Research Cluster 2 (RC2)

RC2 New Approaches to Trans-National Resistance Movements analyses the spatial articulations of political and social injustice of resistance movements, such as anti-fascism, anti-communism, anti-racism, anti-chauvinism, anti-discrimination and anti-xenophobia (hereafter: anti-movements) in Northern Europe during the twentieth century. RC2 is framed around the core question: in what way are anti-movements identified as forms of organizations that seek to confront, undermine and overthrow authoritarian forms of power as well as ethnic, racial, class and/or gender oppression?  RC2 examines two interlinked research themes (RC2a and RC2b) which focus on the production of transnational radical spaces and articulation of cultures of resistance in Northern Europe during the interwar period. RC2 links up with RC3 (spaces and articulations of resistance in colonial and postcolonial Ghana) and RC4 (spatial articulations of past futures and the Anthropocene).

  • RC2a. Building Socialist Ethnic Minorities in Diaspora, uses the categories of place and network to analyse and reinterpret the spatial articulations of socialism and nationalism, and ethnic and class identities, that were intertwined in the historical case of the left in the Nordic countries during the interwar period.
  • RC2b. Local Street Politics and Transfer of Global Awareness in the Nordic Countries during the Interwar Period, uses the categories of scale and place to analyse the  politics of the street, where  streets are studied as public spaces, to raise global awareness in Nordic countries in the interwar period. The research project uses the theoretical concept translocality to study the development of a repertoire of contention in a Nordic context.