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Culture and Power: Online Struggles | Questions from Cultural Studies

By Adriana Mihai One of the fundamental concerns in cultural studies has been the question of power: how cultural practices are situated in networks and systems of power, how inequality can be reproduced or challenged through representation in the public sphere, or how social categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, ideology or sexual orientationContinue reading “Culture and Power: Online Struggles | Questions from Cultural Studies”

Cities, Pandemics and the Task of the Historian | Questions from Cultural Studies

By Răzvan Voinea Before historians discuss the city after pandemics, we need to re-discuss the role of the historians.* The pressure on academics to publish relevant data about the current pandemic has determined historians to address previous global pandemics and draw parallels with the current situation. One of the conclusions reached after analyzing previous pandemicsContinue reading “Cities, Pandemics and the Task of the Historian | Questions from Cultural Studies”

In the Public Eye | Questions from Cultural Studies

By Daniela Brown Bucharest, 1980 and a bit. At the 6 March student hostel, the summer exam session started the very day and hour that blossom appeared on the lime trees that surrounded the building with their green wall. They also masked the chipped plaster, and diminished the odour of the canteen, the smell ofContinue reading “In the Public Eye | Questions from Cultural Studies”

Dealing with the Past | Questions from Cultural Studies

By Andrei Nae In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death and the ensuing protests, an older unresolved debate has once again entered the limelight: how to deal with the troubled past? To an unprecedented degree, a significant part of Western society calls not only for a reassessment of our contemporary values, institutions, and practices,Continue reading “Dealing with the Past | Questions from Cultural Studies”

Elegy for the Embodied Scholarly Community | Questions from Cultural Studies

By Sorana Corneanu I was just about to start writing this text when my 6-year old son came to my desk, with a sulking face, and asked that I hug him and spend some time with him. (I had been sneaking away from the indoors playground, trying to catch up with my work, for severalContinue reading “Elegy for the Embodied Scholarly Community | Questions from Cultural Studies”

Self-Care on Social Media during COVID-19 | Questions from Cultural Studies

How can cultural studies help us approach some of the issues brought up by the current pandemic? By Alexandra Bacalu The Covid-19 pandemic that we have been facing for the past few months has forced a wealth of issues to (re)enter public debate. The much-disputed need to create or strengthen public healthcare systems is onlyContinue reading “Self-Care on Social Media during COVID-19 | Questions from Cultural Studies”


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