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Current History (2023) 122 (840): 29–35.
Published: 01 January 2023
... Western conventions. © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 music politics popular culture recording industry streaming services culture Think about a piece of music that you consider “political” and why. Our new age, which the United Nations recognizes...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2022
... away from the canon of Socialist Realist art, with its sole aim of serving the regime and depicting its visions of the future. New forms of contemporary art emerged, drawing sharp contrasts with official art in form, content, and culture, as more artists insisted on freedom from state patronage...
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Current History (2022) 121 (836): 246–248.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of the University of California 2022 China publishing literature fiction culture censorship dissidents In 2012, the Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. It was a memorable occasion for many reasons, but I remember it mostly for what it taught me about public perception...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 154–156.
Published: 01 April 2022
... patriarchy in Indian domestic spaces and structural family hierarchies. The film also reveals intersectional aspects of religious orthodoxy and political expediency that manipulate a pliable population with inflammatory social media messages. The Great Indian Kitchen unveils an endemic culture of WhatsApp...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 135–140.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Wazhmah Osman This article traces how the Afghan cultural, media, and arts sectors have gone through cycles of boom and bust in tandem with the country’s tumultuous history in recent decades, starting with the prewar golden era in the 1960s and 1970s, then focusing on the post-9/11 internationally...
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Current History (2021) 120 (830): 374–376.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Pelin Başci A graphic novel written by a noted scholar contributes to a recent opening in Turkish culture for revisiting the era of the country’s 1980 coup, previously a taboo subject. The book evokes a time of political violence and student unrest and idealism, before a turn to repression...
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Current History (2021) 120 (830): 353–359.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Kuwait heritage history collective memory culture Gulf states Iraq oil In late February 2011, against the backdrop of popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Bahrain, Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al Bassam brought...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 290–292.
Published: 01 October 2021
...” is a remarkable resource for grasping the vernacular logic and style of everyday Belarusian discourse on the cusp of these profound events. The jokes and rumors that Astapova catalogues offer a tantalizing snapshot of political culture at a critical moment. To her great credit, and that of her publisher, she...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 270–274.
Published: 21 September 2020
... culture as central to national identity, the Kremlin has failed to adapt to the global transition toward renewable energy. But external actors such as the European Union could encourage change from within to develop Russia’s untapped potential as a green power, given its vast endowments of renewable...
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Current History (2020) 119 (813): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2020
... trade developing nations development culture environment 29 Rather than assuming that host communities must serve the industry, expecta- tions should be adjusted so that tourism genuinely aligns with those communi- ties own priorities. Tourism and Its Discontents in the Global South JOSEPH...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie Western museums are under pressure to return cultural artifacts looted during the colonial period, as world-class African institutions emerge to claim rights to lost heritage. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 350–354.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Erol Balkan; Ahmet Öncü “The AKP's neoliberal regime created the ideology and conditions for transformative change in Turkey's new upper-middle-class culture, which trickled down to both the laic and Islamic middle-class factions.” Fourth in a series on social mobility around the world . © 2018...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Michael McFaul Policies chosen by Putin, not innate forces of history, culture, or tradition, pushed Russia in a more autocratic direction … © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Michael McFaul Russia Vladimir Putin history...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 235–240.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Kong Taiwan Greater China Confucianism trade economic development democracy nationalism capitalism culture civilization transnational 235 What used to be viewed as relatively self-defined polities in a previous era . . . are now being reconfigured by competing centripetal...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 277–281.
Published: 01 October 2017
... permafrost and the threat that warming presents to that foundation. Climate Change Adaptation and Traditional Cultures in Northern Russia SUSAN CRATE Northern Russia is a vast and diverse ter-ritory, both ecologically and culturally. Especially when considering the largest part of this region, Siberia, many...
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Current History (2016) 115 (779): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Gerard Delanty While the European Union has embedded itself in ordinary life through administrative integration and cultural symbols, this “banal authority” may not be enough to handle tough political tests. The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union...
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Current History (2014) 113 (762): 144–149.
Published: 01 April 2014
... by the husband or his relatives Culture clash constitutes 43.6 percent of total crimes against Given the increase in rape according to the women in India. The number of reported incidents statistics, one might imagine that Indians have of domestic cruelty more than doubled from 2001 become numbed...
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Current History (2014) 113 (762): 157–162.
Published: 01 April 2014
... societies, especially in the developing world. Indian Soft Power in a Globalizing World T.V. Paul Soft power based on intangible indica- be achieved largely through nonviolent means, tors such as culture, civilization, literature, that Asian and African states could be organized as philosophy, involvement...
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Current History (2014) 113 (759): 19–22.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Joseph S. Nye, Jr. The rise of digital networks is diffusing power to new players. Fourth in a series on soft power. Joseph Nye soft power information technology computers non-state actors culture values civil society nongovernmental organizations China © 2014 Current History...
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Current History (2013) 112 (756): 259–264.
Published: 01 October 2013
... Andrei Tsygankov Russia soft power foreign policy values civilization Eurasia regional integration culture 259 Faced with external competition, the Kremlin is preoccupied with reviving inter- nal foundations for Russia s soft power appeal. Moscow s Soft Power Strategy anDrei P. Tsygankov...