetics of video calls and the social psychology of isolation.

Cover for: Power and protest in Belarus

Power and protest in Belarus

Osteuropa 10–11/2020

Osteuropa publishes a handbook on Belarus: including the economic foundations of Lukashenka’s authoritarian system; forms of Belarusian protest culture since the ’90s; Russia’s influence; EU neighbourhood policy; accounts of police violence; contemporary prose and poetry; memorial culture and much more.

Cover for: Radical new Dutch essayists

Radical new Dutch essayists

Dutch Review of Books 6/2020

‘Dutch Review of Books’ publishes the winner and runners up of the Joost Zwagerman Essayprijs 2020. Also: the rightwing media campaign against the mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema; on Nazi collaborator and Yad Vashem-honouree Hans Georg Calmeyer; and millennial fiction.

Cover for: What went wrong with reunification?

‘Il Mulino’ focuses on German reunification: including Jana Hensel on why 1990 wasn’t celebrated in the East, and Naika Foroutan on the Basic Law’s unfulfilled guarantee of pluralism. Also: Andreas Voßkuhle on the Federal Constitutional Court’s PSPP ruling.

Cover for: The realm of the senses

The realm of the senses

L’Homme 2/2020

‘L’Homme’ asks what happens to gender relations when the sensorium is upset by war, intercultural contact or changes in consumption. Also: harrowing accounts of sexual violence in locked-down India, alleviated by spontaneous expressions of solidarity.

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Kulturkampf

Vagant 2–3/2020

‘Vagant’ explores intellectual landscapes of the New Right: including Thilo Sarrazin, Monika Maron and Michel Onfray. Also, a conversation with Danish novelist Olga Ravn Ravn about dominant attitudes to motherhood.

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