Edited by Mariusz Kałczewiak and Magdalena Kozłowska
Berghahn Series: New Perspectives on Central and Eastern European Studies, Volume 3, New York, Oxford 2022 (ISBN 978-1-80073-352-7 / eISBN 978-1-80073-353-4 eBook)
No matter how one defines its extent and borders, Eastern Europe has long been understood as a liminal space, one whose undeniable cultural and historical continuities with Western Europe have been belied by its status as an “Other” in the Western imagination. Across illuminating and provocative case studies, The World beyond the West focuses on the region’s ambiguous relationship to historical processes of colonialism and Orientalism. In exploring encounters with distant lands through politics, travel, migration, and exchange, it places Eastern Europe at the heart of its analysis while decentering the most familiar narratives and recasting the history of the region.
Mariusz Kałczewiak is Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and at the University of Warsaw, Poland. His first book, Polacos in Argentina: Polish Jews, Interwar Migration, and the Emergence of Transatlantic Jewish Culture (University of Alabama Press, 2020) won the 2020 Best Book Award of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association.
Magdalena Kozłowska holds a doctorate in Jewish Studies Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She works as an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw. Her publications include the monograph Świetlana przyszłość:? Żydowski Związek Młodzieżowy Cukunft wobec wyzwań międzywojennej Polski (Austeria, 2016) and articles in East European Politics and Societies, Aspasia, Middle Eastern Studies, and Jewish Culture and History.