Kategorie: English

This is our section for English arti­cles.

Deco­lo­ni­zing France – the Négritude’s radi­cal­ness

Léopold Sédar Senghor and Aimé Césaire are important founding fathers of Négritude, a literary and political movement opposing the exoticization of Africa. With their philosophical project, they aimed at liberating colonial and colonized thinking – in Africa and in Europe.

How Fascism Went Digital: A Historian’s Perspec­tive on Bolsonaro’s Victory in Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the Brazilian presidential election marks the triumph of a new, digital form of totalitarian movement in which masses are the driver of their own manipulation. But this doesn’t make it less harmful than traditional fascist models.

„Hate Is Like A Boome­rang.“ A conver­sa­tion with the polish activist Fran­ciszek Ster­c­zewski

Franciszek Sterczewski, Polish urban activist and architect, is the initiator of the Chain of Light Protests protests in Poznań. Jörg Scheller spoke with him about the language of politics, the political situation in Poland and the non-violent, post-partisan forms of resistance he is exploring in his hometown.

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In the Depths of Disin­for­ma­tion: this is how RT propa­ganda works

The fact that right-wing populist parties copy their rhetorical strategies from the Russian propaganda broadcaster RT is nothing new. But their purpose in doing so certainly is.

Done. We made history

Millions of people around the world took part in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. With an estimated three million participants in the United States, the March wrote a chapter in American history. Christine Loriol travelled from Zurich to Washington to participate: “because I just had to be there.” A personal report.

Flyover History. Trumpism and the Chal­lenge for Histo­rians

If the fightback against Donald Trump and his intellectual kin starts here, what does that mean for lowly historians? And how does Mr Trump’s victory pose an existential threat to “global” history?

Blackbox Office. Artistic Inter­ven­tions in the Work­place

The contention that the political subject of today is primarily shaped by media and the public sphere overlooks the significant conditioning of individuals that takes place in the workplace. The artist Marianne Flotron discusses her theatrical interventions into the corporate world.

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