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Cover for: Incarceration survival instincts

Incarceration survival instincts

Kultūros barai 3/2021

‘Kultūros barai’ offers a Lithuanian perspective on Russian power play, historic and current; and a Jewish history behind Soviet jazz. Plus: philosopher Algis Mickūnas on upholding democratic principles through everyday politics.

Cover for: On making commons concrete

On making commons concrete

The Dutch Review of Books 2/2021

‘The Dutch Review of Books’ presents: the commons, vying for legitimacy between state and capitalism; the void of societal responsibility for #MeToo; and African oral traditions evident in rap music.

Cover for: Bridging the care chasm

Bridging the care chasm

L'Espill 63-64 (2020)

Catalonian journal ‘L’Espill’ on feminism discusses: reducing the care deficit of men; women upholding health and environment; and recognition for war-time rape victims in peace times. Also: the dangers of flouting COVID-19 science.

Cover for: Unspectacular resistance

Unspectacular resistance

Mittelweg 36 2/2021

In ‘Mittelweg 36’: how photographs of lynchings were used against the perpetrators; the history of hunger strikes at Guantánamo Bay; and the resistance of an engineer scapegoated by the GDR regime.

Cover for: The art of the musical

The art of the musical

Positionen 126 (2021)

‘Positionen’ remembers the life and work of Romanian avant-garde composer Octavian Nemescu. Also, a focus on the art of the musical: TV casting shows as mass-market theatre; and musical theatre as space for inter-cultural dialogue.

Cover for: Critique of the Recovery Fund

Critique of the Recovery Fund

La Revue nouvelle 2/2021

‘La Revue nouvelle’ explains why the ‘Next Generation EU’ COVID recovery fund does not break with the logic of austerity; how the Belgian ‘Plan for Recovery and Resilience’ fails to unite; and what needs to be done to put culture at the centre of the recovery.

Cover for: Layers of representation

Layers of representation

Ord&Bild 1/2021

‘Ord&Bild’ opens its pages to the Gothenburg-based writers collective Qalam, headed by Johannes Anyuru. Poetry, prose and discussion reflecting on what it means to write – and to write in Swedish.

Cover for: Time for criticism

Time for criticism

Cogito 100 (2020)

Cogito’s 100th issue focuses on the history of critical theory. Including Adorno in Turkey; Foucault and Habermas on despotism; COVID-19 and ‘temporal fracture’; and nineteenth-century attitudes to empire.

Cover for: Race in Europe and the US

Race in Europe and the US

Springerin 1/2021

‘Springerin’ considers reparations, colonial violence and race relations in Europe and the US. Also, on the ever-increasing presence and future implications of technology in our cultural, political and daily lives.

Cover for: The iconic turn in medieval art

‘New Literary Observer’ discusses the iconic turn in the art of the Middle Ages. Articles explore the relationship between visual practice and literary reflection, drawing both on western and Russian research.

Cover for: Public loss of faith in science

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a public whose freedom has been dictated by science is showing signs of scepticism. ‘Esprit’ examines the vexed relations between science and public opinion when scientific truth no longer inspires unquestioning trust.

Cover for: Can shame produce change?

Can shame produce change?

Public Seminar, Week of 11 March 2021

‘Public Seminar’ assesses the politics of shame: how Afropessimism challenges the established meaning of privilege; the questionable religious fervour of antiracists; and when global human rights ‘naming and shaming’ backfires.

Cover for: Workers’ lifeblood

Workers’ lifeblood

Passage 84 (2021)

‘Passage’ focuses on literature about work, highlighting the underrepresented: women whose work aligns with giving life; Greenlanders’ voices overwhelmed by Danish writers; working class authors extricated from tedium. Plus: literature on agricultural policy and farmers’ demos.

Cover for: Late-night retaliation

Late-night retaliation

dérive 82 (2021)

Out on the town at night, ‘dérive’ uncovers queer constellations after gentrification, bars as living sculptures facing suffocating lockdowns and the persevering nightlife of Sydney, London and Shanghai.

Cover for: Art at the end of the world

‘Varlık’ asks how art confronts disaster, both social and environmental: on the use of post-human technology and actors; creative resilience; the multi-perspective Anthropocene; slowing down to combat anxiety; art as propaganda; and communal viewing under pressure.

Cover for: Public and private insights

Public and private insights

Leviathan 48 (2020)

‘Leviathan’ focuses on Max Weber: from Philip Manow criticizing Weber’s theory of political legitimacy political rule to Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey’s views on his ‘intellectual marriage’. Also a Weberian theme: Brazil, and its contemporary right-wing shift.

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