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PDF files of final drafts. If you wish to reference these papers,
please access the actual paper via the journal websites.
Stenning, A. (2000) Placing
(post-)socialism: the making and remaking of Nowa Huta, Poland.
European Urban and Regional Studies, 7/2, 99-118.
Stenning, A. (2003) Shaping
the economic landscapes of post-socialism? Labour, workplace and
community in Nowa Huta, Poland, Antipode, 35/4, 761-780.
Stenning, A. (2003) Zycie w przestrzeniach (post)socjalizmu: przypadek
Nowej Huty [Life in the spaces of (post)socialism: the case of Nowa
Huta], in Karnasiewicz, J. Nowa Huta: Okruchy Zycia i Meandry
Historii, Wydawnictwo Towarzystwo Slowakow w Polsce: Kraków,
66-75. [For background to this publication, see NaszeMiasto.pl]
Stenning, A. (2004) Urban change and the
localities, Bradshaw, M. and Stenning, A., (eds.) 2004, The
Post-Socialist States of East Central Europe and the Former Soviet
Union, Pearson Education: Harlow 87-108.
Stenning, A., 2005, Post-socialism
and the changing geographies of the everyday in Poland, Transactions
of the Institute of British Geographers, 30/1, 113-127.
In reporting on recent research on the changing
geographies of everyday life in the town of Nowa Huta in southern
Poland, this paper seeks to promote the use of post-socialism as
a conceptual, rather than simply descriptive and/or transitory,
category. By exploring experiences of (im)mobility and (in)security
in post-socialism, this paper connects to related work on the West
and asks what difference post-socialism makes. It concludes by presenting
a post-socialism marked out as different by the particular experiences
of socialism, its construction and destruction and as a partial
and hybrid social form, produced by a combination of multiple social
forms constructed a varied scales of time and space.
Stenning, A., 2005, Re-placing
work: Economic transformations and the shape of a community in post-socialist
Poland, Work, Employment, Society, 19/2.
This paper reports on an ongoing research project
which explores the remaking of life and work in Nowa Huta, a steel
town built as Poland's first socialist city. It focuses on the changing
relationship between work and community in Nowa Huta using both
qualitative research material and secondary data sources. It locates
the study in the context of both recent debates over the 'end of
work' and previous accounts of work-community relationships in old
industrial regions, but argues that the specific experiences of
socialism shaped a particular relationship between work and community.
In such contexts, the 'end of work' is coupled with the 'end of
socialism' to figure a double ending for some communities. The paper
documents the changing place of work in Nowa Huta, recognising the
impact of the loss and restructuring of employment but also drawing
attention to the continuing importance of wrok in shaping lives
in Nowa Huta.
Stenning, A., 2005, The transformation
of life, work and community in post-socialist Europe: A westerner
studies Nowa Huta, Geographia Polonica.
On the basis on ongoing research which explores
the transformation of work and community in Nowa Huta, Poland, this
paper reflects on the nature and value of east-west research and
on the connections that can, and should, be made between the varied
urban geographies of Europe. Drawing attention to some themes which
connect the urban geographies of eastern and western Europe, it
argues that we have a responsibility to distant geographies but
that responsibility rests not simply on studying those distant parts
as exotic and intriguing sites for research but on connecting our
lives and our geographies to those of distant others.
Stenning, A., 2005, Where
is the post-socialist working class? Working class lives in the
spaces of (post-)socialism, Sociology (special issue
on Class, Culture and Community), December.
In reflecting on two recent popular representations
of Poland's working class communities and ongoing work in one particular
community in southern Poland, this paper explores a range of literatures
which locate working class communities in both socialism and post-socialism.
It draws attention to the dualities of representation of these working
class communities and seeks to explain these representations, connecting
the specificities of the post-socialist world to wider social and
economic shifts. Building on the 'new working class studies' and
other recent interpretations of working class lives and cultures,
it invokes alternative accounts of working class lives after socialism,
which move beyond the dualities identified, and seeks to reinscribe
class as important in the discourses and materialities of post-socialism,
East and West.
Abstracts for publications and conference papers are
available here. Draft versions of some of these papers are also
available. PLEASE DO NOT CITE WITHOUT MY EXPRESS PERMISSION.
The Politics of Work, Workplace and Community in Nowa Huta, Poland
Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, 4th-8th April 2000
'Solidarity' and the Challenges of Transformation: Restructuring
Labour and Community in Post-Socialist Poland
Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Association of American
Geographers, New York, 28th Feb.- 3rd March 2001
Transformations/Transforming Representations: Remaking Life and
Work in Nowa Huta, Poland
Paper presented to WES 2001: Winning and Losing in the New Economy,
University of Nottingham, 11th-13th September 2001
Work: Economic Transformations and the Shape of a Community in Post-Socialist
Paper presented to RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Queen’s University
Belfast, 2nd-5th January 2002 and Critical Political Economies:
Cities, Regions and the International Economy, International Conference
of Critical Geography, Bekescsaba, Hungary, 25th-30th June 2002
Socialist Realism: Identity, Community and the Uses of Heritage
in Post-Socialist Poland
Paper presented to ESRC Seminar on Accessing Identity: Identity
and Urban Regeneration, University of Hull, 25th September 2002
and Work in Post-Socialism: Transforming the Spaces of Labour
Paper presented to Working-Class Studies: Intersections with Race,
Gender, and Sexuality, The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Center
for Working-Class Studies, Youngstown University, 14th-17th May
Stability and Security? New Geographies of the Everyday in Post-Socialist
Paper presented to New Trends in the Geographical Organisation of
Society: Integration and Differentiation within a Unifying Europe,
Prague, Czech Republic, 12th-14th June 2003