Category Archives: Maria Brock

Oct 21 2019

Whose freedom, and from what?: The child as cipher for a (transnational) politics of ‘traditional values’

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By Maria Brock Awareness of increasing (and increasingly politicised) sentiment against so-called ‘gender ideology’ is spreading, and no longer merely confined to academic and activist circles. Indeed, while her work is considered notoriously inaccessible to those outside academe, Judith Butler, … Continue reading

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Nov 28 2017

Germany’s (lack of) self-understanding

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By Maria Brock & Max Hänska One of the most remarkable feats of German post-war history is the way it has  made continual efforts to work through its past. Monuments commemorating those killed by the Nazis can be found in … Continue reading

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Sep 9 2016

Fantastic Mr President: The Hyperrealities of Putin and Trump

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By Maria Brock In July 2016 – more than 15 years into his time in office – Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s approval rating was at 82%, a figure made all the more remarkable by the fact that the country is experiencing … Continue reading

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Apr 29 2015

Pussy Riot as a Symptom of Putinism

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By Maria Brock Pussy Riot’s recent guest appearance on the third season of US hit show House of Cards demonstrates that the arguably most famous faces of the Russian opposition have not lost their international appeal, especially when facing off … Continue reading

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Apr 28 2013

The Implications of Nazi-comparisons in Current European Discourse

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By Maria Brock and Rui Lopes* “They’re Germans”, whispers John Cleese, “so don’t mention the war!” Four decades after the classic Fawlty Towers episode first aired, the memory of World War II continues to cloud Germany’s foreign relations, with German … Continue reading

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