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The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics (2021)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R., & Ludwin, K. (2021). The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics. interalia: a journal of queer studies, 16, 82-94. https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/rgrq6813

In this article, we call for greater recognition of friendship as a basic social relation that should play a pivotal role in re-imagining social resilience if it is to be future-proof in the face of social upheaval, such as the current pandemic. Draw... Read More about The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics.

Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present (2021)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R. (2021). Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present. Hungarian Studies Review, 48(2), 199-208. https://doi.org/10.5325/hungarianstud.48.2.0199

This essay reflects on queer politics in Central and Eastern European (CEE) through the examples of Poland and Hungary using the Derridean concept of “supplement” to expose the inherently unstable and somewhat queer nature of populist nationalisms. I... Read More about Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present.

Antisemitism and Homophobia in Polish Liberal Discourses: The Cultural Logic of Comparison and a Proposal for Intersectionality (2020)
Book Chapter
Kulpa, R. (2020). Antisemitism and Homophobia in Polish Liberal Discourses: The Cultural Logic of Comparison and a Proposal for Intersectionality. In M. van den Berg, & M. Derks (Eds.), Public Discourses About Homosexuality and Religion in Europe and Beyond (147-169). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56326-4_7

This chapter examines the discursive mechanism of drawing comparisons between antisemitism and homophobia in Polish (Catholic) culture that were popular among the left and liberal opinion makers in the mid/late 2000s. It questions the problematic nat... Read More about Antisemitism and Homophobia in Polish Liberal Discourses: The Cultural Logic of Comparison and a Proposal for Intersectionality.

Visitor Perceptions of European Holocaust Heritage: A Social Media Analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Wight, C. (2020). Visitor Perceptions of European Holocaust Heritage: A Social Media Analysis. Tourism Management, 81, Article 104142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2020.104142

This study presents a netnographic discourse analysis of social media content generated around three high profile European Holocaust heritage sites: Ann Frank’s House in Amsterdam, The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland, and the Jewish... Read More about Visitor Perceptions of European Holocaust Heritage: A Social Media Analysis.

Public Understanding of Trafficking in Human Beings in Great Britain, Hungary and Ukraine (2019)
Journal Article
Sharapov, K. (2019). Public Understanding of Trafficking in Human Beings in Great Britain, Hungary and Ukraine. Anti-trafficking review, 13, 30-49. https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201219133

This article provides a summary of research undertaken to investigate public awareness and understanding of human trafficking in Great Britain, Ukraine, and Hungary. Responding to the lack of reliable empirical data on this issue, the research relies... Read More about Public Understanding of Trafficking in Human Beings in Great Britain, Hungary and Ukraine.

National menace: mediating homo/sexuality and sovereignty in the Polish national/ist discourses (2019)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R. (2020). National menace: mediating homo/sexuality and sovereignty in the Polish national/ist discourses. Critical Discourse Studies, 17(3), 327-343. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2019.1584578

The bio-political discourses of nationhood and homo/sexuality burgeon geo-culturally and historically, and this article presents a case-study of Poland post-2004 EU enlargement. Focused on the (televised) presidential media orchestrations of the ‘EU... Read More about National menace: mediating homo/sexuality and sovereignty in the Polish national/ist discourses.

‘Living Rights’, rights claims, performative citizenship and young people – the right to vote in the Scottish independence referendum (2018)
Journal Article
Sanghera, G., Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., & Arshad, R. (2018). ‘Living Rights’, rights claims, performative citizenship and young people – the right to vote in the Scottish independence referendum. Citizenship Studies, 22(5), 540-555. https://doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2018.1484076

This paper examines the rights claims-making that young people engaged in during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum when the right to vote was extended to 16- and 17-year-olds for the first time in the UK. Understanding citizenship and rights... Read More about ‘Living Rights’, rights claims, performative citizenship and young people – the right to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Science communication & sensitive issues: putting risk in context (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Kerr, G. (2017, November). Science communication & sensitive issues: putting risk in context. Presented at NATO BRITE Advanced Research Workshop, Yerevan, Armenia

One of the global challenges the world faces is the possibility of a chemical or nuclear attack by terrorists or a rogue state, or of an accidental nuclear disaster. With a breakdown in diplomacy between the USA and North Korea and tensions between b... Read More about Science communication & sensitive issues: putting risk in context.

Young people’s everyday securities: pre-emptive and pro-active strategies toward ontological security in Scotland (2017)
Journal Article
Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., & Sanghera, G. S. (2017). Young people’s everyday securities: pre-emptive and pro-active strategies toward ontological security in Scotland. Social and Cultural Geography, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2017.1346197

This paper uses a framework of ‘ontological security’ to discuss the psycho-social strategies of self-securitization employed by ethnic and religious minority young people in Scotland. We argue that broad discourses of securitization are present in t... Read More about Young people’s everyday securities: pre-emptive and pro-active strategies toward ontological security in Scotland.

