Tag: Eastern Europe

Derek Hall: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Response to David Harvey

David Harvey’s February 25 FocaalBlog post is presented as “An Interim Report” on  “Recent Events in the Ukraine”. Harvey’s essay effectively covers some of the core forces that…

Natalia Buier: What sample, whose voice, which Europe?

The EASA membership survey and the associated ‘precarity’ report (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) are an important and timely contribution. Surely these are findings we must build on…

Fieldnotes on Bribes, Smiles, and Myths

This summer, a new billboard in Vilnius Old Town, caught my eye. A healthy-looking man was pointing his finger up and informing Lithuanians, “Don’t Believe the Myths—patients are…

Exclusion and gatekeeping in psychiatric-legal borderland: Keeping the material in view by Agnieszka Doll

The concept of the “medico-legal borderland” commonly refers to the discursive intersection of medical and legal knowledges in the constitution of a new knowledge regime (McClelland, 2013). The…

The Space of Boredom – A conversation with Bruce O’Neill

The Space of Boredom takes us to spaces on the edge of new global orders, focusing on the lives and practices of homeless men and women left behind…

Class Politics and Romania’s “White Revolution”

The color white embodied exclusionary middle-class aspirations to moral governance and virtuous citizenship. Romania’s “White Revolution” (January–­­February 2017), the most recent episode of East Eur…

Relics of the Future

The sociotechnical functions of secondhand trams in Romanian cities. This post is the first in a three-part series on Romanian Mobilities: Vehicles of Migration in New Europe. The…

Polina Manolova: Brexit and the production of “illegal” EU migrants

Bulgarians on their way to the “West” EU immigration was the primary source of contention in the debates surrounding the recent referendum about the United Kingdom’s EU membership….

Court awards compensation to would-be Tibetan protesters in Hungary

Hungarian state radio just reported that a Hungarian court awarded damages to two Tibetans who were detained by police in 2011 to prevent them from demonstrating against visiting…