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The Huge Task of Repoliticizing the Question of Housing: Reflections on the Reading Workshops about the Economy of Housing Inequality in Serbia and Beyond 

Throughout the fall of 2021, the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (IFDT) of the University of Belgrade and the Housing Equality Movement have jointly organized a series of five reading workshops under the title “Housing Issue: the Economy of Housing Inequality”. The aim was to bring together those interested in contemporary housing issues and offer space and opportunity to read and analyze some of the most important texts enlightening the topic from the perspective of political economy. Sara Nikolić from the IFDT and Jovana Timotijević from the Housing Equality Movement, in an interview by Sonja Dragović from LeftEast, who also took part in the workshops, tell us more about this program and about critical engagement with the politics of housing in Serbia and beyond. 

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Kareem Rabie’s “Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited”: Book talk & review

Note from LeftEast Editors: The below interview with author Kareem Rabie was co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, the Department of Anthropology at the Graduate Center CUNY and LeftEast. The review of the book, by LeftEast collective member Matan Kaminer, was first published by +972 Magazine and is reprinted with permission. “Palestine is […]

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Women are not afraid of “gender ideology” but of exploitation at work (Interview)

Gender scholars Eszter Kovats and Aniko Gregor assess the latest developments in politicians’ attitudes towards gender studies in Hungary and argue, intriguingly – we believe, for an Eastern European feminist agenda which prioritizes women’s access to social services before arguing for gender struggle within families. We republish here the interview conducted by Veronika Pehe, who […]

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“The Putinist Majority Could Fast Become Anti-Putinist”: an Interview with Ilya Budraitskis

This interview was originally published in Russian on www.yuga.ru and translated for LeftEast by Adam Leeds. How would you describe the ideology of the ruling regime in contemporary Russia? On what values rests that which some call “Putinism”? What is behind the facade of all this speech about ‘spiritual bonds’ and ‘our glorious past’? The conventional idea […]

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The Kurdish Self-Governance Movement in Turkey’s South East: an Interview with Haydar Darici

For the past year, foreign coverage of Turkey has been focused on spectacular events: elections, terrorist acts, shooting down of Russian planes, and other geopolitical gambles. Throughout this period, however, a quiet revolution had been taking place in the Kurdish Southeast of the country in the form of the self-governance movement, which the Turkish state […]