Bitching about it
culture

Bitching about it

‘Culture & Démocratie’ editor Hélène Hiessler talks to journalist Elena Diouf well-nigh ‘bitches’, weaponizing vituperate and deflecting stereotypes. Hélène Hiessler: How did you come to be interested in hip-hop generally, and
The disgrace of French Catholicism
culture

The disgrace of French Catholicism

The report on Sexual Violence in the Catholic Church: France 1950–2020, released on 5 October 2021 by the Independent Legation on Sexual Vituperate in the Catholic Denomination (CIASE), had an
Refusing refugees: on forced migration
culture

Refusing refugees: on forced migration

Editor-in-chief Réka Kinga Papp asks Ranabir Samaddar, distinguished chair in migration and forced migration studies of the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group in Kalkota, India. He was moreover a visiting fellow
Tech visions, tech dilemmas
culture

Tech visions, tech dilemmas

Self-driving cars, fusion reactors, space colonization – there is no shortage of inspiring visions of the future. They just unchangingly seem to remain at well-nigh ten years distance. What is
Shoot less / F*** more
culture

Shoot less / F*** more

In the early 1990s, as conscription was introduced in Serbia, three influential Belgrade waddle bands came together to work on a song-project intended to inspire resistance to a military call-up
Fluid feelings
culture

Fluid feelings

Emotional responses determine gender norms for women in the Indian workplace, writes Rukmini Barua in L’Homme. An investigation of feminine domesticity and social respectability amongst the urban working classes in
World on borrowed time
culture

World on borrowed time

In Esprit, Nicolas Léger discusses the way that cultural industries and digital technology both exacerbate and remedy feelings of helplessness in a society unchangingly on the verge of ‘shipwreck’. As