Geopolitics and Culture: Narrating Eastern European, Russian, and Eurasian Worlds

Sanna Turoma, Saara Ratilainen, Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus
Bloomsbury Academic, 6 mars 2025 - 288 sidor

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.

Om författaren (2025)

Sanna Turoma is Professor of Russian Language and Cultural Studies at Tampere University, Finland. Her publications
include Brodsky Abroad: Empire, Tourism, Nostalgia ( 2010), Empire De/Centered: New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union, ed. w/M. Waldstein (2013).

Saara Ratilainen is Senior Researcher at Aleksanteri Institute, Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of
Helsinki, Finland.

Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus is Lecturer in Estonian at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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