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Report from the Region

The “Anti-Gender” Wave Contested: Gender Studies, Civil Society, and the State in Eastern Europe and Beyond*

kindergarten children), similarly aggressive anti-immigration discourse or anti-Muslim racism in particular and aggressive responses to other feminist discourses and policies, on the other. Fourth, as this dual “argument” unfolds we witness, in parallel, the

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

; eating habits and alcoholism; specific illnesses that afflicted the rural population (pellagra); and racial degeneration. It was the latter that coalesced anxieties of depopulation with nationalism, racism, and anti-Semitism. Within this amalgam

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Becoming Communist

Ideals, Dreams, and Nightmares

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

early days, through attempts to perfect the behavior of those at the Lenin School and purge them of racism, classism, and sexism, to the lived experience in Spain during the civil war, to the general fight against fascism during World War II, to the

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Kristen Ghodsee, Hülya Adak, Elsa Stéphan, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Ivan Stankov, Rumiana Stoilova, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Mara Lazda, Adrienne Harris, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Lex Heerma van Voss, Lejila Mušić, Zdeňka Kalnická, Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska, Evguenia Davidova, Tsoneva Tsoneva, Georgi Medarov, and Irina Genova

the 1960s and 1970s) and extending it into the twenty-first century. World War II, the defeat of fascism, intensified struggles against imperialism and racism, and growing conflict between capitalism and communism were all shifts in power hierarchies

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

University Press, 2018, 487 pp., BGN 16 (paperback), ISBN: 978-954-07-4474-2. Book review by Galina Goncharova Department of Cultural Studies, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria Since the mid-1990s, the question “Is there fascism/racism

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Matthias Pauwels

Welcome to the Minefield that is Race Humour In today's supposedly enlightened era, with great strides being made in the fight against racism driven by global anti-racist campaigns such as Black Lives Matter, it might be curious, not to say

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Joel Modiri

, and social sciences. Parts 3 and 4 sketch out in broad strokes some of the essential theoretical tenets and assumptions of Azanian social and political thought, with particular focus on the framing and conceptualisation of ‘South Africa’, race/racism

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Ndumiso Dladla

, among other things, addressed the methodological consequences of racism in the study of Africa's past. There he shows the stubbornness of the Hamitic myth which has seen scientists ignoring entire bodies of material evidence when studying Africa's past

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Erasing the Nation

The Historiography of African Nationalism in Conqueror South Africa

Terblanche Delport

criticisms were levelled against the liberals’ attempts to suggest that the Boers, in the famous frontier-thesis tradition, introduced racism; instead, the radicals argued that British imperialism was the bedrock of racism. ( Dladla 2018 ) What is clear

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Anjuli Webster

, the exceptionalisation of apartheid in South African historiography has obfuscated the origins of the consolidation of settler racism and white supremacy through the social sciences in the early twentieth century. This historical revisionism and