Centre for Women's and Gender Research
Book release

Postcolonial and postsocialist dialogues

The book launch for Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges (Routledge, 2021) was held over Zoom on Tuesday June 8 from 3pm (UTC+2).

Front page of a book in turquoise and yellow, with the headline Postcolonial and postsocialist dialogues - Intersections, opacities, challenges in feminist theorizing and practice. as well as information about the editors
The book was released by Routledge on 23 March 2021 and can be purchased as a hardback or e-book, and also rented as an e-book.

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Recording of the book launch:

Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues book launch

Centre for Women's and Gender Research, UiB

About the book launch:

Through staging dialogues between scholars, activists, and artists from a variety of disciplinary, geographical, and historical specializations, the edited volume Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues explores the possible resonances and dissonances between the postcolonial and the postsocialist in feminist theorizing and practice.

While postcolonial and postsocialist perspectives have been explored in feminist studies, the two analytics tend to be viewed separately. This volume brings together attempts to understand if and how postcolonial and postsocialist dimensions of the human condition - historical, existential, political, and ideological - intersect and correlate in feminist experiences, identities, and struggles.

In the three sections that probe the intersections, opacities, and challenges between the two discourses, the authors put under pressure what postcolonialism and postsocialism mean for feminist scholarship and activism.

Contributors to the book (in the order from table of contents):

Redi Koobak, Madina Tlostanova, and Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, Jennifer Suchland, Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora, Catherine Baker, Shana Ye, Lidia Zhigunova, Raili Marling, Nivedita Menon, Maria Mayerchyk and Olga Plakhotnik, Krёlex Zentr, Lesia Pagulich and Tatsiana Shchurko, Tjaša Kancler, Quinsy Gario and Jörgen Gario, Manuela Boatcă, Alyosxa Tudor and Piro Rexhepi, Angéla Kóczé and Petra Bakos, Kateřina Kolářová, Weiling Deng, Kasia Narkowicz and Mithilesh Kumar.

The collection will be of interest for postcolonial and postsocialist researchers, students of gender studies, feminist activists and scholars.

We are honoured to have the following speakers talk about different aspects of the themes the book raises:

Andrea Petö, Central European University

Nivedita Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Neda Atanasoski, University of California Santa Cruz

Manuela Boatcă, University of Freiburg

Mithilesh Kumar, Christ (Deemed to Be University)

Kasia Narkowicz, Middlesex University

Rosalba Icaza Garza, Erasmus University Rotterdam

The conversation will be moderated by Kari Jegerstedt, Centre for Women’s and Gender Research, University of Bergen.

The event is scheduled at 3 PM (Central European Summer Time, UTC+2) and will go on for about one hour and a half.

Bring your party hats and celebratory drinks, if you’d like, and join us. Warm welcome!

See you then,

Redi Koobak, Madina Tlostanova and Suruchi Thapar-Björkert