Monthly Publications Update (Dec.-Jan.)

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Vater, Roman.  Pathways of Early Post-Zionism.  In Jewish Radicalisms: Historical Perspectives on a Phenomenon of Global Modernity, edited by Frank Jacob and Sebastian Kunze, 23-74. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2020.

(The Middle East and Turkey (excl. North Africa) - Israel, Palestine, Middle East - Civic versus ethnic nationalism - History of ideas - Discourse analysis - Textual analysis.)


Cruset, Maria Eugenia.  olítica y migración: los irlandeses en Argentina durante los siglos XVIII y XIX. Politics and migration: the Irish in Argentina during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  Irish Migration Studies in Latin America 9:2 (2019): 27-37.

(Global, Transnational, Comparative - Ireland-Argentina - History - Migrations studies - Historical - .) 

Abstracto:  En el presente trabajo nos proponemos estudiar la acción política - tantodoméstica como exterior - de los migrantes irlandeses que llegaron a la Argentina enetapas anteriores a la independencia y en las siguientes de consolidación nacional. Conuna óptica transnacional analizamos estas actividades para llegar a tener una visión globaldel fenómeno de estudio.

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Migración, política, irlandeses, Argentina.

Abstract: In the present work I propose to study the political action, both domestic andforeign, of the Irish migrants who arrived in Argentina pre-independence stages and inthe years following national consolidation. With a transnational perspective, I analyzethese activities to get a global vision of the phenomenon studied.


Peled, Yoav.  Toward Religious Zionist Hegemony in Israel.  Middle East Report 292:3 (2019)

(The Middle East and Turkey (excl. North Africa) - Israel, Palestine - Religious nationalism - Zionism, Religion and politics, cultural hegemony, political messianism .) 

Religious Zionism provides ideological leadership to the ascendant right-wing bloc in Israel and increasingly to Jewish Israeli society as a whole.


Cruset, Maria Eugenia.  Asociaciones irlandesas en Argentina y su acción política transnacional durante la Guerra Civil.   Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research  25:1 (2019): 87-97.

(Global, Transnational, Comparative - Irish Studies, Civil War y Migration Studies - Irish Studies - Civil  war .) 

Since the 1990s, the concept of transnationalism has been introduced within the field of migration studies, as a theoretical framework, and the concept of diaspora as an international actor. In this way, we have a more dynamic and totalizing vision of the phenomenon. However, although it has been used by anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists, there are few historical works that simultaneously study the action of emigrants both at origin and at destination. Our goal in this work is to analyze the associative organization of the Irish diaspora in Argentina and its political action in contexts on the island. Specifically, from the Land League, the Easter Rising and the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty that leads to the creation of the Free State of Ireland. The article therefore addresses the period from about 1880 to 1921–1922.


Desde 1990 se ha introducido en el marco de los estudios migratorios el concepto de transnacionalismo, como marco teórico, y el de diáspora como actor internacional. Así, tiene una visión más dinámica y totalizadora del fenómeno. No obstante, aunque ha sido utilizada por antropólogos, sociólogos y politólogos, son pocos los trabajos históricos que estudian la acción de los emigrantes, tanto en origen como en destino, de forma simultánea. Nuestra meta en este trabajo es analizar la organización asociativa de la diáspora irlandesa en Argentina y su acción política en contextos en la isla. Concretamente desde la Land League, el Alzamiento de Pascua y la firma del Tratado Anglo-Irlandés que desemboca en la creación del Estado Libre Irlandés. Esto es, trabajaremos desde aproximadamente 1880 a 1921-22.


Conversi, Daniele, and Matthew Machin-Autenrieth.  The Musical Bridge—Intercultural Regionalism and the Immigration Challenge in Contemporary Andalusia'.  Genealogy 4:1 (2020).

(Europe (excl. Russia and the former Soviet Union) - Spain, Morocco - nationalism; regionalism; interculturalism; Andalusia; Andalusi music; - heritage; migrations; coexistence.) 

The ideals of tolerance and cultural exchange associated with the interfaith past of Muslim Spain (al-Andalus) have become a symbol for Andalusian regionalism and for the integration of Moroccan communities. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than in the context of music. In cities such as Granada, Moroccan and Spanish musicians actively promote the ideals of intercultural dialogue through the performance of repertoires such as flamenco and Arab-Andalusian music that allegedly possess a shared cultural history. In this article, we examine the interrelationship between music and ‘intercultural regionalism’, focusing on how music is used by public institutions to ground social integration in the discourse of regionalism. Against a backdrop of rising Islamophobia and the mobilization of right-wing populist and anti-immigration rhetoric both within Spain and internationally, the authors consider how music can be used to promote social integration, to overcome Islamophobia and to tackle radicalization. We advance two arguments. First, we argue that the musical interculturalism promoted by a variety of institutions needs to be understood within the wider project of Andalusian regionalism. Here, we note that musical integration of Spain’s cultural and historical ‘Other’ (Moroccans) into Andalusian society is promoted as a model for how Europe can overcome the alleged ‘death of multiculturalism’. The preferential way to achieve this objective is through ‘intercultural regionalism’, envisioned as the combination of regional identity-building and intercultural interactions between communities that share a common cultural heritage. Second, we assess some of the criticism of the efficacy of al-Andalus as a model for contemporary intercultural exchange. Combining approaches in political science and ethnomusicology, we focus on one case study, the Fundación Tres Culturas (FTC). Through interviews with figures within the FTC, we examine why this model has become partly insufficient and how it is borne out in the sorts of musical activities programmed by FTC that seek to move beyond the ‘andalusí’ myth. We conclude by recognizing the continuing regional and international importance of this myth but we question its integrating capacity at a time of radical political, economic and environmental upheaval.


Manor Mullins, Marty.  Forgotten Velvet: Understanding Eastern Slovakia's 1989.  New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics and International Relations 27:3 (2019): 63-100.

(Russia and the former Soviet Union - Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Eastern Europe, Central Europe - East European Politics - Communism, Ethnic Nationalism, Civic Nationalism, Urban History - Archival Research - Period Newspaper Analysis, Interviews.) 

By focusing on the experience of Eastern Slovakia during Czechoslovakia’s 1989 Velvet Revolution, this article examines the motivations propelling local revolutionaries who opposed the Communist regime at great risk to themselves and their families. It asks what inspired those who countered the government 30 years ago and argues that, for many, ideological factors were the primary driver, rather than economic considerations. Exploring these questions through the lens of Košice provides a counterpoint to accounts of the Velvet Revolution in Prague and Bratislava, which have come to dominate understandings of Czechoslovakia in 1989 and which obscure the particularities of the revolution in other significant places across the country.

The text draws on regional archival and period news- paper accounts which foreground the voices of students, steel workers, dramatists, mi- norities and local Communist Party leaders. These sources indicate the active but uncertain nature of civil society in those crucial November and December days. The article also underscores the urban rivalry between Bratislava and Košice, which manifested itself when Košice sided with Prague’s protest organization over Bratislava’s. The 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe provides a timely platform for a glimpse into the largely untold story of Eastern Slovakia’s Velvet Revolution.