This volume is a critical exploration of the geopolitical hierarchies of global culture, which foregrounds Eastern European, Russian, and Central Asian languages and cultures. It highlights the cultural production of these regions, routinely marginalized in global politics, while also promoting novel and innovative approaches to the analysis of geopolitical narratives.
Contributions cover a broad range of cultural practice in the Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Latvian, Serbian, Chukchi, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Chinese, and English languages. The multilingual materials include blockbuster films, digital visuals, print fiction and (social) media, TV series, rap music, blogs and discussion forums, museum exhibitions, and everyday cultural practice. Drawing on popular geopolitics, feminist geopolitics, and subaltern geopolitics, the book presents highly interdisciplinary case studies which disclose the links between popular cultural production and global or regional hierarchies, probe into the everyday reproductions of gendered power relations in geopolitical narratives, and bring to light the very question of marginality as a geopolitical position.