East/West


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Therese Garstenauer

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"I shall ask what the uses and meanings of ‘East’ and ‘West’ are like in research co-operation between Russian and ‘Western’. Here, of course distinctions other than that between ‘East’ and ‘West’ will pertain: hierarchies within academia, boundaries between Feminist and Non-Feminist Science, between disciplines, between research and politics, centres and peripheries etc. Some of these distinctions correspond to an ‘East’-’West’ axis, others will have a logic and structure in their own right. One must, of course, bear in mind, the nuanced character of concepts like ‘East’ and ‘West’ - East/West of what? - and that there are may even be various degrees of ‘Easternness’ and ‘Westernness’." Therese Garstenauer