Scientific articles

Agency & development in Russia Using opportunities in a local context

The study is based on qualitative interviews in small towns and villages in four Russian regions. Actions by local inhabitants, organizations and local administrations are studied. The relation between agency and local development is discussed.

By Leo Granberg and Ann-Mari Sätre Inga kommentarer till Agency & development in Russia

The price of opulence On a constellation of interests in the European market for natural gas

This article discusses the reaction of the EU member-states to Russia’s 2014 military conflict with Ukraine. The European countries’ lack of united response and unwillingness to apply severe sanctions (restrictive measures) on Russia in a timely manner is attributed to a constellation of interests of the European countries and Russia in the European energy market.

By Anton Oleinik Inga kommentarer till The price of opulence

gender equality. An intersectional analysis with focus on Roma women in Hungarian NGO’s

In assessing intersectional sensitivity of the three NGOs here examined, one can conclude that all three identify the crucial interrelatedness of social marginalization with other marginalizing mechanisms. CfCf elaborates the intersection between ethnicity and social differentiation, where the main focus is on majority society’s institutional discrimination examined in the context of school segregation.

By Ildikó Asztalos Morell Inga kommentarer till gender equality. An intersectional analysis with focus on Roma women in Hungarian NGO’s

Why were there no great Pop art curatorial projects in Eastern Europe in the 1960s?

Whatever might be said of pop art techniques and art-historical discourses used in Hungary, and later in Estonia, (and less frequently in other countries), one would be hard-pressed to say that the 1960s was an era of pop in the region, especially one with North American influences. Why then?

By Piotr Piotrowski Inga kommentarer till Why were there no great Pop art curatorial projects in Eastern Europe in the 1960s?

Cracks in the “iron curtain” The evolution of political contacts between Soviet Estonia and the Estonian emigration in Sweden before perestroika

The evolution of political contacts between exile activists in Sweden and the occupied homeland sheds light on the largely underresearched phenomenon of anticommunist cooperation between capitalist and communist societies and challenges the narrative of the impermeability of the “Iron Curtain” between the Soviet Union and the West.

By Lars Fredrik Stöcker Inga kommentarer till Cracks in the “iron curtain”

Studies on men and masculinities in Ukraine Dynamics of (under) Development

Although there have been some attempts to “add men” into gender analysis, so far these attempts have primarily been made in order to balance the gender perspective and demonstrate that gender is not only about women. Critical analysis and deconstruction of men’s privileges has not yet taken place. Pro-feminist men and masculinities studies in Ukraine is emerging under rather problematic anti-feminist ideological conditions.

By Tetyana Bureychak Inga kommentarer till and masculinities in Ukraine

Going west or going back? Searching for new male identity

The stereotype of the Soviet man was destroyed in the early 1990s. New forms of culture, such as comic books, tried to invent new male models. In 1991, a group of authors started to publish the comic magazine Veles, in which patterns of male identity were constructed. The comics expressed a form of sublimation of post war and post Soviet trauma.

By Daria Dmitrieva Inga kommentarer till Searching for new male identity

Paternalistic images of power in Soviet photography

The images of the leaders in the widely distributed press played an important part in shaping the ideological platform in the Soviet Union, including the regulation, control and support of a certain gender order.

By Ekaterina Vikulina Inga kommentarer till in Soviet photography

Translating “gender equality” Northwestern Russia meets the global gender equality agenda

The unsuccessful “translation” of “gender equality” into Russian reveals numerous difficulties and indicates that the realization of the transnational feminist agenda could meet with serious obstacles not only in the countries of the “Third World”, but also in some former “Second World” countries.

By Yulia Gradskova Inga kommentarer till Northwestern Russia meets the global gender equality agenda

Gendered surveillance and media usage in post-Soviet space The case of Azerbaijan

This article explores the limits of gendered surveillance in Azerbaijan – that is, how and to what extent female activists and women journalists are monitored and affected by the surveillative apparatuses of the state, both online and offline.

By Ilkin Mehrabov Inga kommentarer till and media usage in post-Soviet space