Masarykova česká sociologická společnost
Česká asociace pro sociální antropologii
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139. GELLNEROVSKÝ SEMINÁŘ
Gellnerovský seminář založen Jiřím Musilem a Petrem Skalníkem v roce 1998
který se bude konat
ve čtvrtek 12. prosince 2013 od 16:30 hod.
v místnosti Richter, vedlejší budova New York University v Praze
Malé náměstí 11, Praha 1 - Staré Město (1. posch., vchod z pasáže)
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Charles University
Is there a Global Postsocialist Condition?
The Case of the Hungarian New Right
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Petr SKALNÍK,v.r., Zdeněk UHEREK,v.r., Alena MILTOVÁ,v.r.
Zsuzsa Gille: Is there a Global Postsocialist Condition? The Case of the Hungarian New Right
This talk argues for a relational perspective in the social sciences that sees the former Second World as connected to both the former First and Third Worlds. Rather than the mono-directionality, especially between the First and Second Worlds, assumed by many modernization and globalization approaches, I suggest that these “worlds” have been mutually constitutive. Making globalization, postcolonial and postsocialist studies speak to each other, the article places postsocialism in a new global context. Relationality has consequences not only for how we see the ontology, but also the political possibilities, of the postsocialist global. As such this article develops a constructive critique of Nancy Fraser’s concept of the postsocialist condition by demonstrating how class and identity politics have been strategically fused in the region during and after state socialism, primarily relying on research in Hungary. Empirically the article argues that the interaction of state socialist and postsocialist histories with new Western projects of the politics of recognition—such as cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism, global civil society, and postnationalism—had the effect of impoverishing national public discourses, which led to undemocratic results in eastern Europe, and created a favorable atmosphere for the extreme right wing.