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Read our reviews of the latest issues of Eurozine partner journals.

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.

Cover for: Ecocide in Russia

Ecocide in Russia

Osteuropa 7–9/2020

‘Osteuropa’ focuses on environment and environmentalism in Russia. Including articles on coalmining in the Kuzbass; garbage and governance; the environmental history of the Soviet and post-Soviet eras; and literary ecology, classic and contemporary.

Cover for: Whither democracy?

Whither democracy?

New Eastern Europe 1–2/2021

In ‘New Eastern Europe’: why the 2021 Duma elections will be a stress-test for Putin’s centralized regime; the revelations of a former Belarusian policeman; and whether Biden will be better for eastern Europe than Obama.

Cover for: 150 years of Italian emigration

150 years of Italian emigration

Internazionale special issue 2020

A special issue of ‘Internazionale’ focuses on Italian emigration since the Risorgimento: including articles on how the Belgian, German and Brazilian press saw the new arrivals, their problems and achievements.  

Cover for: Digital practices

Digital practices

Mittelweg 36 1/2021

‘Mittelweg 36’ takes a praxeological perspective on digital technology: how selfie culture has changed our actions and interactions; why digitization is a mixed blessing for women; and what datafication does with our everyday lives.

Cover for: Calling time on Kundera

Calling time on Kundera

Krytyka 11–12/2020

In ‘Krytyka’ (Ukraine), Mykola Riabchuk explains why Kundera’s concept of Central Europe was about excluding anything east of Prague – and why recent developments have proven it redundant. Also: the literature of the Maidan and its folkloric origins; and Mykola Khvylovy’s Soviet orientalism.

Cover for: Unravelling national stories

Unravelling national stories

New Humanist 1/2021

In ‘New Humanist’ (UK): the colonial roots of Australian anti-environmentalism; the singularity myth and the limitations of the fascism debate; and where Christopher Hitchens’s disciples have ended up.

Cover for: Spectres of Polexit

Spectres of Polexit

Czas Kultury 4/2020

‘Czas Kultury’ looks at Poland’s constitutional crisis and anti-European drift: why liberals need to do more to communicate rule of law; how the politicization of the judiciary destabilizes society; and why democratic countries need creative challenge.

Cover for: Avantgarde pipe-dreams

Avantgarde pipe-dreams

NLO 167 (2021)

Russian journal ‘New Literary Observer’ focuses on the utopianism of the Soviet avantgarde: why ’20s architecture remained on paper; on urbanist versus de-urbanist futures; and how memorials constructed memory in real time.

Cover for: Playing the fool

Playing the fool

La Revue Nouvelle 1/2021

Belgian journal ‘La Revue Nouvelle’ explains how we can learn from the idiot: on inefficiency as resistance to surveillance capitalism; cosplay’s seriously transgressive fun; and life hacks as a way to beat collective mind control.

Cover for: The space between

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.

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