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F. Cain, D. Hüchtker, B. Kleeberg, J. Surman (eds.)

Stan Rzeczy 17 – A New Culture of Truth

Warszawa 2020

sugerowana cena detaliczna: 15 zł

ISBN: ISSN 2083-3059 | stron: 228 | oprawa: miękka


This issue of Stan Rzeczy [State of Affairs] examines the changes that have occurred in the epistemic landscapes of Central and Eastern Europe over the past decades. It considers the history of contemporary conflicts in which truth is contested, for example, discussions of “fake news” or “alternative facts.” The contributions address the practical contexts and the embedding of truth claims, while identifying truth figures and truth scenes that could help to understand truth as an operational and functional category. 

In his initial essay, Bernhard Kleeberg expounds a praxeological approach to the analysis of truth cultures. Anna Shor-Chudnovskaya and Andreas Langenohl analyse the appropriation (or rejection) of legal and voting practices during the Soviet era, while Thari Jungen examines the global mal-connections of truth, elections, and economic interest on social media in her story of alt-right aesthetics. Finally, Anna Grutza and Paweł Bagiński look at media practices and their paramount importance for making truth claims in the context of Radio Free Europe and the Polish #MeToo (#JaTeż) action in October 2017 respectively.

 

Table of Contents

 

/7    INTRODUCTION

/9    Friedrich Cain, Dietlind Hüchtker, Bernhard Kleeberg, Jan Surman – A New Culture of Truth? On the Transformation of Political Epistemologies since the 1960s in Central, Eastern,
and South-Eastern Europe

 

/23    PRAXEOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF TRUTH

/25    Bernhard Kleeberg – Post Post-Truth: Epistemologies of Disintegration and the Praxeology of Truth

 

/53    POLITICAL CULTURES OF TRUTH

/55    Anna Shor-Chudnovskaya – The Incomprehension of Terror as a Harbinger of “Post-Truth”?

/79    Andreas Langenohl – Voting in the Horizon of Contradictory Truths: A Praxeological View on General Elections in State-Socialist Contexts

/99    Thari Jungen – Of Monsters and Men: The Aesthetics of the Alt-Right

 

/123    MEDIAL PRACTICES OF TRUTH

/125    Anna Grutza – Cold War (Post-)Truth Regimes: Radio Free Europe between “States of Affairs” and the Epistemology of Hope and Fear

/161    Paweł Bagiński – “We Might Give People a Sense of the Magnitude of the Problem”: On the Truth Discourse about Violence against Women in the First Phase of Polish #MeToo (#JaTeż) Action (October 2017) on Facebook

 

/183    BOOK REVIEWS

/185    Antoni Głowacki – “Look at a Human Being, and Learn to See Him”: On Albert Piette’s “Existantial” Anthropology: Albert Piette, Theoretical Anthropology or How to Observe a Human Being

/195    Marcin Kawko – Poland in Economic Pursuit of the West: Anna Sosnowska, Explaining Economic Backwardness: Post-1945 Polish Historians on Eastern Europe

/211    Marta Olcoń-Kubicka – Mortgage Loans and Their Social Effects: Mikołaj Lewicki, Społeczne życie hipoteki

/219    Filip Łapiński – Will We Start Trusting the News on the Internet? A Report on the Discussion about the Credibility of Digital Media

 

/223    HOW TO PUBLISH IN STAN RZECZY

/227    FORTHCOMING



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