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ROUNDTABLE USSR 30 YEARS: RUSSIA FROM THE OUTSIDE – THE EUROPEAN FAR-RIGHT LOOKS EAST

What role does Russia play for the contemporary far-right movement? How is Russia perceived “from the outside” (here meaning Eastern Europe)? These questions were discussed in the online roundtable on June 10, “Invitation: Russia from the Outside: The European Far Right looks East, 1991-2021” with four speakers who shared the views of Russia from their own national contexts in from Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland.

By Sofia Beskow No Comments on ROUNDTABLE USSR 30 YEARS: RUSSIA FROM THE OUTSIDE – THE EUROPEAN FAR-RIGHT LOOKS EAST

Far-right Memory Politics in the Internet Era: Snapshots from a Workshop

The International Workshop Far-right Memory Politics in the Internet Era held at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies from 15–16 January 2020 investigated the nexus between far-right activism, memory politics and the internet.

By Francesco Zavatti No Comments on Far-right Memory Politics in the Internet Era:

Gender hate

The groups that drive the idea of a dangerous, destructive gender ideology are well organised and are gaining ground, but there are also counter movements that are growing stronger, the author argues.

By Anna-Maria Sörberg No Comments on Gender hate

Doing feminism in times of anti-gender mobilizations

The authors argue that the current situation of neoliberal capitalism, nationalism, anti-feminism, and racism poses similar (but not identical) threats in different parts of the world, which in turn structures parallel but locally performed resistance. Efforts to create feminist unity in the name of gender studies across different sets of borders also inevitably unveils the cracks and differences dividing feminist communities.

By Katarina Giritli-Nygren and Angelika Sjöstedt Landén No Comments on Doing feminism in times of anti-gender mobilizations

Conflicts and alliances in a polarized world Women, gender and

In this issue (2020:1), there are several examples of scholars investigating contemporary feminist mass-struggles from this point of view, asking whether these are examples of or have the potential for forming a feminist populist movement that can effectively counteract neoliberal and authoritarian regimes.

By Jenny Gunnarsson Payne No Comments on Conflicts and alliances in a polarized world

Beasts, demons, and cold bitches Memories of communist women in contemporary Poland

Agnieszka Mrozik analyzes the portrayals of women communists in the Stalinist period in Poland, produced in the framework of nationalist history during the illiberal turn. She argues that biographies of women dignitaries served the broader political function of delivering a cautionary tale against “excessive” liberation of women, so that female communists were often presented as beasts and demons rather than political agents.

By Agnieszka Mrozik No Comments on Beasts, demons, and cold bitches

Between gender blindness and nationalist herstory The history of Polish women in WWII as the site of an anti-modernist revolution

This paper discusses the current “herstorical turn” in professional and popular historiography and memory of WWII in Poland: a growing interest in women and the distinctiveness of their wartime experiences. Focusing on one dominant strand of this “herstorical turn” – nationalist herstory – the article reflects on the ways in which women’s history has become one of the platforms a broader illiberal political shift that is currently ongoing in Central Europe.

By Weronika Grzebalska No Comments on Between gender blindness and nationalist herstory

Roots of illiberal memory politics. Remembering women in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

In 2016, commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution brought new conflicts in memory politics. This article analyzes the reasons for women’s absence from the historiography of the 1956 Revolution and discusses how the polypore state is using the populist turn to introduce hegemonic narratives and to include women in the narrative of “national feminism”.

By Andrea Petö No Comments on Roots of illiberal memory politics.

”Is it the swan song of patriarchy, or the beginning of a new ice age?” Interview with Agnieszka Graff and Elżbieta Korolczuk

Agnieszka Graff and Elżbieta Korolczuk in an interview about the phenomenon of anti-genderism: a topic they written together on and both try to understand as it is spreading in Poland but also widely elsewhere

By Eva Karlberg No Comments on ”Is it the swan song of patriarchy, or the beginning of a new ice age?”

The 2017 Parliamentary Elections in Bulgaria:  Stabilizing the Status Quo and Normalizing the Far Right

The main takeaway from the outcome of Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections in March 2017 is that stability has replaced relative instability. Nevertheless, the last elections have ushered in the possibility of democratic backsliding and increasing authoritarian rule in Bulgaria. In this sense Bulgaria fits within a regional trend. It should also be underlined that the far right managed to do what the ever-quarrelling urban middle class and mainly conservative milieu could not: namely unite and secure enough of a vote to become Borisov's junior partner in government.

By Tom Junes No Comments on Stabilizing the Status Quo and Normalizing the Far Right