Encountering Misrecognition: Being Mistaken for Being Muslim (2017)
Journal Article
Hopkins, P., Botterill, K., Sanghera, G., & Arshad, R. (2017). Encountering Misrecognition: Being Mistaken for Being Muslim. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107(4), 934-948. https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2016.1270192

Exploring both debates about misrecognition and explorations of encounters, this paper focuses upon the experiences of ethnic and religious minority young people who are mistaken for being Muslim in Scotland. We explore experiences of encountering mi... Read More about Encountering Misrecognition: Being Mistaken for Being Muslim.

Decolonizing Queer Epistemologies: Section Introduction (2016)
Book Chapter
Kulpa, R., & Silva, J. M. (2016). Decolonizing Queer Epistemologies: Section Introduction. In G. Brown, & K. Browne (Eds.), The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities (139-142). London: Routledge

Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland (2016)
Journal Article
Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., Sanghera, G., & Arshad, R. (2016). Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland. Political Geography, 55, 124-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.09.002

This paper explores ethnic and religious minority youth perspectives of security and nationalism in Scotland during the independence campaign in 2014. We discuss how young people co-construct narratives of Scottish nationalism alongside minority eth... Read More about Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland.

Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation (2016)
Journal Article
Wight, A. C. (2016). Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation. Annals of Tourism Research, 59, 60-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2016.04.002

This paper presents a synthesis of Foucault’s Archaeology of Knowledge and the concept of discursive formation to critique museums and sites of memory as spaces in which competing discourses of cultural identity emerge. The research context is the tr... Read More about Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation.

Discordant lifestyle mobilities in East Asia: privilege and precarity of British retirement in Thailand (2016)
Journal Article
Botterill, K. (2016). Discordant lifestyle mobilities in East Asia: privilege and precarity of British retirement in Thailand. Population, Space and Place, 23(5), e2011. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2011

This paper explores the lifestyle mobilities of British retirees in Thailand, drawing on empirical research conducted in 2012. Thailand is a host to a significant number of British retirees motivated by a search for a better lifestyle in Asia. This p... Read More about Discordant lifestyle mobilities in East Asia: privilege and precarity of British retirement in Thailand.

On Attachment and Belonging: Or Why Queers Mourn Homophobic President? (2014)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R. (2014). On Attachment and Belonging: Or Why Queers Mourn Homophobic President?. Sexualities, 17(7), 781-801. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460714531431

In this article I ask why gay and lesbian people in Poland mourned their infamously homophobic president Lech Kaczynski, and, in turn, what it means to mourn one's own enemy. In examining this extraordinary case of national bereavement and the collec... Read More about On Attachment and Belonging: Or Why Queers Mourn Homophobic President?.

Sexual politics and the Eurovision Song Contest (2014)
Other
Kulpa, R. (2014). Sexual politics and the Eurovision Song Contest. https://eurovisionproject.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/sexual-politics-and-the-eurovision-song-contest/

In this post I would like to draw readers’ attention to the issue of how Eurovision is entangled with sexual politics in the new EUrope: how it sometimes is used as the marker of gay rights and freedoms vs. homophobia, as a rainbow-coloured symbol of... Read More about Sexual politics and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Western Leveraged Pedagogy of Central and Eastern Europe: Discourses of Homophobia, Tolerance, and Nationhood (2013)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R. (2014). Western Leveraged Pedagogy of Central and Eastern Europe: Discourses of Homophobia, Tolerance, and Nationhood. Gender, Place and Culture, 21(4), 431-448. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2013.793656

This article focuses on the relations between the two geo-temporal categories – Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and West/Europe – in discussions about sexual politics, homophobia, tolerance, and nationhood. It contributes to the existing literature... Read More about Western Leveraged Pedagogy of Central and Eastern Europe: Discourses of Homophobia, Tolerance, and Nationhood.

Nation Queer? Discourses of Nationhood And Homosexuality In Times of Transformation: Case Studies From Poland (2013)
Thesis
Kulpa, R. (2012). Nation Queer? Discourses of Nationhood And Homosexuality In Times of Transformation: Case Studies From Poland. (Thesis). Birkbeck College, University of London. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2713774

This thesis explores the relationship between discourses of nationhood and homosexuality in the context of Polish “post-communist transformations” that have taken place over the last decade. It begins with the hypothesis that there must be a more com... Read More about Nation Queer? Discourses of Nationhood And Homosexuality In Times of Transformation: Case Studies From Poland.