International Solidarity, Utopian Ideals and Political Consciousness: Radical and Leftwing Networks during the Interwar Period in Europe and Beyond (InterSol)
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|Institution:||Department of History, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland|
Research project InterSol has been initiated by the chair of General History at the Department of History at Åbo Akademi University. The aim of the project is to study the political mobilization in Europe and beyond during the interwar period within the context of global history. The articulation and organization of the international solidarity are studied and analyzed from the perspective of the agents as well as of the networks. Project consists of several subprojects that share the analytical and thematic referential frame. The reference frame of the subprojects consists of analyzing the different research objects from a progressive perspective: the outcomes of the activities and aspirations
within the projects are not given but studied through a profound
analysis of different opportunities that were possible and worth the
effort during that period of time. The theoretical grounds of the
project are founded in the application of the postcolonial discourses
that offer the angle of approach for understanding the international
solidarity, possibilities and limitations of the utopian ideals and the
complex of problems that occur between the political consciousness of the minority and the actions of the 'masses'. The postcolonial discourse that bursts from the dominating Eurocentric perspective during the interwar period, "the European/ Western dilemma", as well as the progressive attempt in historical research open up an opportunity to deeper knowledge an analyses of the history of the 1920's and 1930's.
- Holger Weiss: The Making of a Radical African Atlantic - African Americans, Africans and the Comintern Connection, ca. 1927-1937
- Fredrik Petersson: The Network Axis of the League against Imperialism, the Comintern, and the Anti-Imperialist Movement in Europe, 1925-1933
- Kasper Braskén: The Revival of International Solidarity - The Internationale Arbeiterhilfe, Willi Münzenberg and the Comintern in Weimar Germany, 1921-1933. Read more here.
- Anders Gustafson: Swedish emigration to Soviet Carelia, 1917 1937
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