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Eastern Europe unmapped, beyond borders and peripheries, edited by Irene Kacandes and Yuliya Komska - alkaline paper

Summary
Arguably more than any other region, the area known as Eastern Europe has been defined by its location on the map. Yet its inhabitants, from statesmen to literati and from cultural-economic elites to the poorest emigrants, have consistently forged or fathomed links to distant lands, populations, and intellectual traditions. Through a series of inventive cultural and historical explorations, Eastern Europe Unmapped dispenses with scholars' long-time preoccupation with national and regional borders, instead raising provocative questions about the area's non-contiguous-and frequently global or extraterritorial-entanglements.--, Provided by Publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction: A Discontiguous Eastern Europe / Yuliya Komska -- PART I: RE-PLACED RELIGION -- 1. The "Jewish Pope" in the 1940s: On Jewish Cultural and Ethnic Plasticity / Miriam Udel -- 2. Unmapping Islam in Eastern Europe: Periodization and Muslim Subjectivities in the Balkans / Piro Rexhepi -- PART II: DISLODGED DISSENT -- 3. Located on the Archipelago: Toward a New Definition of Belarusian Intellectuals / Tatsiana Astrouskaya -- 4. Re-reading Kultura from a Distance / Jessie Labov -- PART III: FICTIONAL CARTOGRAPHIES AND TEMPORALITIES -- 5. Troubles with History: The Anecdote, History, and the Petty Hero in Central Europe / Daniel Pratt -- 6. The Transnational Matrix of Post-Communist Spaces / Ioana Luca -- PART IV: APPROPRIATED AFTERLIVES -- 7. Appropriations of the Past: The New Synagogue in Poznan and Olsztyn's Bet Tahara / Sarah M. Schlachetzki -- 8. Bruno Schulz's Murals, Oyneg Shabes, and the Migration of Forms: Seventeen Fragments and an Archive / Adam Zachary Newton -- PART V: ELECTIVE AFFINITIES -- 9. The Balkan Notebooks / Ann Cvetkovich == 10. A Polish Childhood / Irene Kacandes -- Afterword/Afterward: Eastern Europe, Unmapped and Reborn / Vitaly Chernetsky
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
viii, 292 pages, 24 cm
Isbn
9781785336850

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