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All about socialist realism

The project begins with a scientific book that explores socialist realism from a gender perspective as a trend in art that served not so much propaganda as a political myth for which socialism was recognized. Further research involves ethnographic interviews with women who entered adulthood in the times of socialist realism.

   

Book

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The book What gender is the female worker? explores the symbols of socialist realism, presenting its exact genesis in a mythical perspective. It proves that socialist realism, which was the apex of Soviet socialism, operated according to the same principles as a myth or a fairy tale. 

Moreover, there is an attempt to define the meaning of gender opposition in the discussed trend – the role of not only a woman or an iconic worker, but also a man and an iconic worker – which was the axis of all socialist realism. In his original gender interpretation, he synthesizes these two aspects of the symbolism of socialism, basing it on the opposition of values: male-non-male, female-non-female.

The book is available in Polish. 

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All about socialist realism

The project begins with a scientific book that explores socialist realism from a gender perspective as a trend in art that served not so much propaganda as a political myth.

Mitomania

Mitomania is a project based on the analysis of myths from all over the world. 

Santa Muerte

The project is based on the analysis of the cult. You can find here also a collaboration with Mexican intellectuals and regular people trying to define Mexican identity, correlated to Death itself.